US-based aluminium company Novelis, a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries, has announced that three of its North American facilities have secured Performance Standard Certifications from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI).

The three plants manufacture material for the beverage can market and are located in Greensboro, Georgia; Berea, Kentucky; and Warren, Ohio.

The achievement is expected to strengthen Novelis’ ability to meet growing demand for sustainable aluminium solutions in the beverage packaging market and other sectors.

Novelis North America executive vice-president and president Tom Boney said: “This certification is the latest step in our sustainability journey and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to providing sustainable aluminium solutions to our valued customers.

“Aligned with our purpose of shaping a sustainable world together, we aim to collaborate and inspire our suppliers, customers and partners throughout the entire value chain to participate in these responsible practices.”

Since August last year, Novelis has been distributing ASI-certified material in Europe, South America and Asia.

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The company has also earned the ASI Performance Standard Certification at its plant in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil, and secured the ASI’s Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Certifications at all 11 of its European manufacturing sites.

In addition, Novelis’ Korean branch sources and produces all its rolled aluminium products in accordance with the ASI Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard.

Novelis has committed to becoming carbon-neutral company by 2050 and reducing its carbon footprint by 30% by 2026.

ASI CEO Fiona Solomon said: “We sincerely congratulate Novelis on achieving these three Performance Standard Certifications among their North American operations.

“These plants are significant nodes in the North American beverage can market, with one of the plants recycling approximately 20% of the region’s UBCs.”

In May this year, Novelis announced plans to invest $2.5bn to develop a low-carbon recycling and rolling plant in Alabama.