Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that Novelis has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard at its Changzhou production facility in China. The plant’s activities focus on the manufacture of aluminium automotive sheet for lightweight vehicle structures and body panels. The plant produces high-strength and lightweight aluminum sheet for use in full structural frames, as well as hoods, doors, fenders and many other components.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 Novelis China plant was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.