The certification establishes compliance with environmental, social and governance criteria able to improve sustainability in the aluminium value chain
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that Raffmetal’s refining facility in Casto (Brescia), has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The facility recycles primary and secondary aluminium scrap, including both pre-consumer scrap derived from production waste and post-consumer scrap from products that have reached the end of their life. The facility processes over 300.000 tonnes of scrap per year.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Raffmetal on its ASI Performance Standard certification for its aluminium alloys refining operation. Metal recyclers are a critical link in the value chain that harness aluminium’s beneficial circularity properties and give aluminium its sustainability credentials. On top of this, Raffmetal’s use of its production residues to create new raw materials demonstrates the company’s strong support of a circular economy and commitment to employing a sustainable production process.” “The certification of our activity according to the highest standards of sustainability in the aluminium industry is a further confirmation that our daily action aimed at circularity is the way to go” states Orlando Niboli, President of Raffmetal. “ASI certifies our commitment to environmentally, socially and economically responsible production. Our product, 100% made from recycled material, guarantees considerable energy savings with a consequent reduction of CO2 emissions, helping to significantly reduce the carbon footprint along the entire value chain”.
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 Raffmetal facility was carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification.