Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) Is the first company in the Middle East to achieve Certification to the ASI Performance Standard, demonstrating its commitment to environmental, social and governance performance. The company’s Al Taweelah site in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) produces more than 1.5 million tonnes of aluminium each year and has been in operation since 2009.
Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) today announced that EGA has been successfully certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium. EGA is the largest industrial company in the UAE outside the oil and gas sector.
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 independent, third-party audit of EGA was carried out by DNV GL.
Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “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.”
Abdulla Kalban, EGA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said: “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. 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.”