European value-added aluminium firm Constellium NV announced yesterday the certification of its operations in Gottmadingen, Dahenfeld, and Singen, Germany against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Chain of Custody Standards.
The three plants supply advanced aluminium parts to the European automotive market. The Gottmadingen and Dahenfeld operations produce aluminium structural components, while the Singen plant produces extruded aluminium parts.
Philippe Hoffmann, President of Constellium’s Automotive Structures and Industry business unit, expressed pride in the three plants achieving ASI certification.
“We are very proud of this achievement. This certification responds to demand for sustainable solutions from our customers and from society. This certification is in line with our ambitious sustainability strategy to expand our low-carbon offering and to improve the overall environmental and social footprint of the aluminium supply chain, while adding more value for our customers and our business.”
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 GUTcert (AFNOR Group).
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI lauded Constellium on the achievement.
“We warmly congratulate Constellium on their Chain of Custody certification at these new three facilities. We’re pleased to see the company continuing to expand its ASI Certifications, following on from their dual-Certification of casting, rolling, finishing and recycling facilities in December 2020. This is a strong demonstration of Constellium’s commitment to supplying their range of customers with responsibly produced aluminium, and to addressing sustainability challenges more broadly.”
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.
Constellium, based in Amsterdam, was founded 1855 as Henri Merle et Compagnie and subsequently renamed Pechiney in 1950. Pechiney was purchased by Alcan in 2003, which was purchased by Rio Tinto in 2007. In 2011 Rio Tinto sold Alcan Engineered Products to Apollo Management (51%) and FSI (10%). Constellium produces rolled and extruded aluminium products from various alloys, bringing in €5.9 billion of revenue in 2019.