The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced last week the certification of Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., Ltd’s plant in Jiangyin City under the ASI’s Chain of Custody standard.
The facility, which was recently certified under the ASI’s Performance Standard, boasts a casthouse and an aluminium foil production operation, the latter of which is now covered under the ASI certification announced last week.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, lauded the firm for its commitment to sustainable aluminium production.
“Warm congratulations to Jiangsu Zhongji for achieving CoC Certification soon after their Performance Standard Certification last month. The commitment of foil suppliers to ASI supports the focus on sustainability and responsible sourcing by downstream customers in the packaging sector and other foil-using sectors.”
Zhu Hongyu, general manager of Jiangsu Zhongji Company, expressed his company’s delight at gaining ASI certification.
“We are very happy to pass the ASI CoC Certification, and we are very grateful for the management of DNV and ASI that strongly supported us during the certification process. In the future, we will continue to support ASI.”
ASI’s Chain of Custody 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 DNV GL of Norway.
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.