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12 December 2023

Novelis has achieved ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification at three of its North American production facilities in Kentucky and New York, USA and Ontario, Canada. With capabilities spanning remelting and recycling through to cold mill processing and finishing, these facilities produce a range of rolled aluminium products for several downstream applications.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Novelis has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard V2 at three of its facilities in North America. The Kingston plant in Ontario, Canada performs cold mill rolling, coil slitting, coil finishing, and annealing. The Oswego Works facility in New York, USA conducts remelting, recycling, casting, hot mill rolling, cold mill rolling, and coil finishing of aluminium products. The Guthrie plant in Kentucky, USA focuses on the hot milling, pre-treatment, and finishing of aluminium products. The plants’ outputs are destined for use in automotive, beverage can, building and construction, marine, transportation and industrial applications.

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 defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Environment, Social, and Governance, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The independent, third-party audit of the Novelis North America plants was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd. The audit took place prior to May 31, 2023, thus enabling a Performance Standard V2 certification. No non-conformances were identified.

“We warmly congratulate Novelis on attaining ASI Performance Standard certifications for three of their manufacturing facilities in North America. This achievement expands Novelis’ ASI Certification footprint across the region and reinforces their global action towards responsible aluminium production. As automotive manufacturers increasingly adopt aluminium for its lightweighting potential and efficiency gains, ensuring positive ESG outcomes is imperative. We commend Novelis for the leadership role it is playing in the sector by continuing to certify its global operations against the ASI Standards.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

“As a part of our purpose of shaping a sustainable world together, we aim to collaborate with our suppliers, customers and partners throughout the entire value chain to participate in these responsible practices. This latest certification further demonstrates our steadfast commitment to providing sustainable aluminum solutions to our valued customers.”

– Ganesh Panneer, Vice President, Operations, Novelis North America.

“The completion of ASI certifications is another example of our commitment to working with our customers to help them achieve their sustainability goals. Adherence to the standards provides a clear indication of the care that certified companies share regarding environmental, social and governance standards with regard to aluminum manufacturing.”

– Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, Vice President of Sustainability, Novelis Inc.

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