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SIG to launch ‘world’s first’ aseptic cartons using ASI-certified aluminium foil

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Aseptic carton packaging giant SIG is to launch the world’s first aseptic carton packs that use foil certified to the ASI standard.

As part of its sustainability drive, SIG said the standard will ensure responsible sourcing throughout the value chain – from suppliers through to consumers.

Rolling out from the beginning of April 2019, the ASI certification enables companies to audit the aluminium supply chain against strict standards on a broad range of ethical, environmental and social topics.

SIG was the first in the industry to achieve 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: “SIG is once again leading the industry in offering customers new ways to demonstrate their commitment to responsible packaging. Achieving ASI certification across Europe takes us another important step towards our target to source 100% of our key materials from certified sources.”

Fiona Solomon, chief executive 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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