The first sustainable aluminium from Amag, certified in accordance with ASI’s Chain of Custody (CoC) standard, is being shipped to the Audi plant in Neckarsulm.
The ASI-certified sustainable material produced in accordance with this strict sustainability standard is used for the outer body sheet of the A6 Avant tailgate. For Amag, this order not only represents its first-ever sale of ASI-certified materials, it also marks the company’s debut as a supplier of outer body sheets for this model series.
ASI certification confirms responsible supply chain for sustainable aluminium
The CoC standard defines the requirements for creating a responsible aluminium supply chain. This covers every step of the value creation process – from the primary aluminium production (using bauxite ore) or secondary aluminium through processing in the foundry and rolling mill, to the finished product. ASI certification confirms that both the primary and secondary aluminium used by Amag and the company’s internal processes meet the high sustainability requirements set out by the standard.
“I am delighted for this opportunity to intensify our cooperation with Audi with Amag aluminium produced according to proven sustainability standards. Amag has been committed to the resource-efficient production of recycled aluminium for many years. This commitment has been enhanced by our recent certification in accordance with ASI standards,” says Amag CEO Gerald Mayer.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global non-profit standard setting and certification organization, founded in 2012. It brings together various stakeholders in the aluminium value chain. It works toward responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium following an entire value chain approach. To this end, ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017.
The Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain.
The Chain of Custody Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a chain of custody for CoC Material, which is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors. The implementation of ASI’s CoC Standard enables a link between verified practices at successive steps of the supply chain under the ASI Performance Standard, to the products produced by ASI-certified entities.