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11 December 2023

Shandong Yuhang Special Alloy Equipment Co., Ltd has achieved ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) Certification for its facility located in Zouping, China. The facility manufactures aluminium rods, aluminium alloy industrial profiles, and aluminium alloy accessories, including aluminium re-melting/refining and casthouse processing.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Shandong Yuhang Special Alloy Equipment Co., Ltd. has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022). The facility has an annual production capacity of 150,000 tonnes of aluminium alloy industrial profiles, 250,000 tonnes of ingots and 10,000 tonnes of aluminium alloy deep-processed products.

The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. The ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) defines 11 principles and 62 criteria under three sustainability pillars – Environment, Social, and Governance – with the aim to address pressing sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain.

The independent, third-party audit of the Shandong Yuhang Special Alloy Equipment Co., Ltd. facility was carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification. A full listing of audit findings outlining evidence of conformances and minor non-conformances is available from page 5 of the summary audit report, linked below. Nine minor non-conformances are noted under Criteria 1.1 Legal Compliance, 2.1a-f Environmental, Social, and Governance Policy, 2.4a-e Responsible Sourcing, 3.1a-b Sustainability Reporting, 4.1a Environmental Life Cycle Assessment, 5.1a-b Disclosure of GHG Emissions and Energy Use, 5.3a-e GHG Emissions Reduction Plans, 9.1a-d Human Rights Due Diligence and 11.2 Employee engagement on Health and Safety. During the Certification Period, Shandong Yuhang Special Alloy Equipment Co., Ltd. will be implementing a corrective action plan, which will be verified in follow-up audits.

“We congratulate Shandong Yuhang Special Alloy Equipment Co., Ltd. on achieving Performance Standard Certification V3 (2022). As a manufacturer of aluminium rods, profiles and accessories, attaining Performance Standard Certification will guide Shandong Yuhang Special Alloy Equipment Co. towards more responsible production practices, and enable the company to benchmark itself against industry-leading ESG criteria.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

“Through the ASI Performance Standard V3 certification, Shandong Yuhang will focus on accelerating the pace of green, low-carbon and sustainable development, promoting energy conservation, carbon reduction and innovation of the industry, promoting responsible production in the aluminum industry and establishing close cooperation with international partners to contribute to the sustainable development of the industry globally.”

Wang Chenggang, General Manager of Shandong Yuhang Special Alloy Equipment Co., Ltd.

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