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ASI AGM Week 2019

June 2 - June 7

ASI’s 2019 AGM Week will be held at the Scandic Seilet in Molde, Norway.

The week will be open to all members and interested stakeholders and will be an excellent opportunity for peer learning and networking.  The program will include sessions on implementing ASI Certification, including chain of custody, claims and thematic sustainability issues.  An informative site visit to an aluminium smelter will also be part of the program. See detailed agenda below.

Any organisations that may be interested to explore sponsorship opportunities for the AGM, are invited to contact Fiona Solomon.

Register now!

Cost: USD380 for members, USD550 for non-members for the 3 days, covering conference, site visits and lunches, dinners and refreshment breaks on those days. Day registrations also possible.

Registration is limited to 200 people – so register as soon as possible.

Detailed Draft Agenda

(some details still subject to change)

Sunday June 2, 2019

Directors and invited participants only.

ASI Training – Part 1 – Overview and Performance Standard

ASI Secretariat:  Krista West, Sam Brumale, Carolyn Muscat

Members (free of charge) and stakeholders (USD100) also welcome to attend. The first day includes dinner for participants.

Monday June 3, 2019

Directors and invited participants only.

ASI Training – Part 2 – Chain of Custody Standard and Q&A

ASI Secretariat:  Krista West, Sam Brumale, Carolyn Muscat

Training continued. The second day includes lunch for participants.

ASI Secretariat:  Krista West, Sam Brumale

For those who are new to the AGM or would like to have an overview of what to expect.

Tuesday June 4, 2019

Annual General Meeting – ASI Members only

  • Formal proceedings
    • Welcome to Norway
    • Opening and welcome by Chair
    • AGM Video
    • Acknowledgement of newly elected Directors
    • Acknowledgement of newly elected Standards Committee members
    • ASI Board Chair report – Chair
    • Finance and Audit Committee report
    • Governance Committee report
    • CEO report – CEO
  • Standards Committee Panel
    • The ASI Standards Committee discusses the standards work program, through questions from the moderator and the audience.
  • Directors Panel
    • The ASI Board discusses ASI’s strategy and objectives, through questions from the moderator and the audience.
  • Welcome – ASI CEO and Board Chair (5-10 minutes)
    • Introduction to ASI and objectives of AGM Week
    • Theme of the conference is ‘Implementation’
  • ASI implementation around the world – how members have approached ASI Certification, what they have learned and what they have changed in practice. Moderator:  Sam Brumale (10 minutes each, 20 minutes Q&A)
    • Thomas Greigeritsch, Vice President Group Sustainability, Constantia Flexibles (Austria)
    • Abner Xie, Export General Manager, Nanshan Aluminium (China)
    • Shamus Donovan, Head of Environment and CSR, Alunorf JV (Germany)
    • Ken Kahler, Mine Manager and Traditional Owner/s, Gulkula Mining Company (Australia)
    • Steven Baker, Manager HSSEQ, Emirates Global Aluminium (UAE)
    • Fernando Wongtschowski, Marketing Manager, Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio (Brazil)
    • Sacha Brandt, Vice President, Hydro Extruded Solutions, (Netherlands)
    • Josef Schoen, CR Project Management, AUDI (Germany)

Several other speakers still tbc

  • Top 3 implementation FAQ – Moderator:  Krista West (1 hour)
    • Aluminium: Due diligence by design. Safeguarding human rights throughout the value chain, Kendyl Salcito, Executive Director, NomoGaia and  Neill Wilkins, Project Manager Migrant Workers and Work With Dignity, Institute for Human Rights and Business
    • Biodiversity assessments in industrial settings —  (tbc)
  • ASI’s outcomes and impacts – Moderator: Marieke van der Mijn (1 hour)
    • ASI outcomes – what do we know so far? Marieke van der Mijn, ASI Director of Impacts and Partnerships
    • The Aluminium Story – ASI in context, Pernelle Nunez, Manager – Sustainability, International Aluminium Institute (IAI)
    • Demonstrating impact – a research perspective, Penda Diallo, Lecturer, Cambourne School of Mines, University of Exeter

Wednesday June 5, 2019

  • Aluminium markets and customers – packaging (15 minutes each, 15 minutes Q&A) – Moderator: Krista West
    • Sustainability – Challenge and Opportunity for the Global Packaging Sector, Stefan Glimm, Director General, Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI)
    • Aluminium for packaging can only be sustainable, Alexander Leutwiler, Procurement Group Manager, Nestlé Nespresso
    • Supply chain engagement, Anke Hampel, Director Global Procurement Foil and Ink, Tetra Pak
    • Partnerships for sustainability, Gerald Rebitzer, Director Sustainability, Amcor
  • Aluminium markets and customers – sector perspectives – Moderator: Marieke van der Mijn (1 hour)
    • Material Change and the Responsible Minerals Initiative – Michele Bruelhart, Director of Innovations, Responsible Business Alliance
    • (Presentation title tbc) – James Nicholson, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Trafigura (TBC)
    • Responsible Sourcing, Georgina Hallet, Chief of Staff, London Metal Exchange (TBC)
  • ASI Claims for Chain of Custody – interactive session – Moderators: Fiona Solomon and Sasha Courville
    • Overview of ASI Claims Guide – on-product and off-product
    • Table groups – discussion exercise
  • Looking ahead – Moderator: Fiona Solomon
    • 2020 standards revision – speakers tbc (30 minutes incl Q&A)
    • IPAF report and 2020 meeting and activities – speakers tbc (30 minutes incl. Q&A)
    • Join us at the 2020 AGM in Yantai, Shandong province, China
  • Closing thanks (ASI CEO and Chair)
  • Site overview
  • Health and safety briefing
  • Logistics and timing

Thursday June 6, 2019

  • Dinner speaker: Egil Hogna, Executive Vice President for Extruded Solutions, Norsk Hydro
  • Dinner will be held in nearby marble caves:  www.berg-tatt.no

Friday June 7, 2019

Standards Committee meeting 
  • Standards Committee members and invited participants only.
Committee Dinner (optional)

ASI gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance for this event from:


June 2
June 7
Event Category:


Aluminium Stewardship Initiative


Scandic Seilet
Gideonvegen 2
Molde, 6412 Norway
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