13 JUN 2024

ASI welcomes Metlen's Metallurgy Sector's initiatives for equal opportunities at work

Representatives of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) visited the premises of Aluminium of Greece plant, of Metlen Energy & Metals (formerly MYTILINEOS) in Agios Nikolaos.

ASI is a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organization, which has developed an independent certification program to ensure that the principles of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance and Human Rights are increasingly integrated into the production, use and recycling of aluminium. Major global aluminium/alumina producers, such as Rio Tinto, Alcoa Hydro and Rusal, have joined and become certified in this initiative, pledging to maximize aluminium's contribution towards a sustainable society.

The visit included an on-site tour of the Aluminium of Greece Plant and nearby Energy Station, as well as presentations regarding the activities of the Plant and the bauxite mines. In addition, sessions were held on human rights and equal opportunities, responsible sourcing and supply chain and research and sustainable development activities.

The presentation on human rights and equal opportunities highlighted Metlen's efforts to uphold human rights and promote equal opportunities, underlining the company's strong commitment to ethical practices and inclusiveness in its operations.

Among others, ASI and Metlen discussed the implementation of the EU directive on Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDDD) for supply chain management with an emphasis on the identification and assessment of key suppliers.

Metlen's Metallurgy Sector has been certified by the ASI Initiative for all its activities in accordance with the Performance Standard and the Chain of Custody Standard.