Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced this week the certification of Gränges aluminium plant at Finspång against its Chain of Custody standard for sustainable aluminium production. The plant was also given full Performance Standard Certification status, replacing the provisional status it was awarded in February of this year.
Gränges Finspång AB designs and manufactures rolled strip and sheet aluminium for use in automotive manufacturing. The plant has an annual nameplate production capacity of 100 thousand metric tons.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI congratulated the plant in a related press release.
“We congratulate Gränges on their achievement of Chain of Custody Standard and full Performance Standard Certifications at their Finspång facility. This facility’s focus on the production of aluminium for the automotive sector makes it well-placed to contribute solutions for a growing and evolving hybrid and electric vehicle market. With its dual ASI Certification in place, Gränges will also be able to meet the increasing demand for responsibly produced materials.”
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.
Fredrik Spens, Managing Director Gränges Finspång, said the plant was proud of the accomplishment.
“I’m very proud that we now can offer customers verified sustainability credentials both in the form of product carbon footprint certificates as well as ASI-certified aluminium demonstrating that our products are responsibly sourced and produced. This provides assurance to our customers and other business partners that we are strongly committed to meeting their increased sustainability requirements and demand for sustainable aluminium.”
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.