The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced the certification of Italian firm Laminazione Sottile Group’s three plants against its Performance Standard for sustainable aluminium production.
Laminazione’s three plants are the Laminazione Sottile rolling plant, the Italcoat coil coating plant, and the coating and packing at its IPS – Industrial Packaging Solution plant. Materials made at the plant include aluminium foils, coils, sheets, and circles and are available in a variety of different aluminium alloys.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said in a press release that the certification emphasized sustainable rolled aluminium production practices.
“We warmly congratulate Laminazione Sottile Group on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification for these three facilities in Italy. The wide range of applications for the plants’ rolled and foil products in multiple downstream industries demonstrates the importance of responsible production practices in the aluminium rolling sector. We greatly appreciate the company’s continued commitment to sustainability and ASI in a challenging period of the pandemic.”
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 Bureau Veritas Certification.
Massimo Moschini, President of Laminazione Sottile Group, said its sustainable practices weren’t for the near future alone.
“Gaining the ASI certification for three of our plants shows once more our commitment to guarantee a supply chain that is sustainable on the social, environmental and governance side. Laminazione Sottile Group is deeply rooted in the lasting bond with the territory and community: to us, fostering a sustainable economy model means paying attention to the environment surrounding us and to future generations.”
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.