ASI Certifies Guangyuan Linfeng Aluminum Smelting Facilities In Sichuan, China

ASI Certifies Guangyuan Linfeng Aluminum Smelting Facilities In Sichuan, China

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced last week the certification of Guangyuan Linfeng Aluminum & Electricity Co., LTD, under the ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification for its aluminium facilities at the Yuanjiaba Industrial Park, Guangyuan Economic and Technological Development Zone, Sichuan, China.

Guangyuan Linfeng’s operations at Yuanjiaba are powered primarily via hydropower. The aluminium produced at the site is used in the production of aluminium wheels as well as aluminium strip and aluminium foil.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, said in a press release that the use of hydropower at the plant made a significant impact upon its overall carbon production.

“We congratulate Guangyuan Linfeng Aluminum & Electricity Co., LTD for achieving Performance Standard Certification for its aluminium smelting activities facility in Sichuan Province, China. The carbon footprint of the facility’s production process benefits from local renewable energy via hydropower with the further integration of low-temperature, low-voltage aluminum electrolysis technology. ASI Performance Standard Certification goes beyond carbon footprint to address a full spectrum of sustainability criteria, demonstrating the company’s commitment to responsible production practices.”

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 standard defines 59 criteria categorized in three sustainability pillars that cover several issues, including biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions. Third-party audit of the certification was conducted by SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services.

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.