ASI Certifies Novelis Korea Plant in Yeongju
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative announced that Novelis has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium at the Novelis Korea Limited plant in Yeongju in Korea. The recycling facility is the largest of its kind in Asia with the capacity to recycle 320,000 tons of aluminium annually.
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 Korea Limited plant was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.