The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the certification against its Chain of Custody standard of Suntown Technology Group Corporation Limited’s (SNTO) facilities in Changsha and Changde in the People’s Republic of China.
The two facilities certified by ASI produce aluminuim foil and include a casthouse plus facilities for re-melting, refining, and material conversion. SNTO’s facilities were previously certified against ASI’s Performance Standard earlier this year.
The ASI’s certification process has begun to gain inroads in the Middle Kingdom, as evidenced by SNTO becoming the country’s second ASI member to enjoy certification of multiple facilities.
SNTO’s facilities were audited by independent third-party auditor TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.
ASI CEO Fiona Solomon expressed the association’s appreciation for SNTO’s efforts at obtaining certification.
“ASI congratulates SNTO for this important Chain of Custody Certification, which covers aluminium recycling and foil production, and builds on their Performance Standard Certification earlier this year. The foil packaging sector has been the most proactive to date in implementing ASI Standards among the various downstream aluminium use sectors. We are delighted to see SNTO among the forefront of these efforts.”
SNTO Group Executive Director and Marketing Director of its Foil Division Aiden Nie described the importance of certification to his firm.
“We are very pleased and honored to obtain the ASI Performance Standard certificate and Chain of Custody certificate. This is a result of SNTO practicing the sustainable development strategy of energy saving, emission reduction, low carbon and environmental protection. As a pioneer of the aluminum processing industry, SNTO Group has been moving persistently towards the research, development and innovation of efficient application of aluminium alloy. We aim to create a highly efficient and clean new world with this light metal and achieved remarkable results. In the meantime, SNTO Group consistently carries out responsible sourcing and enterprise governance, which aligns with the concept of ASI. As a manufacturer of advanced aluminium foil, light-weighted semi-trailer and aluminium construction formwork, SNTO will continue the work of energy conservation and emission reduction and promotes implementation of ASI standards, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the entire aluminium industry. While enjoying the benefits of world civilization, we are also creating better products and services for people all over the world.”
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.