After issuing certification to their Saalfelden (Austria) production site in October 2018, ASI has expanded aseptic packaging producer SIG Combibloc’s Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard certification to include their other European production sites in Wittenberg (Germany) and Linnich (Germany). SIG’s aseptic packs are widely used in liquid and food packaging applications.
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, including packaging. The implementation of ASI’s CoC Standard links verified practices – certified under the ASI Performance Standard – at successive steps of the supply chain to the products produced by ASI Certified Entities. It enables downstream customers to source responsibly produced aluminium and offer the option to include the ASI label on packs to demonstrate this to consumers.
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 independent, third-party audit of SIG was carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “SIG’s leadership in expanding their duel ASI Certification sends a strong signal that responsible aluminium sourcing is an important strategy not only for the packaging sector, but also for their customers. The option of on-pack labelling can bring the message of responsible production and responsible sourcing of aluminium directly into consumers’ hands.”
Ian Wood, Chief Supply Chain Officer at SIG said “SIG is once again leading the industry in offering customers new ways to demonstrate their commitment to responsible packaging. Achieving ASI certification across Europe takes us another important step towards our target to source 100% of our key materials from certified sources.”