ASI Performance Standard

The ASI Performance Standard (this Standard) defines 59 environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain.

How it serves the aluminium sector

The Performance Standard aims to support responsible supply chains by:

  • Providing a common standard for the aluminium value chain on environmental, social and governance performance
  • Establishing requirements that can be independently audited to provide objective evidence for the granting of ASI Certification
  • Reinforcing and promoting consumer and stakeholder confidence in aluminium
  • Serving as a broader reference for the establishment and improvement of responsible production, sourcing and material stewardship initiatives in metals supply chains.

The sustainability elements it addresses


  1. Business integrity
  2. Policy and management
  3. Transparency
  4. Material stewardship


  1. Greenhouse gas emissions
  2. Emissions, effluents and wastes
  3. Water
  4. Biodiversity


  1. Human rights
  2. Labour rights
  3. Occupational health and safety

How it applies to members

ASI Members in ‘Production and Transformation’ and ‘Industrial Users’ membership classes are required to have at least one Facility certified against the ASI Performance Standard within two years of joining ASI.


Translations into Chinese, French, Japanese and German of the ASI Standards and Guidance documents are now available.

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