Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that Aluminerie Alouette has been certified against the ASI Chain of Custody Standard for its aluminium smelter and casthouse operations at its Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada facilities.. With an annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes of primary aluminium, it is the largest smelter in the Americas. 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 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 CoC Standard also confirms that appropriate policies and due diligence process are in place to identify and address critical supply chain issues, such as corruption, human rights abuses, materials originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas in the supply chain, and responsible sourcing. The independent, third-party audit of the Aluminerie Alouette operations was carried out by BNQ.