Dr Fiona Solomon

CEO, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)

ASI – The Next Five Years

ASI has grown strongly thanks to the aluminium sector’s commitment, and in the next five years we will continue to support and drive the industry’s sustainability journey. This presentation will provide a snapshot of key developments and the longer-term goals of ASI.

In May 2022, new ASI Standards will be launched after a lengthy and consultative multi-stakeholder revision process. ASI’s four sustainability priorities – climate change, circularity, nature positive and human rights – play central roles in a comprehensive certification program for performance and chain of custody.

Our strategic pillars of effective governance and a robust program will enable us to drive change both within – and beyond – certification. ASI’s whole of supply chain approach creates a foundation for responsible sourcing, and we are also working on alignment with sustainability-linked finance and investment.

Ultimately, the sustainability challenges are clear – and we believe collaboration and a collective approach will help build the improvements and transformations that are urgently needed.

Speaker Biography

Fiona is the Chief Executive Officer of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), which she joined in March 2015 with the responsibility for leading the development and implementation of ASI’s strategy and operations. Her career has specialised in building new and innovative initiatives in mineral supply chains over more than twenty years. She was previously Director – Standards Development at the Responsible Jewellery Council from 2007 to 2015, where she developed a certification program for gold, diamonds and platinum group metals which has been adopted by more than 1000 companies across the supply chain from mine to retail. She has served as a Board Member of the ISEAL Alliance and a founding member of the OECD’s Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group for responsible mineral supply chains. From 1997, Fiona worked for ten years at Australia’s CSIRO, leading research into mining and sustainability, and was also seconded to WWF to manage a multi-stakeholder project on the feasibility of mine-site certification. She has a Bachelors degree (Hons 1) in mechanical engineering and a PhD in philosophy of technology, both from the University of Queensland, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.