The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) said yesterday that Spanish aluminium midstream manufacturer Aludium’s two plants in Spain have been certified against ASI’s Performance Standard.
The two plants, which are located in Amorebieta and Alicante, specialize in remelting, refining, casting, and semi-fabricating aluminium. The company also operates a research and development center and conducts administrative functions on these campuses.
ASI’s certification covers ingot casting, hot and cold mills, and finishing operations at the two sites. Alicante manufactures aluminium products for several sectors, including building and construction, energy, packaging, and transportation.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, recognized Alicante’s achievement in a related press release.
“ASI sincerely congratulates Aludium on their ASI Certification of their Spanish facilities. Sustainability is an important commitment for every business, and the growing focus on material stewardship of aluminium for a wide range of use sectors is critical. We are delighted to see the ASI Performance Standard being implemented in these kinds of facilities that are at the centre of the aluminium value chain.”
Oliver Bell, Aludium’s CEO, thanked several members and organizations within the firm for the hard work put in to achieve ASI certification.
“I’d like to congratulate Mario Allet, R&D Director, who led the ASI certification project. Achieving ASI certification in such a short time is a testament to the dedication of the Aludium team. I’d particularly like to thank Marta Alvarez Marquez from our Cindal R&D Centre who managed the day-to-day certification procedures. I’d also like to acknowledge our local EHS and HR teams. Without their support, and the work of their teams, this would not have been possible.”
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 DNV GL of Norway.
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.