Ulsan Aluminum achieves ASI Performance Standard certification and drives responsible aluminum supply in the Asian market

Certification moves Ulsan Aluminum towards supplying customers with independently certified sustainable aluminum solutions and demonstrates strong commitment to responsible production and stewardship

ULSAN, South Korea, November 4, 2021  --Ulsan Aluminum, a leading flat rolled aluminum manufacturing company in Korea today announced that it has been awarded the Performance Standard Certification by the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI).

Ulsan Aluminum, a joint venture between Novelis, global leaders in aluminum rolling and recycling and Kobe Steel, leading steel and aluminum company in Japan, supplies aluminum sheets and plates to beverage can, automotive and specialties market

This certification further strengthens the company's ability to meet the increasing needs of its customers in Asia for independently certified, sustainable aluminum. In addition, it demonstrates Ulsan Aluminum’s broader commitment to sustainability and underscores its ambition to provide low-carbon, sustainable aluminum solutions that advance its business, industry and society toward the benefits of a circular economy.

Jerry Quick, President of Ulsan Aluminum said, "We are proud to receive the ASI Performance Standard which demonstrates the sustainable aluminum solutions we provide to our customers are responsibly produced. This achievement shows that we are committed to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals, while delivering our low carbon aluminum products and solutions to the market."

Ulsan Aluminum is also planning to advance for Chain of Custody certification soon to prove responsible sourcing in the whole value chain. 

The ASI Performance Standard addresses environmental, social and governance principles for the production of aluminum, assuring that the ASI-certified organization's production practices are responsible. The ASI Chain of Custody Standard complements the Performance Standard by certifying not only the production of responsible aluminum, but also its sourcing and processing along the value chain. 

About Ulsan Aluminum

UAL is a leading supplier of Aluminum flat rolled products to a variety of market segments comprising Automotive, Beverage Can and a number of Specialty Aluminum applications including industrial and light gauge. Predecessor entities have a proud history of over 50 years of operation and the current UAL was formed in September 2017 as a joint venture between two global companies, Novelis, global leaders in aluminum rolling and recycling and Kobe Steel, leading steel and aluminum company in Japan. For more information, please visit https://ulsanaluminum.com/.

About ASI

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 aluminum following an entire value chain approach. To this end, ASI launched its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody Standard in December 2017.

ASI's 170+ members include leading civil society organizations, companies with activities in bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminum smelting, semi-fabrication, product and component manufacturing, as well as consumer and commercial goods, including the automotive industry, construction and packaging, as well as industry associations and other supporters.
for more information, please visit https://aluminium-stewardship.org/

Media contact: YoungJung Yoon, youngjung.yoon@ulsanaluminum.com, 82-52-279-0633


Aerial view of Ulsan Aluminum, Ulsan, South Korea