ASI development timeline
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.