Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) has been successfully certified against ASI’s Performance Standard for responsible production, sourcing and stewardship of aluminium.

The audit covered the Alba Calciner and Alba Smelter. Their Line 6 expansion project, inaugurated in 2019, has made Alba the world’s largest aluminium smelter outside of China.

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI said “Sincere congratulations to Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) on achieving ASI Certification, the second Gulf-based company to do so. Aluminium smelters are a critical step in the aluminium value chain, and their commitment to ASI Standards and sustainability and corporate social responsibility more broadly will underpin the value chain as a whole.”

On this occasion, Alba’s Acting CEO Ali Al Baqali stated: “The ASI Certification is truly a proud moment for Alba as not only it recognises our sustainability efforts but also demonstrates our commitment to produce aluminium according to the highest industry standards.