The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Monday the certification of China’s aluminium foil producer Suntown Technology Group Corporation Limited (SNTO) to the ASI Performance Standard.
The firm, which is based in Wangcheng Economic Development Zone, Changsha, is the latest firm to achieve ASI’s certification, which measures responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship in the aluminium-production process.
“ASI congratulates SNTO on its ASI Performance Standard certification, and for achieving another important milestone in the company’s fast pace of development and growth,” said Fiona Solomon, ASI’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to see the inclusion of aluminium recycling in SNTO’s ASI Certification, the first such facility in China to achieve this. Given the dynamic nature of SNTO and its commitment to innovation and sustainability, we look forward to seeing them continue their ASI certification journey.”
In order to meet certification standards, an independent, third-party audit was undertaken by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.
Li Ruishi, SNTI’s CEO, said the certification represents another step in the company’s journey to responsible aluminium production.
“In the process of development, SNTO has been steadfastly implementing the strategies of energy saving, emission reduction, low carbon and environmental protection to build a green enterprise. We hope to further reduce pollution and energy consumption through the implementation and certification of the ASI Standards. The only effective way is to persist in developing in-depth and sustained research and development, and achieve continuous improvement through constantly discovering and solving problems, adopting new technologies, new equipment and new methods. We will continue to increase the use and recycling of aluminium which is one kind of clean raw material, making innovative achievements to benefit more people and help build a new green sustainable development 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.