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ASI Standards Normative Documentation

ASI Performance Standard V2 (December 2017)

The ASI Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain.

Guidance: ASI Performance Standard V2 (December 2017)

The ASI Performance Standard Guidance is designed to assist ASI Members to fulfil their commitment to implement the Performance Standard and achieve Certification.

ASI Chain of Custody Standard V1 (December 2017)

The ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for CoC Material, including ASI Aluminium, which is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors.

Guidance: ASI Chain of Custody Standard V1 (December 2017)

The ASI Chain of Custody Standard Guidance has been developed as a resource to assist ASI Members seeking CoC Certification, and for ASI Accredited Auditors carrying out independent third party audits.

ASI Claims Guide V1 (December 2017)

The ASI Claims Guide sets out the rules and supporting guidance for the types of claims made regarding ASI Certification and Membership.

ASI Assurance Manual V1 (December 2017)

The ASI Assurance Manual set out the principles, procedures and objectives for the assurance model that support ASI Certification. It aligns with the principles outlined in the ISEAL Alliance Code of Good Practice.

ASI Complaints Mechanism (November 2015)

The ASI Complaints Mechanism aims to ensure the fair, timely and objective resolution of complaints relating to ASI’s standards setting processes, certification program, auditor conduct and ASI policies and procedures.

ASI Governance Handbook 09-2016 v.1

ASI Governance Handbook (September 2017)

The ASI Governance Handbook provides an overview of the design and implementation of the ASI governance model. It is aimed at orienting and guiding the various participants in ASI’s governance structure, including Board directors, Committee members and ASI staff.

Policies

ASI Joint Ventures Policy (February 2019)

ASI recognises that there are many sizes and types of business entity in the aluminium value chain and aims to be inclusive in its membership structure and certification program. The Joint Ventures Policy summarises how Joint Ventures can participate in ASI.

ASI Antitrust Compliance Policy (September 2017)

The purpose of competition/antitrust law is to ensure that markets are free and fair by prohibiting distortions of competition. The ASI Antitrust Compliance Policy aims to ensure that nothing done by ASI and/or its members in contravention of competition laws at any level.

ASI Member Recruitment and Information Management Policy (May 2016)

The Member Recruitment and Information Management Policy sets out the form and manner organisations must follow to apply for ASI membership.

ASI Privacy Policy (September 2017)

The ASI Privacy Policy explains how we collect stakeholders’ personal information, what we do with it and how we protect it.

ASI Confidentiality Policy (September 2017)

The ASI Confidentiality Policy outlines and reinforces our high priority on the security and protection of confidential information in order to protect the privacy of its stakeholders and employees, according to ASI’s Privacy Policy, and comply with ASI’s Antitrust Compliance Policy.

ASI elementAl System Users Policy (September 2017)

The ASI elementAl System Users Policy outlines and reinforces our high priority on the security and protection of confidential information in order to protect the privacy of its stakeholders and employees, according to ASI’s Privacy Policy, and comply with ASI’s Antitrust Compliance Policy.

Knack (elementAl) Security Information (September 2017)

The Knack (elementAl) Security Information brief summarises relevant security information of the Knack platform, on which ASI’s Assurance Platform ‘elementAl’ has been developed, and make it available to all users.

ASI Style Guide (June 2019)

The ASI Style Guide covers the rules for working with the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) identity, and defines how to use typefaces, colours and imagery. This style guide is intended as a reference and guide for the use and reproduction of the ASI brand.

ASI Constitution (April 2016)

The ASI Constitution defines the roles and responsibilities of the various actors within ASI and sets out the bylaws under which ASI operates.

ASI Charity Registration Certificate (June 2015)

The ASI Charity Registration Certificate has been provided by the Australian Government upon registration of a not-for-profit organisation / charity.

Procedures and applications

ASI Standards Benchmarking and Harmonisation Procedure (June 2019)

The ASI Standards Benchmarking and Harmonisation Procedure describes the identification, benchmarking and review of external Standards and Schemes for potential harmonisation with, including recognition by and of, ASI Standards.

ASI Independent Accreditation Review Panel (IARP) Procedure (October 2018)

The ASI Independent Accreditation Review Panel (IARP) Procedure describes the requirements set by ASI for the selection of the Independent Accreditation Review Panel and the associated processes carried out by the Independent Accreditation Review Panel (IARP). The purpose of the IARP is to ensure that accreditation and certification processes and decisions in relation to awarding, maintaining, extending, reducing, suspending and/or withdrawing ASI Accreditations and ASI Certifications, are carried out in accordance with the ASI Assurance Manual, and related procedures.

