ASI Certifies Granges Facility against ASI Performance Standard
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that the Granges facility in Finspang in Sweden has been successfully certified against the ASI
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that the Granges facility in Finspang in Sweden has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The plant has received Provisional Certification 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 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 independent, third-party audit of the Granges Finspaang AB facility was carried out by DNV GL. The audit was 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.
Granges Finspang AB plant in Sweden has a long history, having produced aluminium products since 1922. It designs and manufactures rolled strip and sheet of aluminium destined for the automotive sector and currently has an annual production capacity of 100,000 tonnes.