RUSAL extends ASI certification to five more smelters

Moscow, 15 January 2024 – RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, announces that five of the company's aluminium smelters have achieved Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification. With the extension, eighteen of RUSAL’s facilities have already confirmed that their activities certify to ASI Performance Standard and ASI Chain of Custody Standard.

Novokuznetsk Aluminium Smelter, Volgograd Aluminium Smelter, Taishet Aluminium Smelter, Aluminium Rheinfelden Alloys and Rheinfelden Semis have successfully passed the certification audit. The independent third-party audits of the operations were carried out by BUREAU VERITAS CERTIFICATION RUS.

The ASI Performance Standard is widely recognized globally as the only sustainability supply-chain standard applicable across the entire aluminium value chain. It has been developed in collaboration with the industry, downstream users and NGOs. The ASI Performance Standard requirements cover 11 groups of criteria ranging from business ethics and governance to environmental performance, human rights and social practices.

The ASI Chain of Custody Standard has been developed to support businesses in the aluminium value chain that wish to provide their customers and stakeholders with independent assurance for the responsible production and sourcing of aluminium.

“Despite the turbulence in international markets, RUSAL remains consistently committed to the principles of sustainable development, paying particular attention to building responsible relationships with employees, suppliers, consumers and residents of the regions of the Company’s responsibility. The geographical expansion of our ASI-certified production facilities illustrates our success in implementing the best ESG practices,” commented Evgenii Nikitin, the General Director of RUSAL.

RUSAL joined the international Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) in 2015 and has been consistently certifying its assets since 2019.
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