The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the certification of German automaker BMW AG’s light metal foundry at Landshut, Germany against its Performance Standard for material stewardship.
In a related press release, ASI says the certification recognizes the plant’s responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of aluminium, especially as it relates to material stewardship. Among the Landshut plant’s offerings are engine components including cylinder heads and crankcases, as well as structural components like side members and tailgate frames.
ASI’s Chief Executive Officer Fiona Solomon lauded the German automaker on its accomplishment.
“We warmly congratulate BMW, one of ASI’s founding members, on their ASI Certification. The company’s efforts to certify their operations demonstrates the importance of material stewardship practices for the automotive sector in particular, and provides a strong incentive for upstream suppliers to also come on board to ASI’s sustainability-focused program.”
Dr. Andreas Wendt, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Purchasing and Supplier Network, elaborated upon his firm’s commitment to responsible aluminium production.