Alcoa’s mining and refining facilities in Western Australia have been certified against Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Performance Standard. This brings the company’s total number of certified facilities to nine.
The certifications include Huntly Mine, Willowdale Mine, Kwinana Refinery, Pinjarra Refinery and Wagerup Refinery, and Port areas of Kwinana and Bunbury.
“This recognition validates the strong commitment we have to responsible and sustainable production and to working with our stakeholders to deliver long-term value,” said Michelle O’Neill, Alcoa’s Executive Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer. “It is additional evidence of our commitment to advance sustainably, one of our strategic priorities and a key differentiator for our future.”
The ASI Certification program is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. The program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process. The independent, third-party audit of the Alcoa facilities was carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of ASI said: “We are delighted to congratulate Alcoa on their latest certifications for these Western Australian operations. ASI’s 2018 Annual General Meeting participants were fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit the Huntly Mine and Pinjarra Refinery operations, so it is a pleasure to see these facilities achieve ASI Certification.”