7 Jun 2023

Alba Chairman highlights the Company’s decarbonisation drives at the 26th Arab-German Business Forum

“The world is changing and as we gather here in this Forum, we should take on the responsibility for finding answers to the most pressing ESG challenges of our time to foster a better future for generations to come,” stated the Chairman of Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)’s Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa, while addressing the participants of the 26th Arab German Business Forum that was held from 05 – 07 June 2023 at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, Germany.

Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa delivered his speech during the Forum’s Gala Dinner held on 06 June 2023, and added: “a sustainable and decarbonised world is one of intersections – between the environment and societies, technology and innovation, collaboration and action. As we are facing similar challenges all around the world, I take the opportunity to call for action so we advance together to meet our national targets in order to achieve the right balance between our economic gains and social returns.”

Several ongoing initiatives which Alba has embarked on to reduce its carbon footprint and support the Kingdom’s ‘Net Zero Emissions by 2060’ objectives under the leadership of HRH Prince Salman Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, were highlighted by Alba’s Chairman of the Board of Directors in his speech – including Power Station 5 Block 4 Project and Solar Farm Projects which will further lower Alba’s GHG intensity levels in addition to the Company’s commitment to planting 6,000 trees per year and support towards restoration of mangrove forests in Bahrain.

Alba’s delegation in the Forum comprised also Chief Executive Officer, Ali Al Baqali, who was featured in the Panel discussion on “Sustainability as a Success Factor & Global Challenge: How to maintain Sustainable Growth in Economies?” alongside other business leaders and experts, which was held on 07 June 2023.

Organised by the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghorfa), the Arab-German Business Forum is one of the leading platforms that promote business cooperation between German and Arab companies, gathering business leaders, experts, and decision-makers under one roof.

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