ASI development timeline

2017
Apr 05

Second ASI Annual General Meeting in Montreal, Canada

Second ASI Annual General Meeting in Montreal, Canada

Responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium took another decisive step forward as over 80 representatives from aluminium producers, users, civil society, associations, government and other stakeholders came together at the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The event was held on Tuesday 4 April at the Centre for Sustainable Development in Montreal, Canada and was supported by the Government of Quebec, Rio Tinto and the Aluminium Association of Canada.

2016
Dec 23

End of first public consultation on ASI Chain of Custody Standard

Draft 3 of the ASI Chain of Custody Standard + draft 1 of the CoC Guidance were put out for public consultation from October to December 2016. ASI provided several means for stakeholders to get involved in the consultation including live webinars, a recorded CoC overview webinar, and an in-person consultation workshop in London. Written input was received from 26 stakeholders, resulting in a total of 227 individual comments.

Apr 29

ASI registered as a charity

ASI registered as a charity

ASI was officially registered as a Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commissions (ACNC). The registration has been made effective from the date of ASI’s incorporation on 25 June 2015.

Apr 28

ASI Board and Standards Committee elected and meets at AGM

ASI Board and Standards Committee elected and meets at AGM

In April 2016 in Ingolstadt, the newly elected ASI Board and Standards Committee came together for their first in-person meetings, following elections and appointments in March. (Standards Committee shown in photo)

Apr 26

ASI’s Constitution adopted at its inaugural Annual General Meeting

ASI’s Constitution adopted at its inaugural Annual General Meeting

Following extensive consultation with members and stakeholders, ASI adopted its definitive Constitution in April 2016, at its inaugural Annual General Meeting, held in Ingolstadt, Germany. The ASI Constitution defined ASI’s governance model, also summarised in the ASI Governance Handbook adopted by the Board later that year.

2015
Jun 29

ASI Incorporates as Non-Profit

ASI incorporates in Australia as a non-profit membership-based organisation, so it can develop and run its third-party certification program as a legal entity.

Mar 05

ASI Executive Director appointed and ASI incorporated

ASI Executive Director appointed and ASI incorporated

In March 2015, ASI appointed its first Executive Director, and in June 2015 the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Ltd was incorporated as a non-profit entity for the purposes of developing an independent, third-party certification program.

2014
Dec 28

ASI Performance Standard V1 launched

ASI Performance Standard V1 launched

IUCN convened a multi-stakeholder Standards Setting Group (SSG) and co-ordinated the process from January 2013 to August 2015, resulting in the launch of version 1 (Principles and Criteria) for the ASI Performance Standard in December 2014, as well as initial work on potential indicators of conformance.

2012
Dec 13

IUCN appointed as co-ordinator for ASI standards-setting process

At the end of 2012, the companies supporting ASI appointed the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to be the host and coordinator for the initial standard-setting process.

Dec 05

Agreement to develop ASI work program

The Scoping Phase Report’s conclusions ultimately led to the establishment of ASI, and in 2011, there was agreement among 14 companies representing the entire aluminium value chain to develop the ASI work program. The founding members announced ASI’s establishment at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September 2012.