Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced the third certification issued against its newly launched standards for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.

ASI Certification of the Constantia Teich facility signifies that Constantia Flexibles’ practices meet the industry’s highest standards.

Constantia Teich is the largest company within the European flexible packaging industry and in 2017, their team of 960 people produced 1.1 billion square metres of aluminium foils and 67,000 tonnes of packaging foils.

Constantia Flexibles is a founding member of ASI.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “ASI warmly congratulates Constantia Teich on their important achievement of ASI Certification, still only 5 months after the launch of the ASI program. Aluminium packaging is a critical sector for aluminium use, directly touching billions of consumers every day. Every part of the supply chain has a role to play in rolling out ASI’s Standards, and it is a great pleasure to see Constantia Teich leading the aluminium foil rolling sector as the second company to attain ASI Certification.”

Thomas Greigeritsch, Vice President Group Sustainability at Constantia Flexibles, sees broad collaboration along the whole aluminium value chain as key to establishing a responsible sourcing scheme: “Our and ASI’s success depend on the support of all different players. This is essential to ensure the broad-based adoption and implementation for what we have developed. In 2010, we started with a handful of people drafting first ideas for the development of what has become the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. Now, we are extremely happy having reached our first goal of being certified against the ASI Performance Standard. What’s more, we are striving to implement the Chain of Custody certification in the near future. I would like to give a big thank you to all people involved and for the excellent work of the whole ASI team."