Ball’s aerosol business becomes first extruded aluminium maker to be ASI certified

By Julia Wray | Published: 19-Apr-2023

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative sets standards that ensure sustainable performance based on environmental, social and governance principles

Ball Corporation’s aerosol division has received Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification for Performance and Chain of Custody Standards.

The certification covers all nine of Ball Aerosol Packaging’s manufacturing plants, aerosol packaging and slugs worldwide.   

It makes Ball Aerosol Packaging the first impact extruded aluminium manufacturing company able to supply ASI certified aluminium aerosols.

The ASI is a global, non-profit initiative that sets standards that ensure sustainable performance based on environmental, social and governance principles. 

Its Performance standard is a measure of how much effort a company is making to assess, manage and disclose its environmental, social and governance impacts, while the Chain of Custody standard sets out requirements for the creation of a transparent and traceable supply chain.

“Achieving ASI certification demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and is the result of a rigorous process,” said Jay Billings, President of Ball Aerosol Packaging.

“Infinitely recyclable aluminium packaging is a prime example of material circularity where resources stay in the system, reducing impacts on the environment.

“Our aluminium aerosol business’ sustainability efforts showcase what can be achieved through material and emissions reduction goal setting, innovation and, especially, partnership with customers.”

Predrag Ozmo, Sustainability Director at Ball Aerosol Packaging, added: “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.”

The certification is said to align with Ball’s 2030 sustainability goals in achieving net zero carbon emissions before 2050 and transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

This also includes ensuring all aluminium is purchased from certified sustainable sources.

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