Alba’s green initiatives make impact, 12,000 trees planted since 2021 and 125 kg of food and organic waste treated daily
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) is pleased to announce that it has planted more than 12,000 trees since 2021 at various locations, inside and outside the Company’s premises, in line with Bahrain’s commitment to double tree coverage by 2035.
And to mark Bahrain’s National Environment Day (celebrated annually on 04 February), Alba’s CEO Ali Al Baqali joined the CEO of Nasser Vocational Training Centre (NVTC) Dr. Abdulla bin Naser Al Noaimi to plant saplings along the roads surrounding NVTC in Jaw area on 06 February 2023.
Commenting on this occasion, Alba’s CEO Ali Al Baqali stated:
“It’s our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment and this objective sits at the top of Alba’s ESG priorities.
Planting trees is one of the ways we support Bahrain’s National Afforestation Plan and nation-wide campaigns such as ‘Forever Green’ as well as meet United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 – Climate Action, which encourages everyone to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.”
The CEO of Nasser Vocational Training Centre (NVTC) Dr. Abdulla bin Naser Al Noaimi added:
“We commend Alba’s leadership in taking the lead in socially responsible initiatives and increasing Bahrain’s green cover, including afforestation of the area surrounding NVTC. We also thank Alba for its efforts in consolidating the principles of sustainable development and ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all.”
In addition, the Company has recently commissioned the ‘Food Waste Composter’ in line with its objective to address SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production. This Composter has the capacity to treat around 125 Kg per day of food waste and produce nutrients-rich compost within 24 hours.
For more information on Alba’s environmental practices and various sustainable initiatives, please refer to its latest Sustainability Report available in the Company’s website.
Sustainability Report 2021