Alcoa has successfully achieved three Certifications to the ASI Performance Standard, for the Juruti bauxite mining and Alumar alumina refining operations in Brazil, and for the San Ciprián aluminium smelting operations in Spain.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that three Alcoa-operated locations in Brazil and Spain have been successfully certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The certifications are for three locations that represent the full value chain of aluminium production: bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting and casting.

The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. The independent, third-party audits of the three Alcoa-operated locations were carried out by DNV GL.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “Sincere congratulations to Alcoa for their successful achievement of Certification against the comprehensive ASI Performance Standard at three separate sites in Brazil and Spain. Alcoa is also the first US-based company to achieve ASI Certification. As a company that has been central to the aluminium industry since its inception in 1888, Alcoa play a valued leadership role in the sector. We appreciate Alcoa’s strong commitment to sustainability and look forward to their continued engagement with the ASI program.”

“We are honoured that ASI has certified these three locations and recognised our sustainable approach, which drives how we operate our facilities, manufacture our products, and interact with our communities,” said Alcoa President and Chief Executive Officer Roy Harvey. “We consistently work to produce bauxite, alumina and aluminium in a responsible manner, and achieving ASI Certification is an important differentiator for our Company as a recognised leader in sustainability."