Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that Ma’aden Aluminium has been successfully certified against ASI Performance and Chain of Custody (CoC) Standards for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.

The ASI certified Ma’aden’s Al Ba’itha bauxite mine located in the Qassim Province. As well as the mine, the operations of alumina refining, smelting, re-melting, casting and rolling at Ras Al Khair Industrial City in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, was also evaluated.

At the centre of the integrated facility is its smelter, which has an annual production capacity of 780,000 tonnes of aluminium and a rolling facility that can produce 460,000 tonnes of can sheet, end and tab stock for beverage cans and auto body sheet. The facility’s remelting operations enable the recycling of 120,000 tonnes of used beverage cans annually.

The independent, third-party audit of the Ma’aden facilities was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said,

“ASI warmly congratulates Ma’aden Aluminium on this dual ASI Certification of its integrated operations in Saudi Arabia. The vertical integration of these operations from bauxite mining to UBC recycling, as well as casting and rolling makes it an important aluminium node in the Middle East. The company’s ASI Certifications are a significant boost for the responsible production and sourcing of ASI Certified materials for the global aluminium value chain and downstream aluminium-using sectors.”

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

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