Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that three Carcano facilities have been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.
The certification scope covers rolling of aluminium foil, and lacquering of aluminium flexible film and lamination of lacquered aluminium foils for food, pharmaceutical, and technical applications.
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 ASI Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Governance, Environment and Social, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions. The independent, third-party audit of the Carcano facilities was carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Carcano on its ASI Performance Standard certification, the first Italy-headquartered ASI Member to do so. The company’s products play a key role in the sustainability of diverse food value chains, with the use of foil for the protection and preservation of food and liquids to reduce or eliminate wastage and thus save resources. The ASI Certification at Carcano’s production facilities in Italy shows that the company is committed to delivering a responsibly produced foil product to its customers.”
Alberto De Matthaeis, Chief Executive Officer at Carcano Antonio S.p.A. commented, “We are really proud to be the first Italian company in reaching the ASI Performance Standard Full Certification. Carcano was founded 140 years ago, between Italian Alps and Lake Como and we have always taken great care to respect the bond that ties us to the environment and to the local community. Today, we gain this so important recognition, which represents a comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain; it shows that we are on the right path. Moreover, we can count on the support of all different stakeholders in the aluminium industry for a sustainable economy. I would like to give a special thank you to all Carcano, ASI and Bureau Veritas’ people involved in achieving this excellent result. The core of Carcano is made by people and by ecosystem – by respecting them, we respect our future.”
Paolo Mari, Senior Management Representative and Organizational Development Director, added, “This Certification signifies a milestone in Carcano’s history. Our team is strongly involved in shaping our organization’s approach to sustainability, not just to create a pleasant environment and community, but to deliver clear wellbeing, engagement, collaboration and productivity gains. We aim to make a genuine difference by breaking the usual industry paradigms in support of a sustainable economy.”