ASI development timeline

2019
Feb 26

ASI Membership hits 80

In February, 2 new members joined ASI putting the total number of members to 81. Over 50% of ASI Members (45) are slated to seek certification for at least a part of their operations by 2021.

Jan 30

First China-based ASI Member attains certification

At the end of January, ASI announced that the first China-based Member, Yantai Donghai Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd. attained certification to the ASI Performance Standard. Yantai Donghai Aluminium Foil Co. Ltd. is an aluminium foil roller based in Shandong province producing foil for industrial and consumer applications that include a wide range of packaging, batteries, capacitors, and cabling.

2018
Dec 06

ASI becomes ISEAL Associate Member

ASI becomes ISEAL Associate Member

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative has been accepted as an associate member of the ISEAL Alliance. It joins as an organisation whose system meets ISEAL’s entry level criteria in terms of scope, governance and practices.

Jul 26

ASI issues first CoC Certification

ASI issues first CoC Certification

A collection of Rio Tinto operations in Australia and Canada – spanning bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting through to casthouses – have been successfully granted ASI’s first Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification.  The announcement of the world’s first ASI CoC Certification means that ASI Aluminium will be available on the market, only six months after the launch of ASI’s voluntary standards program.

May 28

ASI holds its 3rd AGM in Australia

After Ingolstadt, Germany and Montreal, Canada, the third ASI AGM was held in Mandurah, Australia. The event kept the more than 70 international participants busy with keynotes, panels, parallel sessions on key aspects of ASI’s work program and a site visit to the Rio Tinto Huntly bauxite mine and Pinjarra alumina smelter.

Apr 10

ASI issues first certifications

ASI issues first certifications

An alumina refinery, five aluminium smelters and associated casting, recycling, waste management and infrastructure facilities in Canada, owned and operated by Rio Tinto, are the first to be certified against ASI’s ground-breaking Performance Standard for environmental, social and governance performance. In addition, Rio Tinto’s bauxite mine in Gove, Australia, is the first mine to receive ASI Performance Standard certification and the second ASI Certification issued.

2017
Dec 05

ASI Certification Program launched

Eight years after the first group of aluminium sector stakeholders and industry leaders came together with a common idea, the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard are launched. With all the necessary pieces in place for the system to be operational, certification is set to begin at the start of 2018. Congratulations to everyone involved throughout the development phase on a job well done!

Nov 28

First ASI Accredited Auditors announced

First ASI Accredited Auditors announced

ASI has received significant interest on the part of internationally-based CABs and, following careful review and several follow-up queries, has the pleasure to announce that BNQ (Bureau de normalisation du Québec) has become the first ASI accredited auditing firm. Details can be found on the accredited auditors page, which will continually be updated as more CABs are accredited.

Aug 02

ASI hits 50 members

ASI hits 50 members

In August, IndustriALL Global Union joined as a Civil Society member, and became ASI’s 50th member overall. IndustriALL had already been involved in the ASI in 2014 as the Performance Standard Version 1 was being formulated and launched. Currently, the ASI has 56 members (December 2017).

Jul 07

End of final public consultations on ASI Standards, Guidance and Assurance

End of final public consultations on ASI Standards, Guidance and Assurance

On May 5, ASI started a public consultation period on all its Standards and Guidance, as well as the Assurance Manual and Claims Guide, that ended on July 7, 2017. The consultation was an important phase in the Standards development process and led to many improvements to all the normative documentation. More than 300 comments from 28 respondents were received during the 60-day consultation.