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ASI Standards Overview

The ASI Performance and Chain of Custody Standards set requirements for the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium, are globally applicable and encompass all stages of the aluminium value chain.



Standards for the aluminium value chain

The ASI Performance and Chain of Custody Standards set requirements for the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.  These two standards form the basis of the ASI Certification program.

ASI’s robust standards are the result of multi-stakeholder consensus-building within the ASI Standards Committee and input from technical Working Groups and open public consultation processes.

 

Applicability

ASI’s standards are globally applicable and encompass all stages of the aluminium value chain: primary aluminium production (including bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting), semi-fabrication and material conversion processes, recycling, and use in final products.

 

2022 Standards summary

  • ASI Performance Standard V3:
    • Environmental, social and governance requirements, addressing key sustainability issues.
    • A Guidance document supports implementation and interpretation.
    • More about the ASI Performance Standard.
  • ASI Chain of Custody Standard V2:
    • Requirements for the flow of Chain of Custody (CoC) Material, including ASI Aluminium through the value chain, with assurance of sustainable production at each link in the chain.
    • A Guidance document supports implementation and interpretation.
    • More about the ASI Chain of Custody Standard.
  • ASI’s Assurance Manual V2:
  • ASI’s Claims Guide V2:
  • ASI Glossary V1
    • Complete list of defined terms for all ASI Standards and supporting documents.

 

2022 Standards

ASI’s Standards and supporting documents were updated in 2022 after a major revision process.  Find out more about each below.

Please note: Translations will be published as they become available.

The ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) defines 62 environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain.

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The Guidance is designed to assist ASI Members to fulfil their commitment to implement the ASI Performance Standard and achieve Certification. There are individual Guidance chapters for each of the 11 Principles in the ASI Performance Standard.

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The purpose of the ASI Assurance Manual is to set out the principles, procedures and objectives for the assurance model that support ASI Certification.

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The CoC Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for CoC Material, including ASI Aluminium, which is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors.

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This ASI CoC Standard Guidance has been developed as a resource to assist ASI Members seeking CoC Certification, and for ASI Accredited Auditors carrying out independent Third Party Audits.

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The purpose of the ASI Claims Guide is to set out the rules and supporting guidance for the types of claims made regarding ASI Certification and Membership.

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The ASI Glossary (2022) lists all of the key terms found within the ASI Performance Standard and ASI Chain of Custody Standard.

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ASI Limitation of Liability Disclaimer

Organisations that make ASI-related claims are each responsible for their own compliance with Applicable Law, including laws and regulations related to labelling, advertisement, and consumer protection, and competition or antitrust laws, at all times. ASI does not accept liability for any violations of Applicable Law or any infringement of third-party rights (each a Breach) by other organisations, even where such Breach arises in relation to, or in reliance upon, any ASI Standard, document or other material, recommendation or directive issued by or on behalf of ASI.  ASI gives no undertaking, representation or warranty that compliance with an ASI Standard, document or other material, recommendation or directive issued by or on behalf of ASI will result in compliance with any Applicable law, or will avoid any Breach from occurring.

 

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