Sustainability

Gränges Joins Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Gränges Joins Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB announced yesterday that it is the newest member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), joining the standards body earlier this month. In joining ASI, Gränges will begin work on achieving certification against the ASI Performance Standard...

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Rio Tinto To Supply Nespresso With Solely ASI Certified Aluminium By 2020

Swiss coffee company Nestlé Nespresso S.A. and Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced earlier today a compact to collaborate on producing Nespresso packets made from Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Certified Aluminium. Per the agreement, Nespresso and Rio Tinto expect to produce packets from 100 percent sustainable aluminium within the next two years, offering consumers […]

Norsk Hydro Plant In Netherlands Becomes First-Ever Extrusion Plant Certified By ASI

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA announced yesterday that Hydro Hoogezand, its aluminium extrustion plant in Netherlands, has become the world’s first extrusion plant to obtain Performance Standard certification from global standards and certification organization The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). Per Norsk Hydro, Hydro Hoogezand is the first of 15 plants the firm intends to […]

Novelis Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 5 Percent in FY 2018

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. released its Fiscal Year 2018 sustainability report yesterday. Among other issues, the report highlighted the firm’s increase of recycled aluminium by 2 percent year on year to a total of 57 percent of the company’s total. The annual report, which sets out the firm’s goal of “Shaping […]

Alro Slatina Receives US$25 Million In Funding For Sustainable Alumina Refining Equipment

Romanian aluminium company Alro SA’s (Alro Slatina) alumina-refining operation Alum Tulcea announced last week the receipt of a US$25 million finance agreement with Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) and Garanti Bank Romania to invest in shrinking the company’s carbon footprint. Per domestic media, BSTDB is footing the lion’s share of the financing with […]

Audi Receives First-Ever Downstream Aluminium Certification From ASI

German automobile manufacturer Audi AG became the first downstream aluminium firm to be certified against ASI’s Performance Standard earlier this week. Audi received certification for its assembly process and sourcing for the aluminium components of high-voltage batteries C-BEV for the Audi e-tron. Global standards and certification organization The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certified Audi’s plants […]