The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Wednesday the certification of Tianjin Zhongwang Aluminium Co., Ltd.’s plant in Tianjin against its Chain of Custody Standard.
Per the ASI, this week’s certifications cover the plant’s aluminium refining/remelting, casting and post-casthouse activities. The plant, which achieved certification under the ASI’s Performance Standard this spring, carries out casting, hot and cold rolling, finishing and annealing with outputs of ingot, thick plate, sheet and coil products and serves the automotive, aerospace, ship building, rail and packaging sectors.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, lauded the firm on its accomplishment.
“We congratulate Tianjin Zhongwang Aluminium Co., Ltd. on their ASI Chain of Custody Certification. The production volumes and products from this facility are key input to a wide range of downstream use sectors, including transportation, and achieving both ASI Certifications is an important demonstration of the company’s commitment to a responsible aluminium value chain.”
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.
“We are honored to have passed the dual certification of ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard,” said Tianjin Zhongwang’s chairman Wang Fei. “This is an important milestone in our sustainable development process. As a member of ASI, we will unswervingly fulfill our promise and hope to provide customers with ASI-certified materials in the near future.”
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.