ASI Certifies Albras Primary Aluminium Production Facility
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that Albras has been successfully certified against both the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that Albras has been successfully certified against both the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. Albras plant, located in Barcarena in Brazil, has an annual production capacity of 460,000 tonnes and has Hydro and Nippon Amazon Aluminium co consortium as its shareholders. The plant produces primary aluminium, as well as aluminium foundry alloy ingots, which are primarily destined for the automotive sector.
The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. The ASI Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Governance, Environment and Social, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions. The ASI CoC Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for material that is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors. The implementation of ASI’s CoC Standard links verified practices at successive steps of the supply chain – certified under the ASI Performance Standard – to the products produced by ASI Certified Entities.
The independent, third-party audits of the ALBRAS facility were carried out by DNV GL.