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16 August 2021

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has achieved ASI Performance Standard certification for its aluminium smelter and casthouse operations, and other associated facilities at their Jebel Ali plant in UAE. The facility has an annual production capacity of more than one million tonnes of primary aluminium.

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that Emirates Global Aluminium has been successfully certified against the ASI Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium at their Jebel Ali operations in the UAE. The operations produce primary aluminium products in three main categories: high purity and foundry re-melt products, and billets for extrusion and forging. The products are destined for several downstream uses in the electronics, aerospace, automotive, packaging, lithographic sheets, construction, and transportation sectors.

The ASI Certification program was developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process and is the only comprehensive voluntary sustainability standard initiative for the aluminium value chain. The ASI Performance Standard defines environmental, social and governance principles and criteria, with the aim to address sustainability issues in the aluminium value chain. It sets out 59 criteria under the three sustainability pillars of Governance, Environment and Social, which address key issues such as biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples rights, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The independent, third-party audit of the EGA Jebel Ali operations was carried out by DNV Business Assurance Services UK Ltd.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said, “We warmly congratulate EGA on achieving this certification for their Jebel Ali operations. Having already certified its Al Taweelah smelting operations in 2019, the first in the Gulf region to do so, both of the company’s smelting operations are now ASI Performance Standard certified. Their ongoing commitment to ASI Certification further underscores the company’s strong commitment to sustainability principles more broadly.”

EGA Chief Executive Officer, Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, said: “We are proud to again receive ASI’s esteemed stamp of approval with the certification of our Jebel Ali smelter. This ASI certification is a direct consequence of EGA’s steadfast commitment to improving our ESG performance and the overall sustainability of our business to ensure resilience into the future, in line with the goals set forth but our nation’s leaders.”

“At EGA, we believe it is not enough to produce the metal that makes modern life possible and is integral to building a more sustainable future. It also matters how responsibly and sustainably our aluminium metal is made. Strong ESG performance is, first and foremost, good and necessary for our world, for the societies in which we operate, and for our people,” added Kalban.

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