ASI development timeline

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.

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.