Alcoa Corporation’s Baie-Comeau aluminium smelter in Québec, Canada has been certified against the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The smelter has an annual output of approximately 280,000 tonnes of liquid metal.
“From mine to metal, Alcoa is recognized as a sustainability leader,” said Michelle O’Neill, Alcoa’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Sustainability. “This latest ASI certification demonstrates our ongoing commitment to operate in a responsible manner while bringing long-lasting value to our stakeholders.”
Alcoa now has locations certified against ASI’s Performance Standard in three countries – Brazil, Canada and Spain. Earlier this year, the company received ASI certifications for three locations that represent the full upstream aluminium value chain.
The independent, third-party audit of the facility was carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “We congratulate Alcoa on their latest ASI Certification in Canada, joining previous certifications in Brazil and Spain that cover mining to casthouse. The ASI Certification of the Baie-Comeau facility shows their commitment to supporting a responsible aluminium value chain.”