Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that Ball Beverage Packaging India, a Ball Corporation subsidiary, has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard for responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of aluminium for its Sri City and Taloja, India operations. The certifications bring the number of dual ASI Certified Ball Corporation facilities to 40 worldwide.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 Ball Beverage Packaging India plants were carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.