(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 24-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro (OTCMKTS: NHYDY), a Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company committed to a sustainable future, has announced that its aluminium extrusion plant in Pilar, Argentina has become the first in the country to be certified according to the ASI Performance Standard, which aims to see sustainability and human rights principles increasingly embedded in supply chains.
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Performance Standard recognizes the responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.
The new ASI-certified site in Pilar, near Buenos Aires, employs around 105 people.
“Our plant has accomplished a lot as we have developed and improved over the years, but this achievement is something special for us. It reflects strong collaboration between our departments and an outstanding group of dedicated and customer-minded employees,” says general manager Eduardo Julia.
Hydro Extrusion Argentina, which is already certified according to ISO 14040/14044, operates one of the most technically advanced extrusion presses in Latin America. Serving customers in many industries, including building and construction, the plant is proactive in product innovation under a sustainable manufacturing approach and it is considered a positive reference within the community.
Important support for customers
“This certification shows our customers in Argentina yet again that doing business the right way is what we are all about,” says executive vice president Paul Warton, who leads Hydro’s Extrusions business area.
Hydro Extrusions is the largest business area in Hydro with 21,000 employees in 40 countries. It delivers tailored aluminium components and solutions to all industries, from automotive and mass transportation to building and construction, electronics, offshore and maritime. The business area serves more than 30,000 customers across the world.
The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organization. It works toward responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium following an entire value chain approach. To this end, ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017.
Director Communication, Hydro Extrusions
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SOURCE: Norsk Hydro ASA