What we’ve achieved so far

Since our incorporation in 2015, we have been collecting data to capture the outcomes of our work. We do this through our members at the time of their application, during the certification process, annual surveys and case studies, as well as from our learning program educationAl. As more companies join ASI, we will collect more in-depth data and evidence to fully understand the change to which ASI and its Members are contributing.

Explore our dashboard below to learn more about some of our outcomes to date. The dashboard will be regularly updated. (Updated: 3.10.19)

certificates issued against the Performance Standard (ASI PS)
certificates issued against the Chain of Custody Standard (ASI CoC)
countries where certified facilities operate
% of ASI PS Certifications leverage one or more external certifications
ASI accredited auditing firms operating in 84 countries
auditors trained via the ASI educationAl program since 2017
ASI Members and stakeholders trained via the ASI educationAl program since 2017
people working in ASI Performance Standard Certified facilities
ASI Board meetings since inception in 2016
ASI Standards Committee meetings since its inception in 2016

Methodology

Our approach

ASI is the result of producers, users and stakeholders in the aluminium value chain coming together with a commitment to maximising the contribution of aluminium to a sustainable society. The first ASI members got certified against the Performance and Chain of Custody Standard in 2018, and this number continues to grow.

The ASI M&E system is focused on the change ASI hopes to achieve in the global aluminium value chain. Our Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system aims to answer the following universal M&E questions:

  • Are we doing what we said we would do?
  • Are we doing things well?
  • Are we making any difference and to whom?
  • Are these the right things to do?

Taking these questions into consideration, the M&E program is a key tool for ASI to 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.

Our M&E Plan provides more detail on the aims and scope of our program, how we collect data, our main tools and list of indicators. The M&E System Report provides more background information on how we aim to achieve this, and is part of our compliance with the ISEAL Impacts Code.

Theory of Change

A Theory of Change is a useful communication tool to define our long-term impacts, short and medium-term outcomes and identify our supporting strategies. It focuses on what we think will change, not on what we plan to do.

Our Theory of Change has been developed between 2015 and 2018 with the Board and Standards Committee, and can be accessed by clicking on the image below. ASI’s Theory of Change will continue to evolve during the development and implementation of the ASI program, and questions and comments are always welcome. Contact Marieke van der Mijn for more information.

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