SIG is the first in its industry – and the fifth company in the world – to achieve certification to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s certification system to recognise and collaboratively foster responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification program, launched in December 2017, is the first of its kind for aluminium.

SIG has achieved certification to the ASI Performance Standard Material Stewardship Principle at the corporate level at its head office in Switzerland as well as its main corporate units in Germany, together with ASI Chain of Custody certification at these locations and one of its key production sites in Saalfelden, Austria. Other SIG sites will follow soon. The certification will enable customers to have confidence that the aluminium foil in SIG packs supports a responsible aluminium value chain from responsible sourcing and processing of the raw material to responsible production of the finished packs.

This is an important step towards SIG’s target to source 100% of its key materials from certified sources by 2020 – part of the company’s bold ambition to go Way Beyond Good by putting more into the environment and society than it takes out.

“Achieving this certification enables SIG to lead the industry in offering carton packs made with ASI-certified aluminium foil from now on,” says Samuel Sigrist, Chief Financial Officer of SIG. “This new certification for aluminium will further enhance the environmental credentials of our cartons.”