Crown achieves ASI certification for its Brazilian operations
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has certified Crown Holdings against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium with a focus on material stewardship.
The standard, which assesses and confirms the ethicality of metal packaging production activities within Crown’s Brazil operations, advances the company’s progress within its Twentyby30 sustainability program and supports its customers in their own responsible sourcing goals.
As a not-for-profit standards setting and certification organisation, ASI works to define environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. In addition to creating a benchmark for the industry, the organisation’s efforts around the ASI Performance Standard include: establishing requirements that can be independently audited to provide objective evidence for the granting of ASI Certification; reinforcing and promoting consumer and stakeholder confidence in aluminium; and serving as a broader reference for the establishment and improvement of responsible production, sourcing and material stewardship initiatives in metals supply chains. Utilising these measures, ASI’s ultimate mission is to recognise and collaboratively foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.
Fiona Solomon, chief executive officer at ASI, said: “We warmly congratulate Crown Holdings, Inc on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification at all of its six Crown Brazil production units. Recyclability makes the aluminium beverage can one of the best representations of the circular economy, and Brazil has achieved rates of 97.4% can recycling in 2020. Crown Brazil’s ASI Certification adds additional assurance to their customers of their responsible production practices.”
“We are pleased to have successfully passed the ASI certification, a very important achievement and a proof of company’s dedication and commitment reinforcing the strategic direction on our sustainability journey,” said Wilmar Arinelli, president of Crown Brazil.