EGA wins gold award for environmental sustainability

Award recognises aluminium giant’s commitment to minimising operational impact.

United Arab Emirates, 26 June 2016: Reflecting a deep-rooted commitment to operating according to sustainability principles, including a determination to protect the environment around its operations, Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”) – the largest primary aluminium producer in the Gulf region – recently received the Golden Shield for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability from Arab Organisation for Social Responsibility (“AOSR”) for its robust and ongoing efforts in protection of the environment.

Designed to recognise exceptional performance in social responsibility, the AOSR awards specifically highlight outstanding environmental initiatives launched and supported by public and private organisations in member countries of the Arab League. These initiatives include technological innovation, green building, energy conservation, environmental development and sustainability, marine clean-up efforts, and green economy.

EGA’s accolade acknowledged the organisation’s best environmental practices across its midstream smelter operations in the UAE, where initiatives target improving the workplace, improving services, and preserving the environment for a better community and sustainable future. Specific areas of activity include carbon management, energy and water management, emission and waste management, continuous innovation and development of advanced technologies, and awareness campaigns to support the transition towards a green economy.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, EGA is committed to minimising our operations’ impact on the environment,” says Abdulla Kalban (MD & CEO). “In our quest for continuous improvement in everything we do, we strive for best practices in environmental management so as to be a role model for sustainable development.”