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12 June 2020

Eurofoil has achieved ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certification for semi-fabrication activities undertaken at its production facilities in Rugles in France and Dudelange in Luxembourg. The plants’ outputs include foil for packaging, container foil, household foil, heat transfer and industrial applications for insulation, pipes and cable wrap.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Eurofoil has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard for its two rolling operations in France and Luxembourg. The rolling mills supply foil to customers in various sectors, including packaging, automotive, building, among other industrial sectors.

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 Governance, Environment and Social, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions. The ASI CoC Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for material that is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors. The implementation of ASI’s CoC Standard links verified practices at successive steps of the supply chain – certified under the ASI Performance Standard – to the products produced by ASI Certified Entities.

The independent, third-party audits of the Eurofoil plants were carried out by DNV GL.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Eurofoil on their dual ASI Certifications. Packaging sector companies continue to achieve ASI Certification in order to be able to offer aluminium foil products that are produced responsibly and support the growing sustainability focus from downstream use sectors. Aluminium foil-based packaging often ends up in the hands of the end consumer, including in its simplest form as household foil, and ASI Certifications can help extend broader awareness of aluminium’s sustainability credentials.”

Yann Sauvage, Quality System Manager at Eurofoil said, “Eurofoil companies intend to become a world-class manufacturer of aluminium foil and we are committed to applying the highest standards applicable to our business activities. As a manufacturer of high-quality aluminium foil, we are pleased to participate in ASI as an active member, because we thoroughly believe ourselves about the overall benefits of ASI’s program. We’re proud that ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody certifications have been granted to us and we will continue to follow the relevant ASI guidelines to improve our global management system. All environmental, social and governance values are a part of our business strategy in order to offer to our customers aluminium products that are sourced and produced responsibly along the entire value chain.”

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