The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced the certification of a Shanghai Shenhuo Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd aluminium foil production plant under the ASI Chain of Custody Standard.
The newly-issued certification is for the manufacture of aluminium and aluminium alloy foils. The plant, which is located in Shanghai, was previously certified under the ASI Performance Standard almost a year ago.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, lauded the firm on its accomplishment.
“ASI is pleased to congratulate Shanghai Shenhuo Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd for achieving Chain of Custody Certification, which builds on their Performance Standard Certification in 2019. The foil packaging sector in China has shown a strong commitment to ASI and sustainability issues. We are also looking forward to Shanghai Shenhuo’s upcoming smelting capacity becoming part of the ASI Certified community in future.”
“SHENHUO Group has just built up a new hydro power smelter in Yunnan province, China, to transfer the 900,000MT Aluminium Smelter Capacity from coal power to hydro power, showing its ambitions towards sustainable development,” said Shanghai Shenhuo’s Managing Director Frank Chen.
“As the flagship company of SHENHUO Aluminium Processing Industry, we will continue to promote our environmental friendly actions, not only in our Shanghai Aluminium Foil Factory, but also in our Henan new Aluminium foil factory & foilstock factory, to build up the world class SHENHUO Aluminium processing industry chain, and continuously provide our more reliable, sustainable, and traceable products to our valued customers.
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 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.