ALBAhttp://www.aluminiumbahrain.com©2011 ALBAALBA News Feedssomeone@alba.com.bhsomeone@alba.com.bhAlba achieves 23 million working-hours without LTIhttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Alba-achieves-23-million-working-hours-without-LTI.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200629.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <div style="text-align:justify">Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, achieved 23 million working-hours without any Lost Time Injury (LTI) today, Monday 29 June 2020. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Commenting on this first-time historical milestone, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“A strong Safety culture is built over time; it is never given. Our pro-active commitment and uncompromising approach toward Safety has helped us achieve 23 million working-hours without any Lost Time Injury (LTI) for the first time in our soon-to-be Golden Jubilee of operations. I thank our employees and our contractors for making this achievement possible. </div> <div style="text-align:justify">As we approach the hot summer months, we must be more Safety-Conscious to ensure the Safety and well-being of all our people.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Alba has been consistently marking record-breaking Safety achievements -- 15 million working-hours without LTI on 21 December 2019 and 20 million working-hours without LTI on 07 April 2020. Alba has also been awarded in 2020 with international awards for its Safety performance -- five major International Safety Awards from National Safety Council, 2020 Gold Medal Health and Safety Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and International Safety Award with Merit 2020. </div>Alba Officials Visit the Construction Site for the Spent Pot Lining (SPL) Treatment Planthttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Alba-Officials-Visit-the-Construction-Site-for-the-Spent-Pot-Lining-(SPL)-Treatment-Plant-.aspx<!<p style="text-align:justify"><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200617.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <div style="text-align:justify">The first of its kind in GCC and Bahrain, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) Spent Pot Lining (SPL) Treatment Plant construction is progressing as per schedule, stated the Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali during Alba Executives’ visit to the construction site in early June 2020. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">In line with Bahrain’s National Waste Management Strategy led by His Highness Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty King of Bahrain and President of the Supreme Council for Environment, this project will provide a value-creating and sustainable solution to treat SPL with ensuring zero-waste. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Adding further, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali, said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“Being one of the blue-chip assets of the Kingdom of Bahrain, our aim is to lead the fields in sustainability – in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 – and set the benchmark to transform SPL into Value-Added Products. I also take the opportunity to thank Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Environment for their continuous support.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">The Project’s overall progress advanced by more than 21% and achieved over 35,078 working hours without LTI by May-end 2020. The SPL Treatment Plant - expected to be operational by Q1 2021 – will have the capacity to treat 30,000 to 35,000 tonnes of SPL a year, which, after being processed, can be used in other industries.</div>Alba holds Board Meeting for second quarter of 2020http://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Alba-holds-Board-Meeting-for-second-quarter-of-2020.aspx<!<p style="text-align:justify"><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200610.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <div style="text-align:justify">Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, has been running its operations at full capacity despite COVID-19, stated the Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa during the second quarterly Board of Directors’ meeting held virtually on Wednesday 10 June 2020. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Adding further, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“As COVID-19 unfolds, we had to adapt quickly -- finding our balance in the new normal. </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Our production facilities continue at full run rate while new Safety measures were adapted across the plant to ensure that our workforce is safe at all times. </div> <div style="text-align:justify">I also congratulate everyone, employees and contractors, on topping more than 22 million working-hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) mark for the first time in our history and for keeping Alba safe as we deliver on our commitments to our customers.