Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products to be successfully certified against its standards for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium, and the issuing of the 20th ASI Certificate. Hydro is one of the worlds' leading manufacturers of technically advanced rolled aluminium products and solutions, with a strong production base in Europe and a global reach.
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 independent, third-party audit of Rolled Products in Hydro was carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI warmly congratulates Hydro on the successful achievement of their third ASI certification, underscoring Hydro’s strong commitment to sustainability across their business. Aluminium rolled products reach a wide variety of downstream industries, and ASI is delighted to see this important sector growing its uptake of ASI Certification.”
We are happy and proud
Kjetil Ebbesberg, Executive Vice President of Rolled Products at Hydro, said “We are happy and proud to receive this important certification from ASI, and to soon be able to offer certified aluminium to our customers. This is an important next step on our ambitious sustainability agenda.”
ASI’s Standards apply throughout the supply chain, from mining through to downstream sectors that use aluminium in their products. All current ASI members in the ‘Production and Transformation’ and ‘Industrial Users’ classes will be working towards their own ASI certifications in the coming two years. ASI Members are listed at aluminium-stewardship.org/about-asi/current-members/
ASI’s custom-built online assurance platform, elementAl underpins the entire certification workflow for both the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. First, elementAl’s user-oriented interface and workflows support the prospective company during the initial self-assessment phase and data is protected by a secure firewall. With a click, the company can make their relevant elementAl information accessible to their chosen auditor.
Auditors use elementAl to support audit planning, on-site verification and reporting. ASI reviews submitted audit reports for conformity with ASI’s assurance procedures as a final control, before the certification approval and certificate(s) are issued. Full ASI certification is valid for three years, usually with a surveillance audit at approximately 18 months.