SIG aseptic cartons using ASI-certified aluminium foil
Aseptic carton packaging solutions provider SIG is now using foil certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for its aseptic carton packs. Users of the carton packs will also be provided with an option to include the ASI label on packs in the same way they can already include the FSC label, which shows that the liquid paper board comes from responsible sources.
Headquartered in Switzerland, SIG has achieved certification to the ASI Performance Standard Material Stewardship Principle at the corporate level, together with the ASI Chain of Custody certification for its production site in Austria. The company has now extended ASI Chain of Custody certification to all its carton sleeve production sites in Europe.
Ian Wood, Chief Supply Chain Officer at SIG, said: “Achieving ASI certification across Europe takes us another important step towards our target to source 100% of our key materials from certified sources.”
The ASI certification enables companies to audit the aluminium supply chain against strict standards on a broad range of ethical, environmental and social topics. Previously, there was no such certification available to certify the ultrathin layer of aluminium foil used in SIG packs.
SIG’s ASI Chain of Custody certification has made it possible for the ASI Standard to be put into practice for the first time in aseptic carton packs.
Dr Fiona Solomon, CEO at ASI, said: “SIG’s leadership in achieving this duel ASI certification sends a strong signal that responsible aluminium sourcing is an important strategy for the packaging sector. The option of on-pack labelling will also offer the opportunity to get the message on responsible aluminium out to consumers.”
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