Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certified Gränges’ aluminium casting and rolling plant in Shanghai, China earlier this month under their Chain of Custody Standard Certification. The aluminium plant previously earned the ASI’s Performance Standard Certification in the summer of 2019.
Gränges Shanghai aluminium plant primarily produces aluminium strips and plates. The plant specializes in direct chill casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, and finishing, and boasts a nameplate capacity of 120 thousand metric tons per annum.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, lauded the plant for its notable accomplishment in a related press release.
“We congratulate Gränges on the achievement of its second Chain of Custody Standard Certification. The constantly increasing focus on the environmental and social credentials of products, particularly in the automotive sector, means that the sourcing of responsibly produced aluminium is gaining in importance. Gränges’ CoC Certification gives its downstream users of aluminium strips and plates the possibility to source materials that meet the industry’s highest ESG standards.”
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 Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.
Colin Xu, President of Gränges Asia, said the certification was part of his firm’s ongoing emphasis on sustainable aluminium production.
“I’m very proud that we now can offer our customers ASI-certified aluminium which provides assurance to our customers and other business partners that we are strongly committed to meeting the increased demand for responsibly produced aluminium and that we promote and drive responsible and sustainable practices along the aluminium value chain.”
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.