The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced last week the certification of a trio of plants in the United States operated by Jupiter Alumium against its Chain of Custody standard.
Two of the plants certified by the ASI last week are located in Indiana, and the third is in West Virginia. All three plants collect scrap aluminium and melt it into various aluminium alloys for sale in the North American market.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, noted the importance of Jupiter’s certifications in a related press release.
“We warmly congratulate Jupiter Aluminum on their CoC Standard certification for their coil production and coating operations. We’re pleased to see the company continue to lead the way in the United States by achieving the first US-based ASI Chain of Custody Standard Certifications. The achievement of the Performance Standard and CoC Standard Certifications provides robust assurance to their customers that the company’s aluminium scrap-based products are produced following responsible 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 certifications, which each last for three years, were audited by DNV GL.
Paul-Henri Chevalier, CEO of Jupiter Aluminum, said the certification is a testament to the firm’s focus upon sustainability.
“We are very honored to be the first, fully US based re-melting, rolling, finishing and coating operation, to achieve Certification to the ASI Performance and Chain of Custody Standard across our entire Company. This confirms Jupiter’s long-lasting dedication to a more sustainable aluminum world. Certification to these Standards is much more than an achievement, it is also a fresh start with a commitment to keep improving.”
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.