Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced that its Jebel Ali smelter has successfully received certification from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) for its strong Environmental, Social and Governance performance, known as ESG.

EGA was the first company to join the ASI, headquartered from the middle- east. Joining the ASI in 2017 and becoming the first Middle East company to achieve an ASI certification in 2019 for its Al Taweelah smelter, the company has continued to improve its ESG performance while also hosting training sessions to encourage UAE companies who make products using EGA’s metal to engage with ASI.

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.”

Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, EGA Chief Executive Officer

Bin Kalban added,

“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.”

Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, EGA Chief Executive Officer

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI commented,

“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.”

Fiona Solomon, Chief Executive Officer at ASI

This latest ASI certification was awarded following a rigorous independent audit of EGA’s practice and ESG performance at Jebel Ali. The audit considered a wide variety of factors both directly and tangentially related to the company’s Jebel Ali operations, including their impact on biodiversity, human rights, transparency, community engagement, emissions and waste management.

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