The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced on Wednesday the successful certification of Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) against the ASI Performance Standard, making it the first Middle-Eastern firm to receive such certification.
ASI certified EGA’s Al Taweelah plant, which boasts a nameplate capacity of 1.5 million metric tons. The certification attests to EGA’s adherence to responsible practices in environmental, social, and corporate governance realms.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI, hailed the accomplishment as an important milestone for both the company and the region.
“ASI congratulates EGA as the first Middle-East-based member to achieve ASI Performance Standard Certification. We are proud to hear how the ASI Certification process has impacted in a positive way on different areas of EGA’s operations, including in relation to biodiversity. It is these kinds of stories of change that underscore the importance of ASI’s work program and remind us why the ASI Standards were developed.”
“People around the world are rightly concerned that the products they use every day to make their lives better do not harm other people or the planet,” commented Abdulla Kalban, EGA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. “Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certification provides assurance to our customers, in industries from automotive to electronics, that EGA is committed to meeting global consumers’ increasing expectations for responsibility. This is an important milestone for EGA and we intend to seek certification for other facilities in the future.”
Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates Global Aluminium is an aluminium conglomerate created by the merger between Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) in 2013. EGA had an estimated enterprise value of US$15 billion at the time the merger took place. The firm is owned equally by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Emirates Global Aluminium holds interests in bauxite/alumina and primary aluminium smelting.