ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard:
Development history

The ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard was developed to connect assurance about business’ practices under the ASI Performance Standard, to claims about aluminium and responsible sourcing.

The ASI CoC Standard defines requirements for Entities and Facilities implementing chain of custody management systems, including systems for sourcing, accounting and transfer of CoC Material and Eligible Scrap. It covers both primary and secondary (recycled) production, throughout the aluminium supply chain.

Second Consultation (2017)

Draft Version 1  (2017)

As a result of the 2016 consultation, draft 4 of the Chain of Custody Standard, plus accompanying draft 2 of the Guidance were developed and released for the 2017 consultation.

Outcomes of the 2017 consultation

The 60-day public consultation period for review and comment on the draft ASI Standards and normative documents ended in July 2017.

First Consultation (2016)

The first public consultation period for the Chain of Custody (CoC) Draft 3 and Guidance Draft 1 was open from Friday October 21 until Friday December 23, 2016. The consultation versions are available below for information purposes, along with a log of comments received.

2016 Consultation outcomes

In Q1 2017, the ASI Standards Committee considered all the feedback and comments received from the 2016 consultation. A log of the comments received and ASI’s responses is available in an Excel file below. The comments can be re-ordered using the filter tabs at the head of each column. A separate tab groups specific feedback on the Market Credits System that was submitted in a dedicated section on the comments form.  A summary report is also available:

Standard-setting procedure and plan 2016

In April 2016, the ASI Standards Committee was established and has worked to formalise its approach to standards development in accordance with ISEAL requirements, and prepared a new draft of the CoC Standard for public comment. The following have now been published on the ASI website:

CoC Version 1, Draft 1 (2014)

Draft 1 of the CoC Standard was drafted and reviewed with the ASI Standards Setting Group (SSG) during 2014.  It proposed a mass-balance volume-credit model, which can be applied at the company and/or facility level. Following input from the SSG and some stakeholders, Draft 2 of the CoC Standard was then published on the ASI website in January 2015.