The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the certification of Alu-Met GmbH’s Speedline Aluminium-Gießerei GmbH in Schlins, Austria against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible aluminium production.
The areas under certification are the plant’s casthouse and remelting operations, where the firm utilizes over 70 percent recycled aluminium feedstock. Speedline Aluminium-Gießerei boasts an annual production of 96 thousand metric tons of extrusion billets.
ASI’s CEO Fiona Solomon lauded the firm for its accomplishment in a related press release.
“We congratulate Alu-Met on the ASI Performance Standard certification of their Speedline Aluminium-Gießerei facility. The company’s overall focus on recycled aluminium as an input to their extrusion billet production can help downstream customers reduce the carbon footprint of their products. In addition, the ASI Certification now demonstrates that the company’s focus on sustainability of their production processes is also firmly in place.”
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 TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.
Speedline Aluminium-Gießerei General Manager Dr. Frank Müller said the certification was the culmination of several years of diligent effort at the plant.
“I am proud to see the entire team being fully committed to a sustainable production process led by continuous improvement in ecological efficiency as well as observing social responsibility and ensuring human rights on the entire value chain. We put in a lot of work through the years to achieve our goals and it has been paying off. Therefore, we are very happy that our good work gets recognition by receiving the ASI Certificate. This will only inspire and motivate us even more to follow the path we have been on for a long time.”
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.