The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) aims to see sustainability and human rights principles increasingly embedded in supply chains. Its Performance Standard recognizes the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.
The Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a chain of custody for CoC material, including ASI Aluminium, which is produced and processed through the value chain into the downstream sectors. It means not only that the sites and their practices are certified, but that the physical metal they process also is certified, when obtained from ASI-certified sources.
“The work our plants have done to earn these important certifications reflects strong collaboration between our departments and an outstanding group of dedicated and customer-minded employees. This adds further value to our customer offerings,” says general manager Luca Bertola. “We are the only extrusion company in the Italian market that can offer sustainable aluminium solutions certified by a third party.”
The Ornago plant operates two extrusion presses and delivers high-complexity aluminium profiles to nearly 700 customers across the industrial market segment in Italy. At Feltre, Hydro has two presses as well as aluminium recycling facilities. Its customer offering in Feltre also includes fabrication and surface treatment activities.
Hydro employs more than 300 people, combined, at the two sites. The sister plants initially achieved ASI Performance Standard certification in July 2019.
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“These achievements state clearly to the market that doing business the right way is what we are all about,” says executive vice president Paul Warton, who leads Hydro’s Extrusions business area.
Hydro Extrusions is the largest business area in Hydro, with 21,000 employees in 40 countries. It delivers tailored aluminium components and solutions to all industries, from automotive and mass transportation to building and construction, electronics, offshore and maritime. The business area serves more than 30,000 customers around the world.
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. To this end, ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017.