Strict requirement for the responsible sourcing of aluminium can help protect this scare resource, control its use in packaging and help minimise adverse impacts on the environment and society.
With increasing demand for aluminium around the world, there needs to be a focus on sustaining a consistent supply, while mitigating associated environmental and social impacts.
To help achieve this, we co-founded the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a global, non-profit standard-setting and certification organisation which has established a global standard that addresses GHG emissions, water use, biodiversity, human and labour rights and OHS. Our aluminium foil suppliers are required to become members and be certified for production and supply chain standards.
In addition to the requirements for responsible sourcing that apply to all our purchasing categories, we have even stricter rules for suppliers of the 3.1 million tonnes of base materials sourced for our packaging every year, including aluminium. These are:
1Full traceability refers to the tracking of a product throughout its production, processing and distribution phases, from the procurement of the raw materials for its manufacture until it reaches the end consumer.