The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) yesterday announced that Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) has achieved ASI Performance Standard Provisional Certification for its plant at Romania’s HAI Santana S.R.L.
The provisional certification covers the plant’s remelting and casting operations, as the plant is primarily engaged in the production of extrusion billets and rolling ingots derived from recycled aluminium scrap.
Among the markets the plant caters to is automotive, electronics, transportation, building, and construction.
ASI’s Chief Executive Officer Fiona Solomon lauded Hammerer for its accomplishment in a related press release.
“ASI congratulates Hammerer Aluminium Industries on the Performance Standard Provisional Certification for their HAI Santana S.R.L. facility, the first facility in Romania to achieve an ASI Certification. Our members operate in international supply chains worldwide, and each certification in a new country serves to demonstrate their global approach to implementing responsible production practices regardless of where they operate. This certification marks the 40th country worldwide with an ASI certified facility.”
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 TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH. This audit was conducted remotely due to concerns over COVID-19 exposure, and an in-person visit to verify certain criteria will be carried out once the pandemic has subsided.
Markus Schober, Managing Director of Hammerer Aluminium Industries, expressed his firm’s delight at becoming Romania’s first ASI certified plant.
“We are very proud that HAI Santana is the first facility to achieve an ASI certification in Romania. And we are delighted that shortly after the ASI certification in Ranshofen, the casting in Santana also received the certificate, underlining the high standard of our CASTING division. For us, the sustainable design of our business processes is a task that can only be achieved by joining forces at all HAI locations.”
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.