NORTH AMERICA – Industrial aluminum company Novelis has achieved the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard V1 (2017) Certification for its operations across North America.

This significant accomplishment includes the company’s regional management functions at its headquarters in Georgia, US, and extends to its production facilities in the US and Canada.

The certification also covers the company’s joint venture site, Logan Aluminium, in Russellville, Kentucky.

The certification, which encompasses a range of activities at Novelis North America, including remelting, recycling, casting, and rolling processes, is a result of a thorough and comprehensive audit process.

DNV Business Assurance Services UK conducted an independent audit of Novelis North America’s facilities, which identified no non-conformances.

This rigorous audit, completed before May 31, 2023, verified the company’s compliance with the stringent requirements of the ASI CoC Standard V1, instilling confidence in the company’s operations.

The ASI CoC Standard V1 ensures responsible sourcing practices and establishes a traceable chain of custody for aluminum material as it moves through the value chain.

This standard is integral to linking verified practices at each stage of the supply chain, certified under the ASI Performance Standard, to the end products of ASI Certified Entities.

The certification also ensures that entities have appropriate policies and due diligence processes to address critical supply chain issues such as corruption, human rights abuses, and materials from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Crawford Packaging earns EcoVadis Bronze Medal for sustainability

In related news, integrated packaging solutions provider Crawford Packaging has achieved a significant milestone by securing a Bronze Medal from EcoVadis’ sustainability assessment.

This achievement places Crawford within the top 35% of all companies evaluated by EcoVadis globally in the past year, highlighting its dedication to sustainable and responsible business practices.

The EcoVadis assessment rigorously evaluates various sustainability criteria, including environmental impact, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

Crawford Packaging president John Ashby expressed his enthusiasm, “We are thrilled to receive this recognition from EcoVadis. It validates our team’s hard work and dedication to implement sustainable practices across our operations.

“We are committed to continuous improvement and will strive to reach even higher levels of sustainability in the future.”

The company emphasized that its initiatives to lower environmental impact, encourage fair labor practices, uphold high ethical standards, and ensure sustainable procurement processes have been instrumental in achieving this recognition.

Crawford Packaging is focused on contributing to the global shift towards a more sustainable and equitable future.

Founded in 1963, Crawford Packaging is a North American provider of solutions and services, including packaging automation equipment, consumables, custom packaging products, and technical support.

With a presence in Canada, the US, and Mexico, the company caters to a diverse clientele, from emerging startups to large-scale enterprises.

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