The Middle Kingdom has its first aluminium firm certified against Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody Standard with yesterday’s announcement of the certification of Yantai Donghai Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd.
The firm, which is a subsidiary of Shandong Nanshan Aluminium Co. Ltd, is among the top 200 companies based in the People’s Republic of China. Headquartered in Shandong province, Yantai Donghai Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd. produces a wide variety of aluminium products, including packaging, batteries, capacitors, and cabling.
“Yantai Donghai Aluminium Foil Co. are now the first in China to achieve ASI Certification against both the Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard,” explained Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI. “Dual ASI Certification, encompassing both performance and chain of custody, enables companies to provide independent assurance of responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. We greatly appreciate the commitment of Nanshan Aluminium to sustainability through the ASI program and their leadership in China’s aluminium industry.”
Cheng Rence, Chairman of Nanshan Aluminium, defined the several aims of his firm in obtaining ASI’s certification.
“Through the implementation and certification of both ASI Performance and CoC standards, the Company hopes to fully meet the sustainability requirements and the highest industrial standards in the three areas of governance, environment and society, promote the responsible production and responsible sourcing of aluminium, fulfill the society responsibility in the course of enterprise development, realize the maximized contribution of aluminium to the sustainable society, make efforts in creating perfect society environment and sustainable future, and establish a capable, responsible and sustainable international image as China’s leading enterprise in aluminum industry.”
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.