Primary Metal in Hydro achieves ASI certification

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Hydro’s primary aluminium plants in Norway have been successfully certified according to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Performance Standard.

In concrete terms, this concerns the aluminium smelters in Høyanger, Årdal, Karmøy and Sunndal in Norway and also the remelter and casthouse Clervaux in Luxembourg. “This is an important verification that our aluminium is produced by high standards, responsibly and sustainably,” says Pål Kildemo, head of Primary Metal in Hydro.

With the certification of the Primary Aluminium business area, Hydro extends its certified operations to 13 production sites, from primary metal, smelting/re-melting and casting through to extruding and rolling. The ASI Certification programme is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. The Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. The independent, third-party audits of the Primary Metal operations were carried out by DNV GL.

ASI Certification process

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organization. It works toward responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium following an entire value chain approach. ASI’s Standards apply throughout the supply chain, from mining through to downstream sectors that use aluminium in their products. ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017.


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