Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced this week the reception of an honorary “Green Industries” label from Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi in recognition of its sustainable production at the Al Taweelah alumina refinery and aluminium smelter.
The “Green Industries” label is an initiative by Abu Dhabi’s environmental department to encourage sustainable production by recognizing those firms who excel at best practices and environmental policies at their operations.
Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said in a press release that sustainable production of aluminium is woven into the fabric of his firm.
“Aluminium plays an essential role in the development of a more sustainable society and, at EGA, we fully recognise that it also matters how sustainably aluminium is made. We are committed to embedding sustainability in everything we do and aim to be a sustainability leader not just in the UAE but for our global industry. We thank Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi for this recognition for our performance so far on this ongoing journey.”
Among the projects EGA is currently carrying out is the construction of the UAE’s biggest aluminium recycling plant which will have a production capacity of aluminium billet of 150 thousand metric tons each year.
The firm is also working on construction of a pilot plant intended to recycle bauxite residue into manufactured soil products, which it says will be the first such plant on Earth upon completion.
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.