ASI certifies two China Hongqiao Group Co., Ltd. subsidiaries against Performance Standard V3
The facilities produce a wide range of aluminium products catering to diverse sectors such as packaging, industrial applications and manufacturing.
25 January 2024
China Hongqiao Group Co., Ltd. has achieved ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) Certification for the design and production of aluminium and aluminium alloy high-precision foil at two subsidiaries in Shandong, China: Weihai Chenxin New Material Co., Ltd. and Weihai Haixin New Material Co., Ltd, which additionally produces aluminium belts and plates.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that China Hongqiao Group Co., Ltd. has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) at two of the company’s subsidiaries, Weihai Haixin New Material Co., Ltd. and Weihai Chenxin New Material Co., Ltd. The rolling facilities have an annual production capacity of 120,000 tonnes, and 30,000 tonnes respectively. The facilities produce a wide range of aluminium products catering to diverse sectors such as packaging, industrial applications and manufacturing.
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 China Hongqiao Group Co., Ltd. subsidiary’s facilities was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd. 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. Three minor non-conformances are noted under Criteria 5.1a-b Disclosure of GHG Emissions and Energy Use, 10.8a-c Working Time and 11.1a Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System. During the Certification Period, China Hongqiao Group Co., Ltd. will be implementing a corrective action plan, which will be verified in follow-up audits.
“We congratulate Weihai Haixin New Materials Co., Ltd. and Weihai Chenxin New Materials Co., Ltd, two subsidiary rolling operations of China Hongqiao Group Co., Ltd. on achieving Performance Standard Certification V3 (2022). A significant player in the global aluminium sector, this marks a further important step in the adoption of more responsible production approaches across the company’s assets, underscoring their ongoing dedication to sustainability, and the implementation of best practices.”
– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
“We are honored that Weihai Haixin New Materials Co., Ltd. and Weihai Chenxin New Materials Co., Ltd. have achieved ASI performance standard certification. This represents a significant milestone in our commitment to responsible production practices, showcasing our role as responsible corporate citizens. This certification, based on the ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022), signifies our determination to implement responsible production processes that address aluminum’s global responsibilities. We will promote the widespread adoption of technologies supporting sustainable operations, achieving our own high-quality development. Collaborating with international partners, we aim to collectively advance responsible practices across the aluminum industry, contributing our efforts towards sustainability in the worldwide aluminum value chain.”
– Wang Qiang, General Manager
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