Highlights from the May edition of the ASI Newsletter:

ASI’s 2020 Annual General Meeting held via webcast
On May 19, ASI held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Members via an audio webcast. Nearly 120 participants from 62 ASI Member organisations joined the ASI Board and CEO for an update on ASI’s progress and activities.

ASI awarded ISEAL Impulse Grant to support data collaboration with International Aluminium Institute (IAI)
This month, ASI was successful in its application for a small ISEAL Impulse Grant to support work on ASI Chain of Custody data and data visualisation approaches.

ASI Standards now recognised by BREEAM
BREEAM is an international scheme that provides independent third-party certification of the assessment of the sustainability performance of individual buildings, communities and infrastructure projects. ASI is now a recognised Responsible Sourcing Certification Scheme (RSCS) under the BREEAM scheme.

Reminder to contribute to the ASI Standards Revision: first comment period closes June 9
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. The Terms of Reference are open for consultation – share your feedback!

ASI webinar on COVID-19 webinar and best practices for health, safety and wellbeing
This month, we held an ASI Member session on COVID-19 and best practices for health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace. Since the beginning of this pandemic, ASI member companies and organisations have addressed a number of issues related to a safe working environment for their employees and other stakeholders.

ISEAL Credibility Principles – consultation open
What makes for a credible standard? The ISEAL Alliance launched the Credibility Principles in 2013, which provide an international reference for defining the foundations of credible practices for sustainability standards.

ASI Certifications update

  • Hydro Extruded Solutions has achieved ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certification for seven of its facilities in Europe.

ASI Membership news

  • Ardagh Group joins as Downstream Supporter member
  • Hulamin Operations (Pty) Limited joins as Production & Transformation member
  • Rain Carbon Inc. joins as General Supporter member