Highlights from the June edition of the ASI Newsletter:
ASI celebrates its 5 year anniversary
On June 25, 2015, ASI was incorporated as a not-for-profit entity to develop and launch the ASI certification program. Today we are proud to celebrate our first five years as a multi-stakeholder standards body!
Spotlight on elementAl: Tracking ASI non-conformances and the Public Dashboard project
ASI publishes a summary of audit findings for all ASI Certifications. In 2020, we have been working on creating a Public Dashboard in elementAl, to enable simpler access to and exportability of published and aggregated data on ASI Certifications.
ASI Standards Revision: input from Terms of Reference consultation period
During 2020-2021, ASI is conducting a Standards Revision to review all of the 6 ASI Documents – Performance Standard and Guidance, Chain of Custody Standard and Guidance, Assurance Manual and Claims Guide.
Further update to ASI interim policy for audits during the COVID-19 pandemic
ASI’s Interim Policy for the COVID-19 pandemic, first issued in March, has had several updates to its implementation guidance. The latest version (Version 4) was published on June 1 with a new Annex on Assessing conformance against the ASI Performance Standard using remote methods – considerations for auditors.
New report available on global aluminium demand scenarios post-COVID
A new report published in May forecasts that 2050 aluminium demand could rise to 300 million tonnes per year, driven by a growth in sourcing from the transport, infrastructure, energy and packaging sectors.
ASI Certifications update
- Eurofoil has achieved ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certification for two of its facilities in Europe.
ASI Membership news
- Abralatas joins as Association member
- ProfilGruppen joins as Production & Transformation member