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">During the meeting, the Board approved the Minutes of the previous meeting as well as reviewed Reports of the Executive Committee, Board Audit Committee and the Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Governance Committee. Updates were also given on Safety and plant performance amidst COVID-19, insights on the overall market conditions and Alba’s Financial Performance to-date. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Including the Chairman of the Board, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, the Alba Board of Directors comprises six directors appointed by Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company B.S.C. © – Mr. Yousif Abdulla Taqi, Mrs. Suha Karzoon, Shaikh Isa Bin Khalid Al Khalifa, Mr. Tim Murray and Mrs. Rasha Sabkar. The three directors appointed by Sabic Industrial Investments Co. (SIIC) are Mr. Ahmed Al Duriaan, Mr. Iyad Al Garawi and Mr. Omar Al Amoudi and one elected director, Mr. Mutlaq Al-Morished. </div>Alba Fish Farm boosts aquaculture in the Kingdomhttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Alba-Fish-Farm-boosts-aquaculture-in-the-Kingdom.aspx<!<p style="text-align:justify"><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200601.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <div style="text-align:justify">With the aim to boost the Kingdom’s aquaculture, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) has developed a Fish Farm at its Calciner and Marine Plant in Sitra in collaboration with the Bahrain National Guard Consumer Association. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Alba’s Fish Farm is in response to His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Royal Directives to develop strategic projects for the National Production of food as well as achieve food security. This Project is also in line with the Company’s commitment to Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) in particular the Environmental Biodiversity and enriching the ecological system around Alba’s operations. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Commenting on this occasion, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“Aquaculture is a leading method to grow food sustainably. As an island, Bahrain is home to a variety of marine life; Fish Farming is the most natural and sustainable approach to protect biodiversity and maintain environmental balance. With the successful set-up of the Fish Farm, Alba has demonstrated that its Calciner &amp; Marine operations are safe and favourable for aquaculture. The proceeds from this Project will be spent on Alba’s various CSR initiatives in the local community. We also take the opportunity to thank Bahrain National Guard Consumer Association for their extensive experience and guidance in developing Alba’s Fish Farm Project.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">The fully-functional Alba Fish Farm ‘Pilot’ Project consists of two fish farming cages submerged next to Alba’s Calciner &amp; Marine jetty wherein one cage cultures more than 5,000 of a well-known local fish type - Sabiti (i.e. Sparidentex) and the other one holds more than 10,000 Sea Bream type. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Major General Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Saud Al Khalifa, Chief of Staff, National Guard Bahrain added: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“Implemented in cooperation with the Bahrain National Guard Consumer Association, Alba’s Fish Farm Project supports the Kingdom of Bahrain’s pioneering efforts in enhancing food security and marine sustainability. We look forward to more similar projects developed in the Kingdom of Bahrain.” </div>Alba marks the occasion of Eid-Al-Fitr with a visit by the Executive Management to its workforcehttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Alba-marks-the-occasion-of-Eid-Al-Fitr-with-a-visit-by-the-Executive-Management-to-its-workforce.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200527.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <div style="text-align:justify">Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), one of the leading employers in the Kingdom of Bahrain, celebrated Eid-Al Fitr with a visit by its Executive Management to the Company’s shop-floor and operational areas on Tuesday 26 May 2020. