Novelis has announced the certification of all of its eleven European production sites by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)
Achieving both Performance Standard and Chain of Custody certifications for all European plants makes Novelis the largest, fully certified, flat-rolled aluminium manufacturer in Europe.
Europe-wide dual certification
According to Novelis, the Europe-wide dual certification strengthens “Novelis' ability to meet the industry's growing demand for sustainable aluminium solutions in the European market and beyond.” The company has been delivering ASI-certified material since August 2021 to the beverage packaging industry and is currently preparing to supply certified aluminium to all other market segments in line with customers' needs.
According to Novelis, the achievement creates “a clear and verifiable link between Novelis' responsible manufacturing practices and its material output. Together with the company's strong focus on circularity and unmatched levels of recycled content across its product range, the dual certification demonstrates Novelis' ambition to be a sustainability frontrunner.”
All Novelis aluminium solutions are responsibly sourced and produced
"With total European shipments of more than 1.000 kt and recycled material input of more than 600 kt per year, Novelis is a major contributor to shaping the European aluminium industry," said Emilio Braghi, Executive Vice President, Novelis Inc. & President, Novelis Europe. "All of our facilities in Europe have now been independently certified to comply to ASI standards in manufacturing and recycling aluminium, demonstrating that the sustainable aluminium solutions we provide to our customers are responsibly sourced and produced. In line with our purpose of shaping a sustainable world together, we strive to motivate our partners, customers and suppliers to join and implement responsible practices throughout the whole value chain."
Novelis strives for further ASI certifications
Novelis' plants in Yeongju, South Korea, and Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, have also been awarded the ASI Performance Standard certification. The company is advancing its ASI certification for both Performance Standard and Chain of Custody in all regions where it operates, with the goal of achieving ASI certifications in North America by mid-2022. The regional certification programs will be tailored to regional customer requirements.