ASI certified aluminum represents a new standard for responsibly sourced coffee capsules.
The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) has awarded Nespresso® and Amcor the Alufoil Trophy in the Resource Efficiency category for an ASI aluminum coffee capsule.
Joint development with the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the capsule uses ASI certified aluminum to improve the sustainability performance of the product. The metal is produced and sourced from its mined or recycled source and through each step in the value chain, following ASI’s Standards.
“Certification from ASI helps us to deliver more responsible packaging solutions for our customers. Amcor is proud to win this award with our valued partner Nespresso®, as we work together towards a responsible, ethical, transparent, and more sustainable aluminum supply chain,” said Gerald Rebitzer, Sustainability Director for Amcor Flexibles.
EAFA’s judging panel of industry experts from the aluminum sector commented, “This is a holistic entry which does the whole industry credit. It helps to create a standard in the market to which we can all aspire. Amcor and its partners are pioneering responsible sourcing of aluminum foil. The initiative creates a chain of custody as the whole process needs to be certified.”
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Amcor is an ASI member with five production sites holding ASI Standards certification. It is the only responsible sourcing program that addresses practices along the full aluminum chain: from upstream production right through to downstream use sectors. With development at Amcor’s ASI certified sites, Nespresso® was confident that the aluminum used to produce its capsules is responsibly sourced and meets consumers’ increasing sustainability expectations.
Nespresso®, also an active ASI member, believes that this credible and practical standard for sustainable aluminum provides greater transparency across the aluminum supply chain and will benefit consumers, companies, and the environment.
The leading coffee brand has been working since 2009 with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other stakeholders to assess sustainability challenges, opportunities, and needs surrounding the aluminum value chain.
Amcor and Nespresso® win an Alufoil Trophy in Resource Efficiency for our ASI aluminum coffee capsule – a new standard for responsibly sourced capsules. https://t.co/0x4LyqJhG3 pic.twitter.com/n5JL9k2ZdR
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