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Every year, Alba Management conducts special Safety visits, daily and weekly, to the shop-floor areas during Ramadan and Eid. In the wake of COVID-19, the Safety visits have been stepped-up to adopt additional precautionary measures such as social distancing on the job as well as raise awareness on what can be done collectively to prevent the spread of COVID-19. </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">Speaking on the Eid occasion, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali said: </div> <div style="text-align:justify">“Celebrating Eid with our family is more than a tradition. The Eid celebration is not complete without spending time with our people – employees and contractors. On this occasion, we thank our workforce for going above and beyond to make Alba not just productive but also safe especially during the challenging COVID-19 situation.” </div> <div style="text-align:justify"> </div> <div style="text-align:justify">It is noteworthy that Alba has achieved more than 21.7 million working-hours without Lost Time Injury as of 27 May 2020. </div>Alba honoured with International Safety Award with Merit – 2020http://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Alba-honoured-with-International-Safety-Award-with-Merit-2020.aspx<!​​<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200512.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font></a></p> Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter outside China, has been honoured with British Safety Council’s International Safety Award with Merit - 2020 for its commitment to good Health and Safety management during 2019. <br /><br /> Alba is one of the 250 global organisations that were awarded a Merit in the 2020 International Safety Awards. <br /><br /> Commenting on this occasion, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali said:<br /> “Alba Safety culture is a reflection of the individual and collective efforts of our employees as well as contractors. We are pleased that British Safety Council has recognised our 2019 Safety achievements with the International Safety Award with Merit – 2020. We aim to continue with this momentum, despite the challenging situation of COVID-19, and get closer to our dream of becoming the world’s safest and largest smelter.” <br /><br /> The International Safety Award recognises organisations from around the world, which have demonstrated their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year. <br /><br /> It is worth noting that Alba has achieved over 21.25 million working-hours without LTI as of to-date. ​​Alba Discloses its Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2020http://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Financial-Results-Q1-2020.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200504.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font> </a></p> <b>Q1 2020 Financial Performance</b> <br /><br /> Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) (Ticker Code: ALBH), the world’s largest aluminium smelter w/o China, has generated Profit of BD 5.7 million (US$ 15.3 million) for the first quarter of 2020, up by 136% Year-over-Year (YoY) versus a Loss of BD 15.8 million (US$ 42 million) for the same period in 2019. The Company reported Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share of fils 4 versus Basic and Diluted Loss per Share of fils 11 for the same period in 2019. <br /><br /> The Total Comprehensive Loss for the first quarter of 2020 stood at BD 1.6 million (US$ 4.3 million) versus Total Comprehensive Loss for the first quarter of 2019 of BD 15.8 million (US$ 42 million) – up by 90% YoY thanks to changes in fair value of cash flow hedge. <br /><br /> Total Equity as at 31 March 2020 stood at BD 1,075.8 million (US$ 2,861.1million), down by 0.3% YoY, versus BD 1,078.6 million (US$ 2,868.6 million) as at 31 December 2019. Alba’s Total Assets as at 31 March 2020 topped BD 2,423.9 million (US$ 6,446.5 million) versus BD 2,420.2 million (US$ 6,436.8 million) as at 31 December 2019 - up by 0.2% YoY. <br /><br /> With regards to the Revenue from Contracts with Customers, Alba generated BD 275.9 million (US$ 733.8 million) in Q1 2020 versus BD 203.5 million (US$ 541.2 million) in Q1 2019 - up by 36% YoY. Alba’s top-line and bottom-line were driven in the first quarter of 2020 by higher metal sales’ volume thanks to Line 6 and impacted by lower LME price [down by 9% Year-over-Year (US$ 1,690/t in Q1 2020 versus US$ 1,859/t in Q1 2019)]. <br /><br /> <b>Q1 2020 Industry Highlights:</b> <br /><br /> <ul> <li> The unprecedented stop in the world’s economic activity has sent shockwaves through the entire Aluminium supply-chain. A quarter of the world population live under lockdown. The Aluminium downstream has lowered output levels or has already shutdown. The auto sector has taken the hardest hit from novel COVID-19 outbreak; other sectors have also witnessed a sharp decline thanks to the closure of extruders, rolling-mills and construction facilities. World Consumption down by 8% YoY; Aluminium demand collapse in major markets: a drop of 10% YoY in Europe and China, 8% YoY in MENA and 6% YoY in North America. </li> <li> Global Production witnessed a modest growth of 2% YoY. Primary Aluminium production in MENA continues - up 12% YoY [mainly on the back of Alba’s Line 6 