Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard certification for its smelting, casting and sawing activities for the manufacture of aluminium alloy flat ingots. The plant achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification in January 2021.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. has been successfully certified against the ASI Chain of Custody for the manufacture of aluminium alloy flat ingots. The plant is a joint venture between ASI Members Yunnan YunLv Yongxin Aluminium Co., Ltd. of Yunnan Aluminium Group, and Xiamen Xiashun Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd. The annual production capacity at the facility is 150,000 tonnes of mid-to-high-end aluminium alloy flat ingot.
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 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 audit of the Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. plant was carried out by SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. on their Chain of Custody Standard Certification. We are pleased to see the continued collaboration among several ASI Members to demonstrate responsible production and sourcing of aluminium at this joint venture operation, which follows the dual ASI Certification of one of its shareholder companies, Xiamen Xiashun Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd. It’s also a further positive sign that ASI’s work program continues to make inroads into the key global aluminium market in China.“
Shu Li, general manager of Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd, said, “The successful approval of the ASI Chain of Custody Standard by Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. has a positive effect on enhancing the level of Social Responsibility Management and ASI supply chain supervision in the aluminum industry, continuously enhancing and increasing the value of the company’s products, protecting and enhancing its reputation.”
He added, “Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. is striving to keep in line with ASI in order to maximize the contribution of aluminum to the sustainability of society, to provide products and services that meet the requirements of ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) to customers on time, to build aluminum alloy flat ingot products into a low-carbon and environmentally friendly high-end brand, and to become a responsible manufacturer and supplier of high-end aluminum alloy products.”