The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced the certification of Xiamen Xiashun Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd. against the ASI Chain of Custody standard earlier this week, making the firm the first of ASI’s China-based members to market ASI Aluminium.
Xiamen Xiashun operates four sites that are now certified by ASI, namely the Haicang Foil Plant, the Huli Plant, the Sheet Plant in Xiamen, and its Head Office. The full range of Xiamen Xiashun’s remelting/refining and casting operations now fall under ASI Chain of Custody Standard, which assures buyers that the aluminium they buy has been produced in conformance by practices certified by the ASI Performance Standard, guaranteeing that the aluminium was produced in a socially responsible and sustainable manner.
The certifications, which each last for three years, were audited by DNV GL of Norway.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, lauded the firm for its diligence in obtaining certification.
“Sincere congratulations to Xiamen Xiahsun for now adding Chain of Custody Certification to their existing Performance Standard Certification for their three production facilities. It is exciting to see this growing commitment in the foil supply sector and among packaging users to responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.”
“It means a new start for Xiashun to pass the dual certification of the ASI Performance Standard and the ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard,” said Eric Loh, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Xiashun. “Apart from committing ourselves to become a ‘capable, responsible and sustainable’ company, we will drive our stakeholders to join the ASI organization and make their due contribution to the sustainable development of the aluminium industry and the society.”
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.