May newsletter highlights
We just sent out the May 2019 ASI News! Some highlights from this month’s issue:
- ASI’s 2019 Progress Report
Our fourth annual progress report is now available! The 2019 report provides an overview of ASI’s multi-stakeholder governance model and highlights progress on some key metrics.
- Forest-Smart Mining
The Program for Forests (PROFOR), hosted by the World Bank Group, has released three studies to assess the impact of mining on forests. The three studies – one on large scale mining, one on artisanal mining and one on biodiversity offsets – identify the first known lessons learned for implementing a forest-smart approach to mining. ASI member Fauna & Flora International (FFI) led the work on large-scale mining.
- ASI Certifications update
In May, three members attained ASI Performance Standard Certification and one achieved Chain of Custody Standard Certification.
- Upcoming FPIC webinar
FPIC is the principle that an indigenous community has the right to give or withhold consent to proposed projects that may affect their land, natural resources, lives and wellbeing, and it plays a role in ASI Performance Standard Criterion 9.4.
- Membership update
ASI welcomed two new Production & Transformation members in May. See descriptions of our new members below. ASI currently has 88 members working together towards responsible aluminium, with more member announcements in the pipeline.