As a result, Ball is the first manufacturer of extruded aluminium to be able to provide its client's ASI-certified aluminium aerosol cans, slugs and bottles. The move aligns with Ball's 2030 environmental targets, which include switching to 100% renewable power by 2030 and attaining net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This also entails ensuring that all the aluminium you buy comes from verified sustainable sources.
"Achieving ASI certification demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and is the result of a rigorous process. Infinitely recyclable aluminium packaging is a prime example of material circularity where resources stay in the system, reducing impacts on the environment. Our aluminium aerosol business' sustainability efforts showcase what can be achieved through material and emissions reduction goal setting, innovation and, especially, partnership with customers," said Jay Billings, President of Ball Aerosol Packaging.
The Chain of Custody standard specifies the conditions that must be met to establish a transparent and traceable supply chain. In contrast, the Performance standard assesses how much effort a firm makes to evaluate, manage, and report environmental, social, and governance consequences.
“ASI guarantees the highest sustainability standards throughout the entire aluminium value chain – from mining through refining, smelting, manufacturing, and product use, up to end-of-life management and recycling. It enables the aluminium industry to clearly demonstrate responsibility and provide independent and credible assurance of performance,” said Predrag Ozmo, Sustainability Director at Ball Aerosol Packaging.