CoC Consultation Plan comment period runs until September 2016

Interested in responsible sourcing, supply chain due diligence or making sustainability claims about aluminium?  Then the ASI Chain of Custody Standard will be relevant to you.

After focusing on building ASI’s governance model in the lead up to the ASI AGM in April and then convening the new ASI Standards Committee, ASI is now ramping up its standards development work with members.

A critical part of the ASI certification program will be the ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard. Most sustainability standards use some type of CoC Standard to provide assurance for claims about responsible production and/or sourcing through the value chain.

Developing the CoC Standard

Earlier work took place on the ASI CoC Standard during 2014.  Draft 1 of the CoC Standard was developed under IUCN with the ASI Standard Setting Group (SSG), with a public consultation period open from July to September 2014. Eight sets of comments on the draft were received and published on the ASI website. Following discussions on the comments received, a Draft 2 of the CoC Standard was then made available on the ASI website in January 2015. While Draft 2 has been publicly available since that time, a formal comment process was not convened. ASI’s CoC Standard will now be further developed and finalised over the next 18 months. Draft 3 is nearly complete and will be made available for a 60-day public consultation planned for later in 2016. Member and public webinars will be convened during the CoC Standard consultation periods.

CoC Standard Public Summary and Consultation Plan – comment period is now on

In the meantime, a Public Summary and Consultation Plan, which will guide the public consultation process for the CoC Standard has been agreed by the ASI Standards Committee and is now available for public comment. This Plan sets out public consultation periods on Draft 3 as well as Draft 4 of the CoC Standard in 2016 and 2017, followed by pilot testing in Q3 2017. We welcome your comments or questions about the Public Summary and Consultation Plan for the ASI CoC Standard – please contact us directly.

Find out more about ASI’s Activities and Plans for 2016-17, as we work to develop an independent third party certification program for aluminium.