Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. announced the publication of its inaugural Sustainability Report last week.
The company’s first-ever such report describes its notable environmental, economic, and social highlights of its business activities in 2016. It showcases Alba’s sustainability performance and the strategies the company executes in order to implement sustainable development principles in its operations and services. The report uses the sustainability reporting framework developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in order to describe its results.
“Alba is pleased to launch its first Sustainability Report, which validates our corporate social responsibility efforts and commitment towards high environmental and social standards,” said Alba’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Murray. “The annual reporting on sustainability will allow for greater transparency of our sustainable programmes as well as create value for our stakeholders and the communities. We remain committed to create a positive impact on the community we serve and ensure that by engaging with our partners, Alba will be a statement for progressive growth and positive change.”
“Safety continues to be a cornerstone of Alba’s success,” wrote Murray in the report’s preface. “During 2016, we commenced a number of health and safety initiatives and held special awareness sessions on site with a primary focus on areas and activities which are considered to have a potential significant risk.”
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.