World’s Largest Aluminium Rolling Plant Achieves Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certification

World’s Largest Aluminium Rolling Plant Achieves Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced three new certifications for Novelis plants in Germany earlier this week, as its Ohle operations are now certified under ASI’s Performance standard, while Ohle and Alunorf are now certified to ASI’s Chain of Custody guidelines.

Per the firm, the Ohle plant is dedicated to the production of aluminium foil and packaging for a wide range of products, including coffee capsules, foil trays, aluminium coil cores, and flexible aluminium tubes for use in the automotive industry.

Also certified this week was Alunorf, which is a Novelis joint venture in Neuss. The plant is the world’s biggest aluminium rolling and casting facility

ASI Chief Executive Officer Fiona Solomon noted the importance of Novelis’ new certifications in a press release.

“ASI warmly congratulates Novelis on these two new ASI Certifications. Semi-fabrication facilities are the critical link between upstream production and a wide range of downstream use sectors and we are delighted to see the ever-growing commitment to responsible practices by key players such as Novelis.”

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 SZI GmbH.

Emilio Braghi, Senior Vice President & President Novelis Europe, noted the importance of this milestone for his firm.

“Guided by our purpose to shape a sustainable world together, we are focused on implementing sustainable manufacturing processes and operating ethically and responsibly. We are proud to receive our first ASI certifications for both the Performance Standard and the Chain of Custody as it is another important milestone demonstrating our strong commitment towards 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.