Aleris Aluminum Duffel BVBA, one of Europe’s biggest aluminium rolling plants, is now certified against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Performance Standard. The Belgian plant produces a wide variety of products from aluminium and related alloys.
The plant, which was founded in 1946, features state-of-the art technology, including a CALP (Continuous Annealing Line with Pre-Treatment) 140” (3.556 m) hot rolling mill. The plant specializes in aluminium auto body sheet and other aluminium products for transport, building and industrial end uses.
ASI Chief Executive Officer Fiona Solomon recognized the valuable role Aleris has played in the organization to date.
“We sincerely congratulate the Aleris Duffel team for achieving ASI Certification against the ASI Performance Standard. As a founding member of ASI, Aleris has made valued contributions to the development of our multi-stakeholder initiative and its growing success, and their connections to downstream use sectors like automotive are a critical piece of the foundation for ASI’s whole-of-supply chain approach. We are very pleased to see them play a leadership role on sustainability and thank them for their continued commitment.”
“Achieving Certification to the ASI Performance Standard for our Duffel facility is a tremendous honor and great reward for our efforts and ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Aleris Automotive vice president Andreas Gondorf. “We know our customers share these goals, and we look forward to our continued partnership with them as we focus on developing innovative solutions that will advance our mutual sustainability objectives.”
The ASI is a worldwide organization dedicated to setting industrial standards and certifications in the aluminium industry. The association attempts to bring together the various stakeholders in the aluminium industry in order to achieve objectives including sustainable production methods, material chain-of-custody procedures, recycling, social impacts related to aluminium production, and production standards.