Safety First, Safety Always
At Alba, we believe that Safety and Productivity are mutually inclusive. As an employee-centric business, we have the responsibility and duty of care to ensure that our workforce - employees and contractors’ personnel - are safe.
Our approach to promote and improve the overall Safety of our workforce is based on risk management practices as well as leadership engagement with shop-floor employees through direct and two-way communication.
Three Safety Principles have been the guiding philosophies for Alba and its Safety culture:
- Ownership of SAFETY and ENVIRONMENT is everyone’s responsibility
- Working SAFELY as ONE TEAM is a condition of employment; and
- All work-related injuries and illnesses are PREVENTABLE.
SHE In Numbers (2023)
- Total Health & Safety Audits1230
- Total Solid Wastes Recycled136628 MT
- Highest Achieved Safe Hours12 M
Alba continues to place major emphasis on the Occupational Health of its employees, contractors’ personnel, and other stakeholders on its premises.
At the heart of the Company is the Alba Healthcare Centre, which is regarded as one of the most advanced medical facilities available in any industrial organisation in Bahrain.
The Company supports numerous community-oriented programmes to include blood donation drives since 1978. This initiative is held twice a year to support the Central Blood Bank at the Salmaniya Medical Centre.
Latest Safety & Health Awards
RoSPA’s President’s Award
Alba was the proud recipient of the prestigious ‘President’s Award’ by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which came in conjunction with the 10th consecutive win of the RoSPA Gold Medal Award thanks to its outstanding Safety and Health performance in 2022.
4-Star Audit Rating by the British Safety Council
Alba has become the first smelter in the GCC to attain the 4-star audit rating after successfully completing the Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council (BSC).
International Safety Award 2023
Alba is the proud recipient of the 2023 International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council (BSC), which came in recognition of its efforts to maintain a safe and healthy work environment during 2022.
GAC Health and Safety Award 2022
Alba was announced as the winner of Gulf Aluminium Council (GAC)’s Health & Safety Award for 2022 at the Gulf Aluminium Dinner that was held on 02 November 2022 at the Ritz Carlton, Bahrain.
RoSPA Gold Medal Award
Alba has won the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Medal Award for the ninth consecutive year for its outstanding performance in Health and Safety during the calendar year of 2021.
International Safety Award 2022
Alba is the proud recipient of the International Safety Award – Merit by the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workforce safe and healthy during the calendar year of 2021.
SafeGuard Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label
Alba is the proud recipient of the SafeGuard Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label from Bureau Veritas for its diligent efforts in ensuring the Health and Safety of its employees and contractors’ workers amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
Gold Medal Award
Alba is the proud winner of 2021 Gold Medal Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the eighth consecutive year for achieving outstanding and exceptional Safety and Health performance from 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.
Six Major NSC USA Awards
Alba is the proud winner of six major National Safety Council (NSC) USA awards for 2021, namely, Safety Leadership Award, Significant Improvement Award, Perfect Record Award, Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, Milestone Award and Million Work Hours Award.
International Safety Award 2021
Alba won the International Safety Award 2021 from the British Safety Council (BSC) - UK, in recognition of its commitment in managing the risk of workplace injury and ill health during the 2020 calendar year.
Environmental protection is not a choice but a responsibility. It is what we do today collectively that will impact the future of our generations to come.
Alba’s site is ISO14001:2015 certified and Alba campus has been the recipient of Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Performance Standards since January 2020.
Alba Sustainable Strategy, to be released soon, is based on integrating Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) issues in everything we do and will emphasise our progressive efforts towards reducing GHG emissions, promoting efficient resources and waste management across our value-chain.
Latest Environment Awards
‘Gold’ Green World and Green World Leader Awards
Alba scooped two major awards – ‘Gold’ Green World Award and Green World Leader for 2022, from the Green Organisation as announced in the Green Apple Awards’ ceremony held at the Palace of Westminster, London, UK on 21 November 2022.
Highest ESG Ratings by ESG Invest
Alba has topped the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings list by ESG Invest, for the second year in a row, in Bahrain.
Most Innovative Aluminium Solutions GCC Award
Alba is the proud winner of the 2017 Most Innovative Aluminium Solutions GCC Award, from CFI.co, for adhering to the highest ESG standards and for its efforts towards thriving downstream aluminium industry, both locally and overseas.
Green World Award
Alba is the proud Gold Winner of the Green World Award 2016 for Environmental Best Practice, which endorses the Company’s long-standing commitment towards protecting the environment not only at the local level but also at the regional and international levels.
International Green Apple Award
Alba is the proud winner of the Gold category in the prestigious International Green Apple Award 2015 for its project ‘Aluminium Smelter to Green Oasis’. The Green Apple Environment Awards - one of the world’s foremost environment award campaigns - recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practices around the world.
Green Era Award
Alba is the proud winner of the Green Era Award for 2015, granted by the French “Otherways Association”, for its outstanding environmental achievements and sustainable practices.
International Green Apple Gold Award
Alba was the Gold Winner in the Environmental Best Practice category of the prestigious International Green Apple Awards 2014 for its project on 'Fluoride Emission Reduction'.
GAC Health & Safety and Environmental Awards
Alba won the Gulf Aluminium Council (GAC)’s Health & Safety and Environmental Awards.
Environmental Awareness Award
Alba earned the Environmental Awareness Award from the Human and Environment Sector of the GCC General Secretary for the best environmental practices in 2005 - 2006.
GCC Prize for the Best Industrial Establishment
Alba received the GCC Prize for the Best Industrial Establishment for its compliance to Environment Standards and Specifications.