EGA publishes second annual Sustainability Report
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has published its second annual Sustainability Report, which details EGA's management approach and sustainability performance in 2018.
EGA aspires to be measured amongst the world's leading metals and mining companies in meeting its environmental and social responsibilities. EGA's Sustainability Report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards, the international benchmark for the public disclosure of economic, environmental and societal performance. The report also meets the reporting and disclosure requirements set by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative Performance Standards, which define environmental, social and governance performance standards for sustainability issues specific to the aluminium value chain.
Abdulla Kalban, managing director and chief executive officer of EGA, said: "The use of aluminium has enormous potential benefits, from making cars lighter and more fuel efficient to creating packaging that is infinitely recyclable. However at EGA we recognise that making products that help meet social and environmental challenges is not enough. It also matters how responsibly those products are made. Transparently reporting our successes and challenges in annual Sustainability Reports is an important way for us both to demonstrate we deserve the trust of the societies in which we operate and to improve our sustainability performance."
EGA was the first Middle East headquartered company to join the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, a global group of producers, users and stakeholders in the aluminium value chain that aims to maximise the contribution of aluminium to a sustainable society and provide a global consensus on what constitutes best practice in the production of aluminium and its use. EGA joined the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative in 2017. In May, EGA's Al Taweelah site became the first in the Middle East to receive certification to the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative's Performance Standards for its sustainability practices and performance.