SIG gains milestone on dual ASI certification for aseptic foil cartons

By Jenny Eagle

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SIG achieves ASI certification across Europe for foil carton packs. Photo: SIG.
SIG achieves ASI certification across Europe for foil carton packs. Photo: SIG.

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SIG will launch aseptic carton packs in Europe that use foil certified to the ASI standard (Aluminium Stewardship Initiative), to promote responsible sourcing.

SIG customers now have the option to include the ASI label on packs the same way they can include the FSC label on a pack to show its liquid paper board comes from responsible sources. 

European production sites

Achieving ASI certification across Europe takes us in another step towards our target to source 100% of our key materials from certified sources​,” said Ian Wood, chief supply chain officer, SIG. 

SIG claims to be the first in the industry to achieve certification to the ASI Performance Standard Material Stewardship Principle at 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. 

The ASI certification enables companies to audit the aluminium supply chain against strict standards on a broad range of ethical, environmental and social topics. 

'Responsible aluminium sourcing'

Previously, there was no such certification available to certify the ultra-thin 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, ASI, said SIG’s milestone in achieving 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​,” she added.

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