metal]. Production in North America up by 5% YoY mainly due to higher throughput from Canadian smelters. China production up by 2% YoY [high-cost smelters curtailed their output thanks to drop in SHFE price]. This has led the world market to be in surplus with China (+1,923Kt) and (+299Kt) without China. </li> <li> LME inventories at ~1.164 million MT as of March-end (up by 4% YoY). LME-Cash averaged US$1,690/t (down by 9% YoY) and the Physical premium prices are under downward pressure. </li> </ul> <br /> <b>Safety Highlights amidst COVID-19:</b> <ul> <li> Working closely with COVID-19 Bahrain National Team to ensure our People’s Safety - Employees and Contractors. </li> <li> Remote work from home for most of office/admin employees (men &amp; women). </li> <li> Adoption of social distancing &amp; adjusting shifts’ schedule to minimize exposure risk. </li> <li> Community support: donating BD 3.5 million aid towards ‘Feena Khair’ initiative as well as participating in various CSR initiatives. </li> </ul> <br /> <b>Q1 2020 Alba Highlights:</b> <ul> <li> Achieved on 07 April 2020: 20 million working-hours w/o LTIs for first time in Alba’s history. </li> <li> Sales’ volume topped 379,274 metric tonnes (MT) - up by 48% YoY while Production reached 388,637 MT - up by 43% YoY. </li> <li> Value Added Sales averaged 41% of the total shipments. </li> <li> Spent Pot Lining (SPL) Treatment Plant in progress. </li> </ul> <br /> <b>2020 Alba Priorities:</b> <ul> <li>Continued Focus on ‘Safety Globe’ Initiative. Keep our People (Employees &amp; Contractors) Safe Amidst Novel COVID-19.</li> <li>Meet 2020 Production Target of 1,540,000 metric tonnes.</li> <li>Deliver on Project Titan - Phase IV [Projected Savings of US$100 Million by 2020-end].</li> <li>Focus on Upstream Opportunities to Secure Alumina Requirements.</li> <li>Accelerate Value-Added Sales’ Product Qualification with Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) and Ecovadis certifications.</li> <li>Deliver Spent Pot Lining (SPL) Treatment Plant and Port Upgrade as per Timeline </li> </ul> <br /> <font color="black"> Commenting on Alba’s financial performance for the first quarter of 2020, the Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa stated:<br /> “As the world is facing unprecedented times with the novel COVID-19 outbreak, we managed to close the first quarter of this year with overall good performance despite depressed LME prices.<br /> As COVID-19 continues to unfold, our priority is and will remain the Safety of our people – employees and contractors.” <br /><br /> Adding further, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali said:<br /> “Thanks to the agility of our supply-chain team and our response strategy to overcome the challenges associated with COVID-19, we have been able to deliver on our commitments towards our clientele across the globe while focusing on our cost-cutting programme ‘Project Titan’ to drive savings.<br /> As we ensure the smooth operation of our plant, we have implemented strict Safety measures to protect our workforce as we navigate together through this crisis.” <br /><br /> Alba Management will hold a conference call on Tuesday 05 May 2020 to discuss Alba's financial and operational performance for Q1 2020 as well as outline the Company's priorities for the remainder of the year. </font>​Alba Continues 7-Year Winning Streak with RoSPA Awardhttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Alba-Continues-7-Year-Winning-Streak-with-RoSPA-Award.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200412.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font></a></p> Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, continued its winning streak with the 2020 Gold Medal Health and Safety Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the seventh year in a row. <br /><br />Internationally-renowned RoSPA honoured Alba for its health and safety performance during the period of January 01, 2019 to December 31, 2019. <br /><br />Commenting on this occasion, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali said:<br />“Alba is pleased to be recognised with this international acclaim from RoSPA, which speaks volumes about our consistent and high performance in Safety and Health. I thank our employees and our contractors for their unwavering commitment to ‘Think Safety First and Always’ that has made this achievement possible. <br /><br />Alongside being the world’s largest smelter ex-China, we also want to be recognised as the world’s safest smelter and will constantly look to improve our Safety practices as we evolve.” <br /><br />The RoSPA is a UK-based organisation whose Safety awards have been recognising Health and Safety success for over 50 years. Alba will be awarded at the 2020 RoSPA Health and Safety Award ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday 08 September 2020 in London.Alba Announces Mumtalakat Appointed Directors to the Boardhttp://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Alba-Announces-Mumtalakat-Appointed-Directors-to-the-Board.