Norwegian aluminium firm Norsk Hydro ASA subsidiary Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH has become the most recent firm to be certified against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)’s Performance Standard for environmental, social, and governance performance.
The ASI made the announcement on its website yesterday, noting the firm is the 20th recipient of the organization’s certification against its standards for responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of aluminium.
The certification against ASI’s standards was carried out by the independent third-party firm of DNV GL. Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products’ processes passed certification by the third-party auditor, which reviewed the firm’s processes at its primary operations in Germany.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, recognized Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products achievement in the press release marking the occasion.
“ASI warmly congratulates Hydro on the successful achievement of their third ASI certification, underscoring Hydro’s strong commitment to sustainability across their business. Aluminium rolled products reach a wide variety of downstream industries, and ASI is delighted to see this important sector growing its uptake of ASI Certification.”
“We are happy and proud to receive this important certification from ASI, and to soon be able to offer certified aluminium to our customers,” said Kjetil Ebbesberg, Executive Vice President of Rolled Products at Hydro. “This is an important next step on our ambitious sustainability agenda.”
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.