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Rio Tinto’s Kitimat Aluminium Smelter Achieves ASI Certification

Rio Tinto’s Kitimat Aluminium Smelter Achieves ASI Certification

The entirety of Rio Tinto Group’s aluminium operations in Canada is now certified against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Performance Standards after the organization announced the certification’s coverage of the BC Works smelter and Kemano Power Operations in Kitimat, British Columbia. The...


Rio Tinto Awarded First-Ever Aluminium Chain Of Custody Certification From ASI

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group is the recipient of the first-ever Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification issued by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. The certification was developed by the ASI to establish a seal and a series of criteria by which aluminium consumers could be assured that the product they are buying was responsibly sourced […]

Rio Tinto Aluminium and Bauxite Operations in Australia and Canada Garner First-Ever Performance Standard Certifications

Global standards and certification organization The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the first-ever Performance Standard certification under its new certification process. According to the company, the very first certification under the ASI’s new standards went to two Rio Tinto smelters – one in the Canadian province of Québec, and the other in the Northern […]

Rio Tinto Announces C$250 MM Investment in Vaudreuil Alumina Refinery

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group announced yesterday its decision to infuse C$250 million (US$199 million) into operations at Québec’s Vaudreuil alumina refinery. Per the firm’s press release, the investment will safeguard not only the plant’s ongoing production, it will also secure the future of those engaged to keep the plant running, which totals approximately […]