Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd. has been successfully certified against the Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard for its two facilities in Fuzhou, China.

The company’s main products are rolled aluminium materials for metal container packaging, high-end lithographic, electronics and electrical appliances, and transportation.

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 CoC Standard sets out requirements for the creation of a Chain of Custody for material that is produced and processed through the value chain into diverse downstream sectors. The implementation of ASI’s CoC Standard links verified practices at successive steps of the supply chain – certified under the ASI Performance Standard – to the products produced by ASI Certified Entities.

The independent, third-party audits of the Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd. plants were carried out by DNV GL.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd. on their CoC Standard certification at their two Fuzhou, China facilities. As downstream interest for sourcing responsibly produced aluminium continues to grow, particularly in the packaging sector, Chalco Ruimin’s Performance Standard and CoC Standard Certifications will enable the company to meet the market’s demands and demonstrate the sustainability credentials of their rolled materials.”

“Chalco Ruimin always focuses on providing our customers quality services, relying on the professional equipment and scientific deployment of alloy. As an important role of the Chinese aluminium industry, we have a responsibility to make efforts for the creation of a sustainable-development society. Being an Aluminium Stewardship Initiative member gives us an opportunity to share experience with other members and achieve higher sustainability standards”, said Feng Cai, Chairman of Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd.