Aluminum waste collection bins set up by Alumex
Alumex, Sri Lanka’s first fully integrated aluminum profile manufacturer and a member of the Hayleys Group, has joined the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) as a new member of the production and processing division.
ASI is a not-for-profit standards and certification organization, bringing together producers, users and value chain stakeholders with a commitment to maximizing aluminum’s contribution to a sustainable society. As the first Sri Lankan manufacturer to commit to the standards, Alumex will work with its members to foster responsible production, sourcing and management.
“As Sri Lanka’s largest aluminum manufacturer and exporter, we are well aware of the importance of integrating sustainability into our operations and manufacturing process. ASI is backed by an assurance program that will allow us to reinforce our commitment to transparency and credibility. We believe this is of fundamental importance to our employees and customers in Sri Lanka and to our growing export markets,” said Alumex Managing Director Pramuk Dediwela.
The ASI Certification Program provides assurance for two voluntary standards: the ASI Performance Standard and the ASI Chain of Custody Standard. While the first defines the environmental, social and governance principles and criteria relating to sustainability, the second sets out the requirements for the maintenance of materials.
Notably, Alumex has reinforced its commitment to sustainability by setting up aluminum scrap collection points in selected areas. The manufacturer has also upgraded its recycling facility with state-of-the-art machinery to significantly reduce its environmental footprint. Alumex’s latest facility in Sapugaskanda is capable of recycling over 1,200 metric tons of aluminum scrap per month, which can be recovered by an additional 1,200 metric tons, with an annual recycling capacity of 28,800 metric tons. With the start of its commercial operation in July 2022, it would become the largest aluminum recycling plant in Sri Lanka with the advanced technology.
More recently, Alumex was recognized for its strong commitment to transparency and governance at the Asia Integrated Reporting Awards. The manufacturer received the bronze medal in the Integrated Reporting (SME) category for its information on creating value to stakeholders.
Since its inception in 2012, ASI has become the recognized authority on responsible aluminum stewardship, enabling the industry to demonstrate accountability and provide independent, credible and verifiable information regarding practices and improvements in ethical, social and environmental performance. ASI currently has 232 members worldwide and has issued 128 certifications to the ASI Performance Standard and 51 to the CoC Standard. ASI members operate in 47 countries around the world.
Founded in 1986, Alumex PLC is a subsidiary of Sri Lankan multinational and diversified conglomerate Hayleys Group. Alumex is a fully integrated manufacturer of aluminum profiles in Sri Lanka. With over 35 years of industry expertise, the company develops and manufactures aluminum extrusions for a wide range of applications and systems such as the fabrication of doors, windows, storefronts, curtain walls and other specialist commercial applications, including the world-renowned exclusive aluminum door, window systems and licensed facades.
With a wide range of architectural, residential and industrial products available through its national distribution and retail system, Alumex offers its customers products that meet the highest international standards. Alumex exports its precast products to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.