Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced this week the certification of Golden Aluminum’s Fort Lupton, Colorado aluminium rolling facility under its Performance Standard V2 for sustainable aluminium production.
ASI’s certification of Golden’s plant covers its rolled aluminium products that are marketed to the downstream packaging, automotive, building and construction, and electronics sectors.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, said in a press release that Golden has substantial experience in recycling aluminium.
“We sincerely congratulate Golden Aluminum on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification. The company has a long history of leveraging aluminium’s excellent recyclability properties to make new aluminium sheet from used beverage cans. Golden Aluminum has successfully built on this circular approach with a broader commitment to ESG issues, as demonstrated by its ASI Certification.”
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 standard defines 59 criteria categorized in three sustainability pillars that cover several issues, including biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions. The certifications, which each last for three years, were audited by Bureau Veritas Certification.
Jeff Frim, Chief Executive Officer at Golden Aluminum, noted that the firm has long been devoted to responsible aluminium production.
“Golden Aluminum was founded with a sustainability mindset, focused on recycling and continuous casting to minimize the environmental impact of producing flat-rolled aluminum sheet products. We are very proud to join the other esteemed companies that have successfully achieved ASI Performance Standard Certification. Being a member of the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative and achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification is a meaningful milestone and assists us in continuing our legacy of sustainability and overall sound ESG practices, doing our part to contribute to a better world.”
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.