Audi Neckarsulm plant receives aluminum to ASI standard

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The Audi plant in Neckarsulm is now being supplied by Alvance Aluminium Duffel with aluminum coils certified to ASI standard.

Alvance Aluminium Duffel BV has delivered the first coils certified under the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody standard to the Audi plant in Neckarsulm (Germany). The ASI-badged coils will be used in the production of various models, starting with the Audi A6.

ASI standard certifies responsible procurement

Alvance Aluminium Duffel was awarded the ASI Chain of Custody standard at the beginning of July 2020. This certificate ensures that not only the operations at the facility in Duffel meet the ASI standards, but also that the aluminium material has been sourced and produced in a responsible and sustainable way across the entire supply chain, from the extraction of bauxite up to the finished product.

Audi Neckarsulm plant aims to optimize value chain

The supply of Alvance’s ASI-labelled aluminium coils meets Audi’s objective to build a sustainable future together with its partners by optimizing all parts of its value chain. “At Audi, we believe in the power of collaborative action for sustainability. Having partners like Alvance is key for the implementation of ASI-certified value chains or setting up resource-efficient processes like aluminium closed loop recycling” says Mathias Kellner, head of metal purchasing at Audi.

Alvance Aluminium is a trailblazer in establishing sustainable solutions

“We are extremely proud to remain a trailblazer in establishing sustainable solutions. These first shipments of ASI-certified material are the forerunners for what will become the standard in our industry. This is another important milestone in our joint journey with our customers towards low carbon aluminium and a better future. I applaud the entire Alvance team for the dedication and effort invested into the successful completion of this project,” Geert Vannuffelen, General Manager at Alvance Aluminium Duffel said.

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