Aluminerie Alouette Awarded the ASI Chain of Custody

Oct. 20, 2022
Marubeni Corporation

Aluminerie Alouette (hereinafter, “Alouette”), the largest aluminium smelter in the Americas and owned at a 13.33% investment rate by Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”), announced that it has been awarded the Chain of Custody (hereinafter “CoC”) certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative*1 (hereinafter, “ASI”) as of September 2022.

(Aluminerie Alouette) (Aluminerie Alouette)

CoC is the standard used to support traceability through responsible production, processing, and distribution by ASI. Alouette has achieved the ASI Performance Standards for sustainability in 2020 and therefore became a smelter which obtained all ASI certifications.

Alouette has been producing clean aluminum with extremely low CO2 emissions through hydroelectricity. In recent years, in addition to acquiring ASI certifications, Alouette voluntarily set a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and has been actively working to promote sustainability.

Marubeni has made “Green Strategy” one of its fundamental policies to enhance its corporate value in its current Mid-Term Management Strategy GC2024, which places aluminium as essential for transitioning to a decarbonized society among its green business. Through the promotion of sustainability at Alouette, Marubeni plans to contribute to creating a sustainable society.

*1 Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI):
ASI, located in Australia, is an organization that sets a global standard for sustainability performance and traceability through production, processing, and distribution in the aluminium industry. Marubeni was the first Japanese company to participate in ASI in 2019.

About Alouette:
Location: 400 Chemin de la Pointe-Noire, C.P.1650 Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada
Production Capacity: Approx 625,000 tons (annual)
Ownership: Company: Share:
  Marubeni 13.33%
  Investissement Québec 6.67%
  Rio Tinto 40%
  Hydro Aluminium 20%
  AMAG Austria Metall AG 20%
Employees: Approx 900  
Operation Commencement: 1992  
Operation Company: Aluminerie Alouette Inc.  

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