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Laminazione Sottile Group plants achieve ASI certification
Laminazione Sottile Group has achieved the ASI Performance Standard certification for the Laminazione Sottile, Italcoat and IPS Industrial Packaging Solution Italian plants. The plants’ materials are destined for packaging, automotive, building, HVAC-R and other applications.
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 Laminazione Sottile Group facilities was carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Laminazione Sottile Group on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification for these three facilities in Italy. The wide range of applications for the plants’ rolled and foil products in multiple downstream industries demonstrates the importance of responsible production practices in the aluminium rolling sector. We greatly appreciate the company’s continued commitment to sustainability and ASI in a challenging period of the pandemic.”
Massimo Moschini, President of Laminazione Sottile Group, commented, “Gaining the ASI certification for three of our plants shows once more our commitment to guarantee a supply chain that is sustainable on the social, environmental and governance side. Laminazione Sottile Group is deply rooted in the lasting bond with the territory and community: to us, fostering a sustainable economy model means paying attention to the environment surrounding us and to future generations.”
What is ASI?
The ASI (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative) is an international non-profit organization that defines environmental and social standards for aluminum production. The main goals are:
- Define global standard for sustainability performance
- Promote measurable improvements of environmental, social impacts of aluminium production, use and recycling
- Develop a credible assurance and certification system mitigating the risks of non-conformity with ASI standards
Laminazione Sottile Group as member of ASI
The Laminazione Sottile Group has joined the ASI consortium since 2019. Becoming a member of this organization means ensuring a sustainable supply chain by adopting the values of the circular economy; taking action to reduce environmental waste in the supply chain; renewing the commitment to a production that is increasingly aware of the relationship between product quality and respect for the environment.
To have more information about the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, visit www.aluminium-stewardship.org