Tracking ASI’s history and development

ASI has been built on the foundation of work being carried out on aluminium sustainability and material stewardship by organisations, such as the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), European Aluminium Association (EAA) and the Aluminium Association (AA) for over 20 years.

In 2009, a global group of stakeholders from the aluminium industry, civil society, research and policy organisations, and industrial users of aluminium products joined forces to assess challenges, opportunities and needs. This assessment resulted in a report, the , that summarised the industry’s environmental, social and governance sustainability-related risks and opportunities.

The report also underscored the need for an international multi-stakeholder approach that could complement existing sustainability programs throughout the aluminium industry.  This finding ultimately led to the establishment of ASI.

At the end of 2012, the companies supporting ASI invited IUCN to be the host and coordinator for the standard-setting process.  IUCN convened a multi-stakeholder  and co-ordinated the process from January 2013 to August 2015, resulting in the launch of version 1 of the .

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In March 2015, ASI appointed its , and in June 2015 the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Ltd was incorporated as a non-profit entity for the purposes of developing an independent, third-party certification program.

LOLS10在线直播下注In December 2017, after two public consultations (and other elements that fed into ) followed by in-depth discussion and deliberation of the feedback received by the ASI Standards Committee, the by the ASI Board of Directors, with certifications to begin in 2018.