Sustainability

Ghana Bauxite Authority Urged By Domestic NGOs To Seek ASI Certification

Ghana Bauxite Authority Urged By Domestic NGOs To Seek ASI Certification

A domestic NGO is urging the Ghanaian aluminium authority to pursue certification by the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) in order to ensure that its efforts at extracting and marketing its wealth of bauxite ore is done in a safe and responsible manner....

Events

OCEA Launches Largest Ever Aluminium Offshore Patrol Vessel For Philippine Coast Guard

French shipbuilder OCEA launched the world’s largest aluminium offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ever built last week as part of an international competition to highlight the cost effectiveness and CO2 emissions reduction possible when using aluminium hulls. Built as part of a contract with the Coast Guard of the Philippines and the Department of Transportation (DOTr), […]

Gränges Shanghai Automotive Aluminium Production Plant Gains ASI Certification

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB’s Shanghai production facility is the latest plant to achieve certification against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s Performance Standard. The plant’s production includes aluminium strips and plates used in automotive manufacturing applications. ASI notes the certification’s symbol as an ongoing commitment to environmental, social, and governance responsibility. Gränges’s Shanghai plant boasts […]

Constellium Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. released its 2018 Business and Sustainability Report yesterday, reflecting the significant progress to sustainability goals the firm made last year. Per the report, 2018 saw Constellium surpass the 50-percent threshold for independent third-party assessment of its annual supplier spending. Of that amount, 83 percent of the money […]

PepsiCo To Package Aquafina In Aluminium Beverage Cans

American multinational food and beverage company PepsiCo, Inc. announced last week a shake-up in packaging for several of its brands, including testing aluminium cans for its bottled water offering. PepsiCo will implement the change next year, with pilot testing of Aquafina in aluminium cans at domestic food service outlets, with limited retail testing to follow. […]

Trio Of Rusal Plants Win ASI Certifications

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth U.C. Rusal announced yesterday the certification of three of its most prominent sites by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). Per the firm, bauxite mine JSC Boksit Timana, alumina refinery RUSAL Kamensk-Uralskiy, and a branch of PJSC RUSAL Bratsk in Shelekhov, which is engaged in aluminium smelting, casthouse and alloys production, received […]