RUSAL extends ASI certification

Moscow, December 11, 2020 – RUSAL (SEHK: 486; Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, announces that five of the company's aluminum smelters have achieved Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification.

Boguchansky aluminum smelter (BoAZ), Bratsk aluminum smelter (BrAZ), Krasnoyarsk aluminum smelter (KrAZ), KUBAL (Kubikenborg aluminum AB) and Sayanogorsk aluminum smelter (SAZ) have successfully passed the certification audit for compliance with ASI Performance and ASI Chain of Custody Standards and have been included in RUSAL’s current ASI certificates. The independent third-party audits of the operations were carried out by DNV GL.

With the extension, nine of RUSAL’s facilities have already confirmed that their activities meet the requirements of the ASI. In 2019 RUSAL’s headquarters and three production sites – Boksit Timana (bauxite mining), Urals aluminium smelter (alumina refining) and Irkutsk aluminium smelter (aluminium smelting, casthouse and alloys production) – were successfully certified against the ASI Standards. The Company plans to continue certification of its facilities.

Evgenii Nikitin, RUSAL’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The expansion of the ASI certification serves as additional confirmation of our success in implementing best ESG practices. Despite the volatility of the global market, RUSAL always follows sustainable principles and strives to actively participate in the new, low-carbon reality, meeting the demand for products with minimal impact on the environment”.

The ASI Performance Standard has been developed in collaboration with the industry, downstream users and NGOs and is recognized as the only sustainability supply-chain standard applicable across the entire aluminium value chain. The ASI Performance Standard requirements cover 11 groups of criteria ranging from business ethics and governance, environmental performance, human rights and social practices.

The ASI Chain of Custody Standard has been developed to support businesses in the aluminium value chain that wish to provide their customers and stakeholders with independent assurance for the responsible production and sourcing of aluminium.
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