United Arab Emirates: In keeping with corporate commitments to excellence and sustainability, deliver high performance aluminium and ensure well-being of the people, