Novelis aluminum stewardship certification achieved for Europe, Asia and South America
Novelis Inc. has reached a significant milestone on the way to achieving Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certifications in every region where it operates. In recent months, Novelis has achieved ASI certifications in Europe, Asia and South America. The company is on target to complete ASI certifications for can manufacturing facilities in North America by mid-2022.
All 11 of Novelis' European manufacturing sites have achieved ASI's Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certifications. In Asia, the company's South Korea operations at Yeongju and Ulsan Aluminum, a joint venture between Novelis and Kobe Steel, have been awarded ASI's Performance Standard Certification. In Brazil, Novelis' plant in Pindamonhangaba earned ASI's Performance Standard Certification.
According to the company, the Europe-wide dual certification makes Novelis the largest, fully certified, flat-rolled aluminum manufacturer in the continent and positions the company to meet the growing demand for sustainable aluminum from all parts of the world. These certifications also demonstrate Novelis' commitment to sustainability and underscore its ambition to be the world's leading provider of low-carbon, high-recycled-content aluminum.
The ASI Performance Standard addresses environmental, social and governance principles for the production of aluminum, assuring that the ASI-certified organization's production practices are responsible. The ASI Chain of Custody Standard complements the Performance Standard by certifying not only the production of responsible aluminum but also its sourcing and processing along the value chain. Having both ASI's Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard Certifications allows an organization to supply independently certified sustainable aluminum products.