The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global non-profit organization. It brings together relevant stakeholders in the aluminium value chain who are committed to maximizing the contribution of aluminium to a sustainable society through responsible production, sourcing and stewardship.

The ASI Performance and Chain of Custody Standards have been developed and designed to be globally applied, and throughout the aluminium value chain to:

  • Demonstrate responsibility and provide independent and credible assurance of performance

  • Reinforce and promote consumer and stakeholder confidence in aluminium products

  • Build partnerships and relationships across the public, private and voluntary sectors

  • Reduce reputational risks concerning aluminium and aluminium industry players

  • Address the expressed needs by downstream industrial users and consumers for responsible sourcing of aluminium.

ASI’s standards are applicable to all stages of aluminium production and transformation, specifically: bauxite mining, alumina refining, primary aluminium production, semi-fabrication (rolling, extrusion, forging and foundry), material conversion, and refining and re-melting of recycled scrap, as well as material stewardship criteria relevant to downstream users of aluminium.

Certification against ASI Standards requires independent third-party auditing by ASI Accredited Auditors to verify that an organization’s management systems and performance conforms to the relevant Standard/s.

BM TRADA is a leading accredited certification body which provides global certification services to a variety of standards. Choosing us means you are working with an experienced certification body whose name is readily accepted by regulators, purchasers and suppliers around the world.

BM TRADA certifies organizations to the two ASI standards:

  • ASI Performance Standard defines 59 environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain.
  • ASI Chain of Custody Standard complements the ASI Performance Standard and sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for material, including ASI Aluminium, which is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors. This Standard supports responsible supply chains.

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