The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) last week announced the certification of Novelis Aluminum (Zhenjiang) Co., Ltd. under its ASI Performance Standard V2 (2017) Certification. The rolling facility in Jingkou Industrial Zone, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, produces high-strength structural aluminium plate for the aerospace and commercial industries.
The Jingkou aluminium rolling facility is the second of Novelis’ plants in China to be certified by the ASI and the 19th overall.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, lauded Novelis in a related press release.
“We sincerely congratulate Novelis on achieving Performance Standard Certification at its Zhenjiang rolling facility. Aluminium applications for the Aerospace sector must meet stringent operational performance requirements for strength, ductility, damage tolerance, and fatigue, among others. This ASI Performance Standard Certification demonstrates the company is also addressing the increasing global focus on the environmental, social and governance performance of aluminium production processes and operations.”
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 DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.
James Liu, Managing Director of Novelis China, was glad for the opportunity to demonstrate the aluminium plant’s sustainable production.
“We are delighted that Novelis’ Zhenjiang plant is now certified to meet ASI’s environmental, social and governance standards. Driven by our purpose of Shaping a Sustainable World Together, we continuously dedicate ourselves to being the most trusted partner for our customers and to advancing the use of low-carbon, sustainable aluminum solutions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in partnership with various stakeholders in China.”
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.