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ASI Performance Standard serves as first milestone within several regional ASI certification initiatives and aligns with Company’s Twentyby30 sustainability program
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has certified Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com) against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum with a focus on material stewardship. The Standard, which assesses and confirms the ethicality of metal packaging production activities within Crown’s Brazil operations, advances the Company’s progress within its Twentyby30 sustainability program and supports its customers in their own responsible sourcing goals.
As a not-for-profit standards setting and certification organization, ASI works to define environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminum value chain. In addition to creating a benchmark for the industry, the organization’s efforts around the ASI Performance Standard include: establishing requirements that can be independently audited to provide objective evidence for the granting of ASI Certification; reinforcing and promoting consumer and stakeholder confidence in aluminum; and serving as a broader reference for the establishment and improvement of responsible production, sourcing and material stewardship initiatives in metals supply chains. Utilizing these measures, ASI’s ultimate mission is to recognize and collaboratively foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminum.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate Crown Holdings, Inc. on achieving ASI Performance Standard Certification at all of its six Crown Brazil production units. Recyclability makes the aluminium beverage can one of the best representations of the circular economy, and Brazil has achieved rates of 97.4% can recycling in 2020. Crown Brazil’s ASI Certification adds additional assurance to their customers of their responsible production practices.”
To receive certification against the ASI Performance Standard, Crown Brazil completed independent third-party auditing by ASI accredited auditors DNV BUSINESS ASSURANCE SERVICES UK LTD to verify systems and performance maintained compliance with Standard parameters. Beyond meeting the required criteria, Crown Brazil elevated commitments within its biodiversity and human rights impact assessment programs—all with the goal of fostering more conscientious systems within its operations. These efforts reflect the Company’s work within the Never Compromise pillar of its Twentyby30 sustainability program, which focuses on responsible and ethical sourcing.
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