Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Crown against ASI Chain of Custody Standard
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that Crown Holdings, Inc has achieved Chain of Custody Standard Certification at its Crown Beverage Brazil Division can Plants at Cabreúva, São Paulo; Estancia, Sergipe; Ponta Grossa, Parana; Rio Verde, Goias; Teresina, Piaui; the can end Plant at Manaus, Amazonas and the corporate office at Cabreúva, São Paulo. The annual production of the six plants is 10.9 billion cans.
The independent, third-party audit of the Crown Holdings, Inc plants was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.
Fiona Solomon, chief executive officer at ASI, said: “We warmly congratulate Crown Holdings, Inc on achieving Chain of Custody Standard Certification for their Brazilian operations. Crown’s responsible and ethical sourcing programme includes internal training for procurement teams, inclusion of relevant criteria in new supplier contracts, and third-party assessments and audits for potentially high-risk suppliers of goods and services with the goal for all core raw material and service suppliers to be in compliance with the company’s sourcing policies by 2030. These elements align with the supply chain due diligence principles in ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Certification.”
“This latest achievement from our Crown Brazil team highlights not only their robust grasp of ESG (environmental, social and governance) practices, but also their strong sense of teamwork for achieving the CoC (Chain of Custody) ASI certification. The ASI programme as a whole complements Crown’s Twentyby30 sustainability programme, as both are committed to elevating Crown’s environmental, social and governance practices through tangible actions the company is taking,” commented Dr John Rost, VP Global Sustainability and Regulatory, Crown Holdings, Inc.
“We are proud to achieve ASI CoC (Chain of Custody) certification, demonstrating our commitment to society and sustainability through ethical and responsible material sourcing practices. In alignment with our Twentyby30 sustainability programme, we are always guided by our values and goals to reduce impacts on the environment. This latest achievement validates our operational excellence in the management of the entire aluminium can production chain,” said Wilmar Arinelli, Crown Brazil president, Crown Holdings, Inc.