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2 March 2021

Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for its remelting/refining and semi-fabrication activities. The facility’s operations include smelting, casting and sawing processes for manufacture of aluminium alloy flat ingots. The annual production is 150,000 tonnes of mid-to-high end aluminium alloy flat ingot.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The operation is a joint-venture between Yongxin Aluminium Co., Ltd. of Yunnan Aluminium Group and Xiamen Xiashun Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd., which is also an ASI Member.

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 independent, third-party audit of the Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. facility was carried out by SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “Congratulations to Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. on achieving this ASI Performance Standard Certification. It is a pleasure to see joint ventures achieve ASI Certification, as advancing sustainability in the aluminium value chain depends on the effort of all actors working towards shared goals. We’re pleased to see a demonstration of this collaborative spirit among three of our China-based members.”

General Manager of Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd., Li Shu said, “We are pleased that Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. has successfully passed ASI’s performance standard certification. The achievement of this Performance Standard Certification signifies that Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. has followed the steps of its shareholder Xiamen Xiashun Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd. and has always maintained close cooperation with ASI in promoting environmental protection, corporate governance, and human rights protection to maximize aluminium’s contribution to sustainable society, and has encouraged its other shareholder Yunnan Yongxin Aluminium Co., Ltd. to promote responsible production, responsible procurement, and corporate governance of aluminium, to jointly build a green, clean, low-carbon, and environmentally friendly whole industry chain.

Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd. strives to build its products into a high-end brand of aluminium alloy flat ingot with low carbon and environmental protection, and become a responsible producer and supplier of high-end aluminium alloy products.”

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