It is the first time that the company has received this certification, which represents confirmation that Albras aluminium has high quality standards, in addition to being produced in a responsible and sustainable manner. The company's annual production capacity is 460,000 tonnes.
Albras, located in Barcarena, is a joint venture in which Hydro owns 51%. Also in the state of Pará, Hydro has ASI certification for the Mineração Paragominas bauxite mine and Alunorte alumina refinery.
“ASI certification is the result of an many improvements developed over the past few years and consolidates Albras in an important international position. Our company prioritizes people, has standardized processes and controls its entire production chain, focusing on sustainability,” says João Batista Menezes, Albras president.
The analysis for the certification to the Performance Standard verified 59 environmental, social and governance principles and criteria. Among the high standards are those related to transparency, the environment, social issues, health, safety, labor rights, among others.
The Chain of Custody standard defines the general elements of the management systems that the company needs to effectively implement it, as well as Contractors Management. It also includes aspects of accounting, documentation and claims.
ASI is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit certification and standards-setting organization that works towards responsible production, supply and management of aluminium. ASI standards apply to the entire supply chain, from mining to the sectors that use aluminum in their products. ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017.
ASI's more than 160 members include leading civil society organizations, companies engaged in bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting, semi-fabrication, product and component manufacturing, consumer and commercial goods, including the automotive industry, construction and packaging, as well as industry associations and other supporters.