Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that Hammerer Aluminium Industries has been provisionally certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The HAI Santana SRL facility’s casted products are destined for various downstream uses including in the automotive, electronics, transportation, building and construction sectors. The Provisional Certification has been achieved 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 HAI Santana SRL facility was carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH as a ‘desktop’ exercise with a remote review of relevant documentation. Some criteria have been noted as ‘unable to rate’ as they require on-site evaluation by the auditor. These will be evaluated when an on-site audit can be scheduled.