Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Bridgnorth Aluminium’s plant in Shropshire, UK has been successfully certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The plant’s operations include casthouses, rolling mills, two Litho Centres, a multi-slitting line and finishing lines. The company has manufactured aluminium strip since 1933.
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 Bridgnorth Aluminium plant was carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We warmly congratulate Bridgnorth Aluminium on their ASI Certification, connecting a historical company with their contemporary commitment to sustainability. Since the company’s products are used in such diverse sectors like lithographic printing and automotive, packaging and energy, Bridgnorth is a great ambassador of responsible production practices for these downstream industries.”
Simon MacVicker, Managing Director of Bridgnorth Aluminium said “We are very proud to achieve this ASI certification, which follows rigorous external assessment of our business and the way we run it. We are proud that our longstanding efforts towards sustainability are now objectively recognised, and we will use the new knowledge and experience, which we have gained through the certification process in order to further improve our sustainability performance”.