Five years of ASI: 2015 ~ 2020
On June 25, 2015, ASI was incorporated as a not-for-profit entity to develop and launch the ASI certification program. Between 8 and 12 September, we join our Members and stakeholders in celebrating our first five years as a multi-stakeholder standards body and the accomplishments we have achieved together!
In the beginning
In 2009, a global group of stakeholders from the aluminium industry, civil society, research and policy organisations, and industrial users of aluminium products started the ball rolling on what would become ASI by joining together to assess challenges, opportunities and needs. In March 2015, ASI appointed its first Executive Director, and in June 2015 the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Ltd was incorporated as a non-profit entity for the purposes of developing an independent, third-party certification program.
5 years of progress
Since our incorporation in 2015, we have been collecting data to capture the outcomes of our work. We do this through our members at the time of their application, during the certification process, annual surveys and case studies, as well as from our learning program educationAl. As more companies join ASI, we will collect more in-depth data and evidence to fully understand the change to which ASI and its Members are contributing.
Change on the ground
Since the launch of the ASI Standards, we have been collecting anecdotal evidence and feedback from ASI Members as to how their implementation of the ASI Standards and process of certification has created change in their activities and real impact on the ground. This evidence is continuously being assessed, refined and expanded through on-site investigation and interviews. The results are used to create the Stories of Change
ASI’s standards are applicable to all stages of aluminium production and transformation, specifically: bauxite mining, alumina refining, primary aluminium production, semi-fabrication (rolling, extrusion, forging and foundry), material conversion, and refining and re-melting of recycled scrap, as well as material stewardship criteria relevant to downstream users of aluminium. The links below provide more details on the current certifications.
ASI Members’ ASI turns 5! messages
ASI: Supports a holistic approach towards sustainability
Congratulations to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative on 5 years of fostering sustainable practices throughout the entire aluminium value chain!
ASI has helped Constellium take a holistic approach towards sustainability. We celebrate ASI’s commitment to responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.
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ASI: A powerful mechanism for driving responsible sourcing
Tetra Pak joins in the celebration of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s fifth birthday!
Since helping to establish the ASI as one of the founding members, we have been able to benefit from the deep collaboration with the ASI secretariat, the Board of Directors and the Standards committee and Working groups responsible for creating the ASI Performance standard. This standard sets out measurable and continuous improvements in the key environmental, social and governance impacts of aluminium extraction, production, use and recycling. ASI is also proving to be a powerful mechanism for driving responsible sourcing of our aluminium foil via our suppliers, who are now also certified members.