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4 October 2023

We are thrilled to share that three of the ASI Secretariat, Gabriel, Vicky and Marieke, have been appointed to key technical committees, further strengthening ASI’s role in shaping sustainable practices in the aluminium industry. These appointments show our commitment to expertise, collaboration, and the pursuit of broader sustainability goals. 

Gabriel Carmona Aparicio, our Circularity Research Manager, has recently joined the ISO Technical Committee 323 on Circular Economy. This committee aims to develop standards and guidelines that promote a circular economy, under the family ISO 59000, a subject crucial for the aluminium industry. Given the increasing volumes of aluminium materials demand and reaching end-of-life, ASI’s participation is essential for sharing expertise on resource efficiency, waste minimization, and sustainable production methods. By serving as a liaison, ASI aims to foster a mutually beneficial relationship with the committee and bring collective insights that can drive the industry toward more sustainable practices. 

On another important workstream, Vicky Tran, our Assurance and Claims Manager, is now a member of the Water Stewardship Assurance Services (WSAS) Certification Advisory Committee. WSAS is the Conformity Assessment Body for the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). The Committee’s role is to ensure credible assurance against the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard. Vicky will act in an advisory capacity to provide guidance and recommendations on WSAS certification processes, thereby contributing to the credibility and stakeholder confidence in AWS assurance processes. 

And finally, ASI’s Director of Partnerships, Marieke van der Mijn, has been selected to serve on Science Based Target Network (SBTN)’s Target B Value Chain Guidance Expert Working Group. The aim of the Working Group is to support companies and financial institutions with improved guidance on how to set upstream target boundaries and estimate nature-related impacts of key commodities when they experience challenges in traceability or transparency of complex supply chains. ASI’s participation in this WG will help shape the direction and outcomes of recommended (and potentially required) steps SBTN should ask of companies with complex supply chains to take in order to increase traceability.  

These three latest appointments bring great value to our stakeholders by enhancing ASI’s influence in critical areas of sustainability. By leveraging our team’s expertise, we aim to contribute meaningfully to the development of standards and practices that will benefit not just the aluminium industry but also contribute to global sustainability efforts. 


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