It is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain, setting 59 criteria under the three pillars of sustainability: Environment, Social and Governance.
Iberfoil Aragon, the company belonging to the industrial and technological group Aliberico, has obtained the ASI Performance Standard certification for its aluminium coil rolling facilities in Sabiñánigo (Huesca). This is the only complete voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain, which establishes 59 criteria under the three pillars of sustainability: Environment, Social and Governance.
Iberfoil‘s factory in Sabiñánigo has an annual production capacity of 20,000 tonnes of foil and 40,000 tonnes of coil, and its products are destined for use in diverse downstream sectors, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage packaging; signage; building and construction HVAC; and automotive.
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) V2 Performance Standard certification process has been carried out through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process. Among the 59 sustainability criteria covered by the Standard are key issues such as biodiversity, anti-corruption, indigenous peoples’ rights, life cycle assessments and greenhouse gas emissions. All of these are related to the aluminium value chain.
The independent audit of the Iberfoil Aragon operation has been carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.
“We are very proud to be part of ASI, a global reference for environmental, social and management certification. This certification confirms Iberfoil‘s high commitment to the environment, governance and people. The certification process has highlighted for us the efficiency of our internal material management and recycling processes, which motivates us to continue improving our management of aluminium along the value chain”, said Pedro M. Jiménez, Managing Director at Iberfoil.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Iberfoil Aragón SLU on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification. Aluminium foil stock and coil play a broad range of functional roles in many downstream sectors due to the metal’s multitude of critical properties, including high electrical conductivity, air and water impermeability, light and thermal resistance, lightweight strength and many others. This ASI Certification provides assurance of Iberfoil’s responsible production and stewardship practices at their Sabiñánigo, Spain facility.”