Here are the highlights from the latest newsletter edition:

Have your say!  ASI Standards Revision first public consultation open until April 30

The 60-day public consultation period on the ASI Standards draft revision documents is underway and runs from March 1 to April 30, 2021. The recorded overview webinar and extensive Q&A is now available to watch on the Revisions web page of our website. Read more.

M&E Insights: ASI membership trends and analysis 

To achieve broad impact and multi-stakeholder engagement, one of the key ingredients is membership growth. ASI has designed a membership structure and supporting outreach strategies to encourage participation of a wide range of aluminium sector stakeholders. At 23 March 2021, ASI has 161 members across its six membership classes. This month we dive deeper into some key indicators regarding ASI members and membership. Read more.

ASI welcomes new Directors-elect for the Board 

The results of ASI’s annual Board elections are in.  ASI congratulates the following successful candidates, whose new terms are to commence on April 21. Read more.

Mark Annandale appointed as ASI’s Indigenous Peoples Advisory Forum (IPAF) Adviser

ASI is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Annandale as our new IPAF Adviser, starting April 12, 2021. Read more.

ASI appoints Klaudia Michalska as Impact Analyst

ASI is delighted to announce the appointment of Klaudia Michalska as our new Impact Analyst, starting April 1, 2021. Read more.

New IAI Report: Aluminium Sector Greenhouse Gas Pathways to 2050

ASI aims to share important projects and research being produced by Aluminium Associations and Institutes that will help to move the aluminium sector forward toward increased sustainability. This month, we present an extremely timely report published by the International Aluminium Institute in March 2021. Read more.

Case study on Réseau Environment Bauxite in Guinea published by Fauna and Flora International

The Boké region in north-west Guinea contains some of the world’s largest reserves of high-grade bauxite. This mosaic landscape also hosts important natural habitat that supports threatened, rare and restricted range species, maintains essential ecosystem functions and services, and holds important cultural value. Over the past decade, there has been rapid growth of bauxite mining: today the region is host to at least 14 companies at different stages of mining activities. The accelerated increase in bauxite production is having wide-ranging impacts on forests, biodiversity and people. Read more.

ASI issues first Re-Certification

Three years after the first ASI Performance Standard Certification was issued, we have now issued the first Re-Certification.  This is a positive milestone for the maturing of the ASI program, and for Rio Tinto’s continued commitment following their achievement of the first ASI Certification in 2018. Read more.

ASI Certifications update

In March, ASI Members achieved six new certifications, with several more in the announcement pipeline.

  • Albras: ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard
  • Jupiter Aluminum: ASI Chain of Custody Standard
  • Assan Alüminyum: ASI Performance Standard (Provisional under COVID Interim Policy)
  • Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd.: ASI Chain of Custody Standard
  • Yunnan Yongshun Aluminium Co., Ltd.: ASI Performance Standard

ASI Membership news

In March, ASI welcomed three new members — one General Supporter member and two Production & Transformation members — bringing the total number of ASI members to 162.

  • LATAM Recycling – Metal Traders: General Supporter
  • Alcomet AD: Production & Transformation
  • United Integration for Metal Extrusion & Coating W.L.L: Production & Transformation