ASI Certifies 7 Novelis Facilities against ASI Standards
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that seven Novelis operations in Europe have been certified against the ASI Performance Standard for
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that seven Novelis operations in Europe have been certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. Full certification has been achieved at two Nachterstedt (Germany) operations, including the world’s largest aluminum recycling center that annually produces up to 400,000 metric tons of aluminum sheet ingot from recycled material; the Goettingen (Germany) rolling, coating and surface finishing facility; and the Sierre (Switzerland) plant with casting, rolling and finishing operations.
ASI Performance Standard certification with Provisional status has been achieved by Novelis’ casting and rolling plant in Bresso (Italy), casting and rolling plant in Pieve (Italy), and its recycling facility in Latchford (UK), one of Europe’s largest used beverage can recycling plant and Europe’s largest closed-loop recycling operation for automotive aluminum rolled products with annual recycling capacity of 195000 tons. These certifications have been achieved under the ASI Interim Policy regarding Audits, Audit-Related Travel and Coronavirus, which clarifies the reasonable accommodations that can be made to audit plans in consideration of the current COVID-19 situation. The audits were undertaken as a ‘desktop’ exercise with a remote review of relevant documentation. Some criteria requiring on-site evaluation by the auditor will be evaluated when an on-site audit can be scheduled.
The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive
Seven of the above-mentioned facilities – Sierre, Latchford, Pieve, Bresso, Goettingen, Nachterstedt Recycling and Nachterstedt Rolling – as well as regional management functions in Zurich, Switzerland were added to the scope of Novelis’ existing Chain of Custody Standard certification, which was first achieved in January 2020.
The independent, third-party audits of the Novelis facilities were carried out by SZI GmbH.