Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced this week the certification of over two dozen Ball Beverage Packaging North and Central America plants under its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody standard.
The new certifications cover manufacture and supply of aluminium can bodies, can ends, and aluminium bottles at 25 different locations in sixteen different states in the United States as well as operations in Canada, and Mexico.
With this week’s certifications, Ball Corporation boasts 66 facilities certified under ASI’s standards for sustainable aluminium production.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said in a press release that Ball Corporation’s achievement was notable for several reasons.
“ASI congratulates Ball Corporation on this significant achievement: dual ASI Certification at 25 Ball Beverage Packaging North and Central America sites. Ball Packaging has set itself the impressive goal of certifying all their beverage packaging operations to ASI Standards by the end of 2022. Their recent combined business and sustainability report also highlighted their progress on supply chain uptake of ASI. The company is demonstrating strong leadership in sustainability for beverage packaging and support for a global circular economy.”
ASI’s Performance Standard is the product of consultations with a multitude of stakeholders throughout the aluminium value chain, which ASI asserts is the sole comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative in the aluminium sector. The certifications, which each last for three years, were audited by Bureau Veritas Certification.
“Achieving ASI certification for BPNCA is a testament to our unwavering commitment to be part of a responsible and transparent value chain,” opined BPNCA president Kathleen Pitre. “We know that responsibly sourced, environmentally friendly products are important to consumers and our customers. We’re proud that our aluminum packaging solutions, with aluminum’s infinite recyclability, can meet consumer needs and help our customers meet their sustainability commitments.”
The ASI is a worldwide organization dedicated to setting industrial standards and certifications in the aluminium industry. The association brings 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.