Aluminium smelter Qatalum has achieved ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certification for primary aluminium smelting and the manufacturing of foundry alloys and extrusion ingots. The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative aims to see sustainability and human rights principles increasingly embedded in the aluminium value chain and works toward more responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship. The ASI Performance Standard defines ESG principles and criteria. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Governance, Environment and Social, which address key issues such as biodiversity, indigenous people’s rights, and greenhouse gas emissions. The ASI CoC Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a CoC for material that is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors. Qatalum is a primary aluminum plant in Qatar and a joint venture between Hydro and Qatar Aluminium Manufacturing Company. Hydro holds 50% of the shares in Qatalum. The plant has a current nameplate capacity of primary aluminium of 636,000 metric tonnes and casthouse capacity of 664,000 metric tonnes. The Mesaieed-based site is fully integrated with a smelter, casthouse, carbon plant and a dedicated gas-fired power plant.