Sustainable aluminium packaging company Ball has received the ‘Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification for its infinitely recyclable aluminium packaging solutions. 

The decision to provide certification comes as the company’s Global Aerosol Packaging division, responsible for offering aluminium packaging solutions, has successfully maintained the performance of its Chain of Custody Standard requirements.

The performance standard is used for measuring the amount of effort that the company puts to manage, evaluate and disclose its environmental, social and governance impacts.

Additionally, the custody standard requirement is meant for maintaining a transparent and traceable supply chain, encompassing all the associated areas, including mining, remelting, casting, rolling, can manufacturing and filling.

Ball Aerosol Packaging sustainability director Predrag Ozmo said: “ASI guarantees the highest sustainability standards throughout the entire aluminium value chain – from mining through refining, smelting, manufacturing and product use, up to end-of-life management and recycling.

“It enables the aluminium industry to clearly demonstrate responsibility and provide independent and credible assurance of performance.

During the ASI’s audit process, the authorities assessed all of the nine manufacturing plants, aerosol packaging and slugs of Ball.

It included units in: Bellegarde and Copal in France; Devizes in the UK; Velim in Czechia; Ahmedabad in India; Verona in the US; Itupeva in Brasil; Sherbrooke in Canada; and San Luis Potosi in Mexico as well as Ball’s regional headquarters in Westminster, Colorado, and Lille in France.

Ball’s Aerosol division offers packaging solutions for a wide range of products in aerosols, personal care, beverages and household product categories.

All these solutions feature various extruded single and multi-purpose aluminium bottles and aerosol containers that have primary aluminium content, made from low-carbon energy sources.

Ball Aerosol Packaging president Jay Billings said: “Infinitely recyclable aluminium packaging is a prime example of material circularity where resources stay in the system, reducing impacts on the environment.”