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23 April 2024

Ye Chiu Metal Smelting Sdn. Bhd. has achieved ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) Certification for the manufacture of secondary aluminium alloy ingots at its re-melting facility in Johor, Malaysia.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Ye Chiu Metal Smelting Sdn. Bhd. has been certified against the ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022). The facility is one of the largest aluminium recycling factories in Asia, producing aluminium alloy ingots from aluminium scraps. The facility features melting and holding furnaces, casting lines and stacking machines with a processing capacity in excess of 40,000 tonnes per annum.

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 Ye Chiu Metal Smelting Sdn. Bhd. facility was carried out by SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services. 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. Four minor non-conformances are noted under Criteria 1.1 Legal Compliance, 6.3a-g Assessment and Management of Spills and Leakages, 9.1a-d Human Rights Due Diligence and 10.8a-c Working Time. During the Certification Period, Ye Chiu Metal Smelting Sdn. Bhd. will be implementing a corrective action plan, which will be verified in follow-up audits.

“We congratulate Ye Chiu Metal Smelting Sdn. Bhd. on achieving Performance Standard Certification V3 (2022). The company’s utilisation of scrap aluminium in its production processes makes it an important node in the circular economy, exemplifying its commitment to minimising waste and reducing environmental impact. The Certification recognises Ye Chiu Metal Smelting’s work towards aligning its production processes with criteria that prioritise environmental protection, social responsibility, and strong corporate governance, making it a positive example for others in the industry.”

– Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative


“Ye Chiu Group has achieved a major milestone by obtaining the Performance Standard Certification, which recognises its commitment to responsible production practices in the secondary aluminium industry. This certification underscores the company’s dedication to maintaining high sustainability standards and driving progress towards a more sustainable future. Ye Chiu Group’s focus on energy efficiency, environmental stewardship, and ethical operations has been instrumental in reaching this prestigious recognition. We express our gratitude to the invaluable team whose contributions have been pivotal in attaining this milestone.”

– Lew Kae Ming, Marketing Director and General Manager of Ye Chiu Metal Smelting Sdn. Bhd.


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