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200407.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font></a></p> Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), the world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, announced the newly appointed six Directors by the shareholder Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co. B.S.C. (c) (Mumtalakat) to the Board of Directors today Sunday 05 April 2020. <br /><br />The re-appointed Directors are: Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board; Mr. Yousif Abdulla Taqi; and Suha Saeed Karzoon. In addition, 3 new Directors were appointed: Shaikh Isa bin Khalid Al Khalifa; Mr. Tim Murray; and Mrs. Rasha Mohamed Sabkar. <br /><br />The Chairman of Alba's Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, commented:<br />“On behalf of myself and the newly appointed Board of Directors of Alba, I take this opportunity to express our thanks and gratitude towards His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, for the trust placed in me and my fellow Directors to further develop the Company for the next stage of sustainable growth beyond Line 6. <br /><br />We are very pleased to welcome all appointed and elected Directors to Alba’s Board of Directors. We also look forward to work alongside the Executive Management Team to strengthen Alba corporate governance practices and implement the Company’s strategy.” <br /><br />In addition to the Chairman of the Board, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa, the Alba Board of Directors comprises six Directors appointed by Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co. B.S.C. © (Mumtalakat) - Shaikh Isa bin Khalid Al Khalifa, Mr. Yousif Abdulla Taqi, Mrs. Suha Saeed Karzoon, Mr. Tim Murray and Mrs. Rasha Mohamed Sabkar. The two Directors appointed by Sabic Industrial Investments Co. (SIIC) are Mr. Ahmed Al-Duriaan and Mr. Eyad bin AbdulRahman Al Qaraawi. Mr. Omar bin Abdulla Al Amoudi is the elected Director representing Sabic Industrial Investments Co. (SIIC) and Mr. Mutlaq Hamad Al Morished is the elected Director representing the 10% public listed shares.Alba expresses solidarity with the Kingdom of Bahrain to combat COVID-19http://www.albasmelter.com/mc/News/Pages/2020/Alba-expresses-solidarity-with-the-Kingdom-of-Bahrain-to-combat-COVID-19.aspx<!<p><img alt="View Arabic Version" src="/mc/News/PublishingImages/pdficon.gif" /> <a href="/mc/News/PublishingImages/2020_all/200325.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="black">View Arabic version (PDF)</font></a></p> The world’s largest aluminium smelter ex-China, Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) expressed solidarity with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). <br /><br />As a responsible corporate citizen and in addition to following the directives and recommendations of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Alba has taken the lead in enforcing strict protocols and methods to protect its employees and contractors from COVID-19. With one of the biggest workforces in Bahrain, Alba has introduced numerous Safety initiatives across the plant and various departments as early as January 2020. <br /><br />COVID-19 awareness sessions for employees and contractors were and are being conducted by Alba Health Care team regularly via video-messaging and online platforms. Other key measures includes sanitization of different departments and shop-floor areas, social distance markings, distribution of protective kits comprising gloves and masks as well as hand sanitizers, increasing hand sanitizer dispenser units across the Company, providing only take-away or delivery service from its canteens and sharing the Government’s directives and news regularly via different channels. <br /><br />Alba, on 23 March 2020, in line with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s royal gesture of empowering mothers to work from home, announced remote working for all Alba employees, in particular women and senior staff. Employees and contractors were also invited to join Alba’s volunteering team, which is part of TEAM Bahrain, to help fight the spread of COVID-19 [Alba has over 500 volunteers to-date]. <br /><br />Commenting on this occasion, Alba’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali said:<br />“The health and safety of our human assets, employees and contractors, are paramount to Alba. We will go above and beyond for the Safety of our people to maintain smooth operations.<br />We also remain committed to ensure sustainable supply of our raw materials along with delivering our products to clients across the globe.” <br /><br />Alba is closely monitoring COVID-19 situation and has activated its response strategy based on recommendations of the Kingdom of Bahrain and global health organisations and in line with the Company’s Business Continuity Plan.