Aluminium Stewardship Initiative has announced that China Hongqiao Group been certified against the ASI Performance Standard for its 3 subsidiariesYunnan Hongtai New MaterialZouping Hongfa Aluminium Technology & Zouping Dingrui Renewable ResourcesBinzhou Hongzhan Aluminium Technology Co., Ltd.Yunnan Hongtai New Material in Wenshan City in Yunnan Province of China’ssmelting operations are based on hydro power with a design capacity of 2.03 million tonnes per year of liquid aluminium and aluminium ingots.Zouping Hongfa Aluminium Technology & Zouping Dingrui Renewable Resources, both located in Binzhou City in Shandong Province in China. Zouping Hongfa Aluminium Technology is mainly engaged in the research and development, production and sales of aluminium alloy rolled products, including transportation aluminium alloy materials, and high-precision aluminium plate and strip. Zouping Dingrui Renewable Resources is mainly engaged in the processing and treatment of metal scrap and recycling of aluminium metal scrap.Binzhou Hongzhan Aluminium’s activities focus on the research and development, production and sales of aluminium sheet, strip and foil, with an annual capacity of 50,000 tonnes.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 V2 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 Environment, Social, and Governance, which address key issues such as biodiversity, labour rights, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.The independent, third-party audit of was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.