Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced this week the certification of Trimet France’s aluminium operations at Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Castelsarrasin under its Performance Standard for the responsible production of aluminium.
The plants wire rods, slabs and ingots, production of molten aluminium, and manufacture of anodes activities fall under the ASI’s new certification. Altogether, the two sites’ combined production capacity is 150 thousand metric tons per annum.
Trimet France is one of the country’s only two domestic producers of primary aluminium.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said in a press release that the certification is proof of Trimet’s commitment to responsible aluminium production.
“ASI congratulates Trimet France on achieving Performance Standard Certification. These plants’ aluminium products make vehicles and planes lighter and more economical, wind turbines and electrical installations more efficient, and buildings and packaging more environmentally friendly. ASI Performance Standard Certification demonstrates the company’s commitment to implementing industry-leading ESG criteria in their production processes.”
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 Dekra Certification.
Philipp Schlüter, Chairman of the Executive Board of Trimet Aluminium SE and President of Trimet France SAS, says that sustainable aluminium production is of great importance to his firm.
“The certification of our production plants in France in accordance with the strict ASI requirements confirms our efforts to further develop sustainably produced materials. Sustainability is a key factor in determining our ability to compete. As a manufacturer of aluminium with a low carbon footprint, we are enabling climate-friendly products, securing the future of our sites and contributing to global climate protection goals.”
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.