CS Aluminium Corporation (CSAC) has successfully achieved ASI Performance Certification for four production facilities, including melting and casting, two rolling mills, a foil mill and CSAC headquarters in Taiwan. The main processes include re-melting and casting, hot rolling, cold rolling and finishing for the manufacture of aluminium plates, rolls, sheets and foil.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced that CSAC has certified four production operations and their headquarters in Taiwan against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The certified facilities undertake Aluminium Re-melting/Refining, Casting, Semi-Fabrication, and Material Conversion.
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 CSAC facilities was carried out by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI warmly congratulates CSAC, the largest manufacturer of rolled aluminium products in Taiwan, on their Performance Standard Certification. Their integrated facilities, which manufacture products for building and construction, automotive, packaging, electronics, and ship-building sectors, among others, have an important role to play in enabling customers in those key downstream sectors to source responsibly produced aluminium products.”
“Since its establishment in 1996, CSAC’s management team has led all employees to pursue growth, energy conservation, environment protection and value innovation by following the company philosophy of “Practicality, Innovation, Growth and Co-prosperity.” CSAC conducts annual verification in its quality, environmental protection, occupational safety and health, and energy systems so as to further improve the development of enterprise and fulfils its responsibilities to shareholders, customers, employees, and the society.” Mr. Jye-Long Lee, President of CSAC, said, “Obtaining certification is only the first step. CSAC will continue to follow the relevant guidelines of the ASI Performance Standard as the basis of corporate governance, become an international outstanding aluminium company, and fulfil the duty of citizens of the world.”
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ASI Certification process
ASI’s Standards apply throughout the supply chain, from mining through to downstream sectors that use aluminium in their products. All current ASI members in the ‘Production and Transformation’ and ‘Industrial Users’ classes work towards their ASI certifications within two years of joining ASI.
ASI’s custom-built online assurance platform, elementAl underpins the entire certification workflow for both the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard. First, elementAl’s user-oriented interface and workflows support the prospective company during the initial self-assessment phase and data is protected by a secure firewall. With a click, the company can make their relevant elementAl information accessible to their chosen auditor.
Auditors use elementAl to support audit planning, on-site verification and reporting. ASI reviews submitted audit reports for conformity with ASI’s assurance procedures as a final control, before the certification approval and certificate(s) are issued. Full ASI certification is valid for three years, usually with a surveillance audit at approximately 18 months.
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organisation. It works towards 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.
ASI’s 110+ members include leading civil society organisations; companies with activities in bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting, semi-fabrication, product and component manufacturing, as well as consumer and commercial goods, including the automotive, construction and packaging industries; industry associations and other supporters.
ASI continues to seek engagement with commercial entities and stakeholders in the aluminium value chain from across the world. Organisations interested in membership are encouraged to learn more about our membership structure and how to join.