The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) and Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. announced yesterday the certification of the latter’s casting and rolling plant in Singen, Germany to the former’s Chain of Custody standard.
As one of Constellium’s largest sites, the Singen plant features a high-grade cold mill and an integrated hot/cold rolling line, which produces aluminium parts for the automotive industry.
The site was previously granted ASI’s Performance Standard certificate, and, now with both certifications in hand, the Singen plant is now able to provide to its customers aluminium products that are independently certified to be responsibly sourced and sustainably manufactured.
ASI Chief Executive Officer, Fiona Solomon, congratulated Constellium on the achievement.
“We applaud Constellium for their commitment to ASI’s mission since joining as a founding member, and for achieving ASI Certification for both ASI Standards at its Singen facilities. Certifying against both standards is critical to support market choice for responsibly produced aluminium.”
Peter Basten, President of Constellium’s Packaging and Rolled Automotive Products business unit, noted the commitment to sustainability the certification represented.
“We are very proud of this key milestone in our sustainability journey. This full certification demonstrates our strong commitment to operate in a sustainable manner, and to respond to our customers and society’s request for responsible aluminium solutions.”
ASI’s CoC standard was developed after an extensive consultation process with stakeholders from across the entirety of the aluminium value chain. The standard establishes requirements for developing a chain of custody for material that passes through that value chain, from origination to end user. Constellium’s process was independently certified by third-party auditor GUTcert (AFNOR Group).
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.