How is ASI important to the aluminium industry?

Nowadays, as consumers increasingly demand eco-friendly products, producers must adapt to meet this demand and take responsibility for their products and manufacturing processes to ensure they are sustainable and environmentally friendly throughout the product’s life cycle.

Aluminium products, which drive consumption and lifestyles, also meet the needs for environmental care and sustainability. This is because aluminium is one of the most eco-friendly materials due to its endless recyclability.

To ensure transparency in the sustainable use of aluminium materials, formal certification is needed to build consumer trust. In the aluminium industry, there’s a global non-profit organization like the ASI (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative) that helps consumers easily decide on products containing aluminium, similar to how the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) works for paper boxes.

The ASI (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative) is a non-profit organization that sets and certifies standards to promote sustainable development and transparency in the aluminium industry. It encompasses all stakeholders in the aluminium production chain, from producers to users, to achieve the goal of creating and defining new standards for sustainable aluminium procurement. This is done by promoting responsible procurement, production, and stewardship of aluminium, aiming to establish standards for valuing aluminium resources from the control of new smelting to every step in the aluminium product manufacturing process, as well as the recycling of aluminium to be circulated according to ASI standards.

The vision, mission, and objectives of ASI are…

Vision: To maximize the contribution of aluminium for a sustainable society.

Mission: To foster acceptance and promote the responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of aluminium.


  • To set standards for sustainability performance and material control of aluminium that are enforced globally.
  • To encourage continuous improvement and measurable results in the environmental, social, and governance impacts from the production, use, and recycling of aluminium.
  • To develop a credible certification and assurance system that reduces the risk and barriers to operations not meeting ASI standards.
  • To be and continue to be a driving force for sustainability in the aluminium supply chain, encompassing the interests of all stakeholders.

Currently, ASI is the only standard that supports the sourcing of materials in the aluminium production chain, from the primary industry to the end-use industry, like packaging, transportation, construction, and engineering. It has up to 59 assessment criteria under three main pillars of sustainability: governance, environment, and social aspects. This covers various issues including biodiversity, human rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Thai Beverage Can Limited (TBC), one of the founders of Aluminium Loop and a producer of aluminium cans and lids, has recognized the importance of manufacturing processes that adhere to ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) principles, the concept of sustainable business practices. TBC is the first aluminium can manufacturer in Thailand to receive certification from ASI for both the ASI Performance Standard and ASI Chain of Custody Standard.

Additionally, other companies in the aluminium supply chain have also been certified by ASI, such as Nestlé Nespresso, Apple Inc., Audi ect.

This shows that products with the ASI logo are sourced from responsible producers committed to sustainability throughout the production chain. They are good for the environment, good for the planet, and good for consumers now and in the future.

– Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certifies Thai Beverage Can against ASI Performance and Chain of Custody Standards…/
– Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, About ASI
– Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, What is ASI Aluminium?