Aluminium Stewardship Initiative and ResponsibleSteel

What is the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative?

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global non-profit organisation. Its aim is to improve sustainability along the aluminium supply chain. By establishing an internationally recognised certification system, ASI ensures that aluminium is produced, procured and managed sustainably. This brings environmental, social and economic benefits.

The ASI was founded to strengthen responsibility and openness in the aluminium industry. It works with partners from various sectors, including mines, producers and end users, as well as civil society groups. Together they are developing an independent standard based on the ISEAL Codes of Conduct. This work helps the industry to become more sustainable and supports global sustainable development.

Why is ASI certification relevant?

Certification according to the standards of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative offers companies numerous advantages. It not only improves the transparency of the supply chain by providing insight into the origin of the aluminium and the production conditions, but also makes it possible to identify optimisation potential and promote a more sustainable production process.

For companies, ASI certification means recognising their commitment to environmental, ethical and social responsibility, which can lead to a significant improvement in their image. This commitment to sustainability not only fulfils the expectations of sustainability-conscious customers, but also offers decisive competitive advantages, as it enables companies to stand out from their competitors and strengthen their market position.

All advantages at a glance

  • Improved transparency

  • Internationally recognised award

  • Competitive advantage of the products

  • Increasing credibility

  • Signalling ecological, ethical and social commitment

  • Image improvement

  • Fulfilling the expectations of sustainability-conscious customers

  • Recognising optimisation potential

Our services:

Our services are designed to support companies and organisations on their path to environmental and climate responsibility.

We offer a wide range of services related to ASI. We support you from data collection to the chain of custody certification of products with the following services:

  • Consultancy and support with the introduction and maintenance of the Performance Standard
  • Consultancy and support with the introduction and maintenance of the Chain of Custody (CoC) standard
  • As-is assessment
  • Gap analysis
  • Preparation of required documents
  • Internal audits and audit support (inspections)
  • Documentation and follow-up
  • Support with the introduction of new processes and procedures
  • Carrying out checks and monitoring for recertification

Unique advantages with PPP:

Working with us brings unique benefits. These support not only in the preparation of the LCA, but also in the further implementation of more sustainable business practices. Ongoing support and training for employees are unique services that enable greater success in implementation.

  • Fast and efficient processing: State-of-the-art software and an experienced team guarantee rapid implementation.
  • International team: Our global team is at your side for all questions and projects relating to the ASI.
  • Industry expertise: Our team has in-depth knowledge of sustainability and can draw on extensive experience in various industries.
  • Customised solutions: Every company is unique. We therefore offer customised advice and services.
  • Efficiency and time savings: We use standardised templates to help you speed up the creation process and use your resources more efficiently.
  • International expertise: Our global network enables us to provide a comprehensive service, regardless of your location.
  • Ongoing support: Even after the initial consultation and service, we are there for you to further promote your sustainable development.
  • Improved sustainability practices and a strengthened image: Improved sustainability practices can strengthen the image of the brand and the company.

We help you to utilise the findings for your marketing strategy.

Free initial consultation

Would you like to find out more about ASI? Don’t hesitate to contact us and arrange a free initial consultation. Our experts are at your disposal to discuss your specific requirements and offer you customised solutions.

Patrick Wortner

CEO | MBA and Eng., Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

ASI standards and certifications

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has developed two main standards: the Performance Standard and the Chain of Custody Standard. The Performance Standard focuses on environmental, social and governance aspects of aluminium production and processing.

The Chain of Custody Standard ensures the traceability of certified aluminium through the supply chain. Both standards aim to promote sustainable practices and ensure the integrity of certified aluminium.

ASI certification process

The certification process begins with a self-assessment by the company, followed by a detailed review by an independent ASI-accredited auditor. This assesses compliance with the ASI standards, identifies any gaps and recommends improvement measures. Following a successful audit and closure of all gaps, the company receives ASI certification.

Costs of ASI certification

The costs for ASI certification vary depending on the size and complexity of the organisation and the scope of the processes to be certified. As a rule, they include the fees for membership of the ASI, the costs for external auditing and possible internal costs for the preparation and implementation of the certification process.

Outlook: Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)

The future of the ASI looks promising as more and more companies recognise the importance of sustainability. Companies are striving to improve their practices. Many customers are interested in the origin and processing of “sustainable” aluminium.

Whether for their own brand image, or because of customer demand, the ASI is paving its way as an industry standard. The initiative plans to continually update and expand its standards to meet the changing needs of the industry and the expectations of stakeholders.

The growing number of ASI-certified companies underlines the industry’s commitment to sustainability.

Free initial consultation

Would you like to find out more about ASI? Don’t hesitate to contact us and arrange a free initial consultation. Our experts are at your disposal to discuss your specific requirements and offer you customised solutions.

Patrick Wortner

CEO | MBA and Eng., Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Frequently asked questions

The ASI is a global non-profit organisation that develops standards and certifications for sustainable practices in the aluminium industry to promote responsible production, sourcing and management of aluminium. The initiative aims to increase accountability and transparency in the aluminium industry by creating standards and certifications for aluminium products and processes.

The process includes a self-assessment, an external audit by an ASI-accredited auditor and the implementation of recommended improvements to ensure compliance with ASI standards.

Benefits include improved transparency and credibility, recognition as a sustainable company, competitive advantages and the promotion of environmental and social best practices.

The costs vary depending on the size of the company and the scope of the certification, including membership fees, auditing costs and internal expenses.

PPP supports companies in preparing for ASI certification by providing advice, gap analyses, support with the implementation of standards and preparation for the external audit.