ASI Auditor Competence and Assessment Procedure (September 2018)

The ASI Auditor Competence and Assessment Procedure describes the requirements set by ASI, and the associated processes carried out by the ASI Secretariat, to ensure competent implementation of the ASI assurance system by Accredited Auditor personnel.

ASI Oversight Mechanism (August 2018)

The ASI Oversight Mechanism describes the oversight mechanisms to control, review and improve the ASI Accreditation and Certification processes.

ASI Membership Information and Application (November 2018)

The ASI Membership Information and Application contains detailed information about becoming an ASI Member as well as the application form.

ASI Auditor Accreditation Procedure (February 2019)

The ASI Auditor Accreditation Procedure describes the process and requirements for the accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) and their Individual Auditors which once accredited by ASI, are known as ASI Accredited Auditors.

ASI Registered Specialist Procedure (August 2019)

The ASI Registered Specialist Procedure describes the process and requirements for processing applications from a Technical Expert that wishes to become an ASI Registered Specialist

ASI Standards-Setting Procedure (August 2018)

The ASI Standards-Setting Procedure describes the process for the development, approval, publication and revision of ASI Standards.

ASI Certification Audit Report Oversight Assessment Procedure Version 1 (August 2018 )

The Certification Audit Report Oversight Assessment Procedure describes the internal oversight assessment processes carried out by the ASI Secretariat to review ASI Certification Audit Reports.

ASI Standards-Setting – Public System Report (July 2019)

The ASI Standards-Setting – Public System Report provides a simplified overview of the key aspects of our standards-setting system.

ASI Assurance – Public System Report (July 2019 )

The ASI Assurance Public System Report is designed to provide a simplified overview of the key aspects of our assurance system to stakeholders.

ASI Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) – Public System Report (July 2019 )

The ASI Monitoring and Evaluation Public System Report is designed to provide a simplified overview of the key aspects of our monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to stakeholders.

Plans

ASI Strategic Plan (October 2018)

The 2019 Strategic Plan is ASI’s fourth, following plans developed for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 financial years. Each of ASI’s Strategic Plans has been structured around the four strategic priorities of Effective governance, Credible program, Growing membership, Financial resilience.

ASI Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan (April 2019)

ASI’s M&E program is a key tool forASIto gain insight into the outcomes and impact of its efforts and that of its members and, over time, to support continual improvement of its program. The M&E Plan is intended as a dynamic document, similar to the ASI Risk Assessment and Management Plan, and will be regularly reviewed and updated.

Flyers and overviews

ASI 2019 progress report (June 2019)

The ASI 2019 progress report provides a snapshot of key performance indications that, together, tell a story about our progress in delivering our work program.

ASI Complaints Mechanism Infographic (August 2018)

The ASI Complaints Mechanism Infographic describes, in a visual way, how stakeholders that have concerns about our program can file a complaint. Also available in French and in Dutch.

ASI 2019 Progress Report (May 2019)

The ASI 2019 Progress Report provides a snapshot of key performance indicators that, together, tell describe how ASI has progressed on its work program.

ASI 2018 Progress Report (May 2018)

The ASI 2018 Progress Report provides a snapshot of the development progress of the ASI Standards, an overview of ASI’s governance, overall program and finances, and more.

ASI 2017 Progress Report (February 2017)

The ASI 2017 Progress Report provides a snapshot of the development progress of the ASI Standards, an overview of ASI’s governance, overall program and finances, and more.

ASI Introduction and Overview (February 2016)

The ASI Introduction and Overview provides a global description of the ASI Standards, membership and membership benefits, ASI’s work program and more.

Indigenous Peoples Advisory Forum Flyer (January 2018)

Articles

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Case Studies

Reports

Printed copies

ASI primarily makes its documents available electronically, to reduce environmental impacts.  However where required, copies of ASI documents can be printed on a laser printer and posted on request.  A small administrative fee may apply.  Contact info@aluminium-stewardship.org

ASI Limitation of Liability Disclaimer

Organisations that make ASI-related claims are each responsible for their own compliance with Applicable Law, including laws and regulations related to labelling, advertisement, and consumer protection, and competition or antitrust laws, at all times. ASI does not accept liability for any violations of Applicable Law or any infringement of third-party rights (each a Breach) by other organisations, even where such Breach arises in relation to, or in reliance upon, any ASI Standard, document or other material, recommendation or directive issued by or on behalf of ASI.  ASI gives no undertaking, representation or warranty that compliance with an ASI Standard, document or other material, recommendation or directive issued by or on behalf of ASIwill result in compliance with any Applicable law, or will avoid any Breach from occurring.