Aluminum Stewardship Initiative Certifies Remaining Novelis Europe Sites

Aluminum Stewardship Initiative Certifies Remaining Novelis Europe Sites

Trade group Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced this week that it provisionally certified the remainder of Novelis’s European production sites under its Performance Standard, granting the remelting, casting, and rolling activities at Voerde and Koblenz.

The aluminium plants at Voerde and Koblenz were awarded provisional certification due to ASI’s policies established during the current coronavirus pandemic. ASI says it will remove provisional certification and award full certification once conditions allowing for safe travel return to Europe.

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 SZI GmbH.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI noted in a press release the significance of Novelis Europe’s achievement.

“We congratulate Novelis on achieving Europe-wide ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certifications, a further demonstration of the company’s strong commitment to sustainability. We are pleased to see Novelis’ major contribution toward increasing the volume of ASI-certified aluminium and helping to inspire other manufacturers and customers to achieve the same standards.”

“With total European shipments of more than 1.000 kt and recycled material input of more than 600 kt per year, Novelis is a major contributor to shaping the European aluminium industry,” explained Executive Vice President, Novelis Inc. and President, Novelis Europe Emilio Braghi. “All of our facilities in Europe have now been independently certified to comply to ASI Standards in manufacturing and recycling aluminium, demonstrating that the sustainable aluminium solutions we provide to our customers are responsibly sourced and produced. In line with our purpose of shaping a sustainable world together, we strive to motivate our partners, customers and suppliers to join and implement responsible practices throughout the whole 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.