The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) on Wednesday revealed certifications for Swiss packaging firm Amcor plc’s operations in Teningen Tscheulin-Rothal, Germany, Sarrebourg and De Froges, France, and Rorschach, Switzerland.
Per the ASI, the trio of sites in Germany and France are now certified against the ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium with a focus on material stewardship, while the Swiss site is now certified against the full ASI Performance Standard Certification, covering semi-fabrication, material conversion, and lacquering.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, lauded the firm for its achievement.
“We sincerely congratulate Amcor on their latest ASI Certifications for these additional flexible packaging facilities, following on previous Performance Standard and CoC Standard certifications of their Singen facility. The company’s continuing efforts to certify their operations underscores the importance of responsible production practices in this part of the aluminium value chain and for the packaging sector more broadly.”
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 DNV GL of Norway.
Dr. Isabelle Jenny, Manager Sustainability for Amcor Flexibles, explained the significance of the certification to her firm.
“Receiving this certification further recognises Amcor’s commitment to responsible sourcing practices and selection of aluminium raw materials that minimise environmental impact. I would like to thank all the Amcor people involved in obtaining this certification and we are looking forward to strengthening the work with our own suppliers, in order to create end-to-end responsible supply chains.”
“Our products manufactured at the site in Teningen, Germany primarily supply our customers in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries to package products that improve people’s quality of life,” explained Dr. Björn Denda, System & OHSE Manager of Amcor Teningen. “With our sustainability-focused approach to procuring raw materials and processing them into more sustainable packaging solutions, we are responding to the needs of our society as a whole, and the needs of our customers.”
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.