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 Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Bridgnorth Aluminium plant in the United Kingdom against ASI Performance Standard


 

Bridgnorth Aluminium has successfully achieved ASI Performance Certification demonstrating its commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. The certification for its operations in Shropshire, UK covers the manufacture of lithographic coils, foilstock, transformer windings and formable aluminium strips/coils for automotive heat and sound absorbing components. ‚Äč

 

 

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Bridgnorth Aluminium’s plant in Shropshire, UK has been successfully certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The plant’s operations include casthouses, rolling mills, two Litho Centres, a multi-slitting line and finishing lines. The company has manufactured aluminium strip since 1933.

The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. The ASI Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Governance, Environment and Social, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions. The independent, third-party audit of the Bridgnorth Aluminium plant was carried out by DNV GL. 

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We warmly congratulate Bridgnorth Aluminium on their ASI Certification, connecting a historical company with their contemporary commitment to sustainability. Since the company’s products are used in such diverse sectors like lithographic printing and automotive, packaging and energy, Bridgnorth is a great ambassador of responsible production practices for these downstream industries.” 

Simon MacVicker, Managing Director of Bridgnorth Aluminium said “We are very proud to achieve this ASI certification, which follows rigorous external assessment of our business and the way we run it. We are proud that our longstanding efforts towards sustainability are now objectively recognised, and we will use the new knowledge and experience, which we have gained through the certification process in order to further improve our sustainability performance”. 

Consult the Bridgnorth Aluminium summary audit report

7 January 2020

ASI Certification process

ASI’s Standards apply throughout the supply chain, from mining through to downstream sectors that use aluminium in their products.  All current ASI members in the ‘Production and Transformation’ and ‘Industrial Users’ classes work towards their ASI certifications within two years of joining ASI. For more information, consult the full list of ASI Members as well as the list of certified ASI Members.  
 
ASI’s custom-built online assurance platform, elementAl underpins the entire certification workflow for both the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. First, elementAl’s user-oriented interface and workflows support the prospective company during the initial self-assessment phase and data is protected by a secure firewall. With a click, the company can make their relevant elementAl information accessible to their chosen auditor.


Auditors use elementAl to support audit planning, on-site verification and reporting.  ASI reviews submitted audit reports for conformity with ASI’s assurance procedures as a final control, before the certification approval and certificate(s) are issued. Full ASI certification is valid for three years, usually with a surveillance audit at approximately 18 months.

 

About ASI

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organisation. It works towards 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.
 
ASI’s 100+ members include leading civil society organisations; companies with activities in bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting, semi-fabrication, product and component manufacturing, as well as consumer and commercial goods, including the automotive, construction and packaging industries; industry associations and other supporters.
 
ASI continues to seek engagement with commercial entities and stakeholders in the aluminium value chain from across the world. Organisations interested in membership are encouraged to learn more about our membership structure and how to join