Aluminum Stewardship Initiative certifies Constantia Teich
Constantia Teich has become the first aluminum foil roller and packaging converter and the first European company to be certified according to ASI’s Performance Standard for environmental, social and governance performance.
Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Thursday, June 7, 2018, the third certification issued according to its newly launched standards for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum. ASI Certification of the Constantia Teich facility signifies that Constantia Flexibles’ practices meet the industry’s highest standards.
The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminum value chain. Constantia Flexibles is a founding member of ASI.
Thomas Greigeritsch, Vice President ,Group Sustainability at Constantia Flexibles, sees broad collaboration along the whole aluminum value chain as key to establishing a responsible sourcing scheme: “Our and ASI’s success depend on the support of all the different players involved. This is essential to ensure the broad-based adoption and implementation of what we have developed. In 2010, we started drafting the first ideas with a handful of people. Now, we are more than happy to have reached our first goal – being certified according to the ASI performance standard. What’s more, we are striving to implement the chain of custody certification in the near future. I would like to say a big thank you to all those involved and for the excellent work of the whole ASI team.”
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said: “ASI warmly congratulates Constantia Teich on their important achievement of ASI Certification, just five months after the launch of the ASI program. Aluminum packaging is a critical sector for the use of aluminum, which directly affects billions of consumers every day. Every part of the supply chain has a role to play in rolling out ASI’s Standards, and it is a great pleasure to see Constantia Teich leading the aluminum foil rolling sector as the second company to attain ASI Certification.”
The ASI Certification process
ASI’s standards apply throughout the supply chain, from mining through to downstream sectors that use aluminum in their products. All current ASI members in the ‘Production and Transformation’ and ‘Industrial Users’ classes will be working towards their own ASI certifications in the coming two years. ASI Members are listed at https://aluminium-stewardship.org/about-asi/current-members/
The Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit, standard-setting and certification organization. It works toward responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum, following a comprehensive value chain approach. To this end, ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017.
ASI’s 60+ members include leading civil society organizations, companies that are active in bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminum smelting, semi-fabrication, product and component manufacturing, and consumer and commercial goods, including the automotive industry, construction and packaging, including industry associations and other supporters.