Alba Lauded for Environmental Best Practices
07 January 2017 by Staff
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced on Wednesday that it has been declared the Gold Winner of the Green World Award 2016 for Environmental Best Practice. The award is the top-tier award of the Green Apple Awards, given out by the Green Organization to recognize, reward, and promote environmental best practices carried out by firms around the globe.
In winning the award, Alba opines that such recognition is the result of the company’s long-standing commitment to environmental protection on the local, regional, and global levels.
The specific project for which the award was given was the firm’s “Aluminium Smelter to Green Oasis” undertaking. The project won gold in the International Green Apple Awards 2015, prompting its submission in the competition for 2016’s Green World Award.
“As one of the leading organisations in Bahrain, Alba has been a keen investor in environmental initiatives that help preserve and protect Bahrain’s green environment. Scooping the Green World Award 2016 for Environmental Best Practice is a testament of the continuous efforts of our workforce towards maintaining an environment-friendly workplace,” opined Alba’s CEO Tim Murray. “Alba will continue to invest in green initiatives to maintain its position as one of the largest and most efficient smelters in the world.”
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C., or simply Alba, is one of the largest industrial companies in the Middle East and is one of the top 10 largest aluminium producers in the world. Originally incorporated in 1968, the company is based in Bahrain and 87% of its total workforce are Bahraini nationals. It began operations in 1971 with a 120,000 metric ton annual capacity. Modernization bumped the output up to 450,000 metric tons in 1992. In the spring of 2005, Alba opened Line 5, raising output by 860,000 metric tons per year. Maximum output for the smelter is in the neighborhood of 1.2 million metric tons per year.