The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the certification of two of Norwegian aluminium firm Norsk Hydro ASA subsidiary Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH’s plants in Grevenbroich, Hamburg, and Neuss, Germany against ASI’s Chain of Custody Standard. Also certified in this action was operations at the joint venture site of Alunorf.
Yesterday’s announcement comes only weeks after the firm itself was certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for environmental, social, and governance.
“In the past months, Hydro has shown determined leadership in its efforts to achieve ASI Certification for its operations,” said Fiona Solomon, ASI’s Chief Executive Officer. “This is a testament to Hydro’s corporate commitment to sustainability across their business areas, and to Hydro’s staff, who are the driving force getting the work done on the ground. After already certifying 9 operations to the ASI Performance Standard, the ability to offer their customers ASI certified aluminium having achieved CoC certification is another great milestone.”
“We are happy and proud to be certified against the Chain of Custody Standards by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, which enable us to offer certified aluminium to our customers,” explained Einar Glomnes, Executive Vice President Rolled Products. “This is an important milestone for Hydro on our ambitious sustainability agenda, and in our strategy to help our customers document that they offer aluminium products that are sourced and produced responsibly throughout the entire value-chain.”
Certification of Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products’s German plants was carried out by independent third-party auditor DNV GL, an international accredited registrar and classification society from Norway.
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.