Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Tuesday the certification of three of Alcoa’s plants, one each in the company’s three business units.
Brazil’s Juruti bauxite mine and Alumar alumina refinery, along with the San Ciprián aluminium smelter in Spain, were all certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The certifications, which each last for three years, were audited by DNV GL of Norway.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, lauded Alcoa for its dedication to sustainability.
“Sincere congratulations to Alcoa for their successful achievement of Certification against the comprehensive ASI Performance Standard at three separate sites in Brazil and Spain. Alcoa is also the first US-based company to achieve ASI Certification. As a company that has been central to the aluminium industry since its inception in 1888, Alcoa play a valued leadership role in the sector. We appreciate Alcoa’s strong commitment to sustainability and look forward to their continued engagement with the ASI program.”
“We are honoured that ASI has certified these three locations and recognized our sustainable approach, which drives how we operate our facilities, manufacture our products, and interact with our communities,” opined Roy Harvey, Alcoa’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We consistently work to produce bauxite, alumina and aluminium in a responsible manner, and achieving ASI Certification is an important differentiator for our Company as a recognized leader in sustainability.”
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.