Nemak receives ASI Performance Standard certification for three aluminium plants

The certification included 62 criteria and was conducted by two independent audit companies.

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According to a report by Debanjali Sengupta on the AL Circle website, Nemak has received the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative's Performance Standard V3 (2022) for its plants in Poland, Slovakia and Brazil.

Various automotive components are manufactured at the three plants Nemak Slovakia s.r.o. near Ladomerská Vieska, Slovakia; Nemak Poland Sp. z o.o. in Bielsko-Biała, Poland; and Nemak Alumínio do Brazil Ltda. in Betim, Mato Grosso, Brazil. While the Slovakian plant produces engine blocks, engine housings and housings for electric motors, the Polish plant produces die-cast parts, specialised in powertrain components and vehicle structural parts. The Brazilian plant, on the other hand, manufactures engine blocks, cylinder heads and gearboxes.

Certification in the three pillars of sustainability

Nemak received the certification for the plants in Poland and Slovakia after an audit by TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH, as well as in the Brazilian plant by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd, both independent certification companies. The certification according to ASI Performance Standard V3 (2022) includes 11 principles and 62 criteria in the three pillars of sustainability: environment, welfare and corporate governance. The objective is to solve urgent sustainability issues in the aluminium supply chain.

Comprehensive commitment to a more sustainable future

“At Nemak, our commitment to responsible practices and our comprehensive approach to sustainability are the key elements of our operations," Sabine Sigle stated, Global Sustainability Sr Manager at Nemak. The ASI Performance Standard certification emphasises Nemaks commitment to environmental protection, human rights, and ethical principles to ensure that every step contributes to a more sustainable future.

ASI member in the area of production and transformation

"We congratulate Nemak for achieving the Performance Standard certification at its plants in Brazil, Poland and Slovakia. This certification underlines not only Nemak's commitment in implementing environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing practices and policies, but also the key role of aluminium – in order to help the automotive industry to find more sustainable and efficient mobility solutions," so Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI. The exceptional strength-to-weight ratio of aluminium, combined with recyclability at the end of a vehicle's life cycle, is aligned with the circular economy concept. "We encourage more companies to adopt this way of thinking when developing and manufacturing new products," Solomon added. Since July 2022, Nemak is an ASI member in the field of production and transformation.


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