Aluminium is one of many elements on the periodic table, and aluminium itself is commonly alloyed with a range of other metals. Downstream users of metals rarely deal in single-metal products. There are both common and divergent issues and risks across different commodity supply chains.
ASI acknowledges that there are increasing calls from a range of stakeholders to look for inter-operability and harmonisation for a wider range of metal and mineral commodities.
Assuming this demand continues, in the medium to longer term, ASI will aim to work with stakeholders to help drive or support the development of an overarching standards program that covers multiple metals. The goal would be to help extend the anticipated positive impact of programs like ASI.