Novelis site receives ASI certifications

US-based aluminium canstock manufacturer and recycler Novelis has been awarded the Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Certification by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for its plant in Ohle, Germany.

The Ohle plant, which supplies foil and packaging products to applications such as coffee capsules, foil trays for the food industry and aluminium coil cores, has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance standard.

The ASI Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria with the aim of addressing sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain.

“Guided by our purpose to shape a sustainable world together, we are focused on implementing sustainable manufacturing processes and operating ethically and responsibly,” said Emilio Braghi, senior vice president and president Novelis Europe. “We are proud to receive our first ASI certifications for both the Performance Standard and the Chain of Custody as it is another important milestone demonstrating our strong commitment towards sustainability.” 

The Ohle plant also received the ASI Chain of Custody Certification for its joint venture Alunorf, which is the world’s largest aluminium rolling and casting facility, located in Neuss, Germany.

The ASI Chain of Custody Standard certifies not only the plants and their practices, but also the physical metal that is produced and processed through the value chain. Certification against both ASI standards means Novelis is able to supply independently certified, responsibly sourced and sustainably manufactured aluminium products to its customers.

“ASI warmly congratulates Novelis on these two new ASI certifications. Semi-fabrication facilities are the critical link between upstream production and a wide range of downstream use sectors and we are delighted to see the ever-growing commitment to responsible practices by key players such as Novelis,” added Fiona Solomon, chief executive at ASI.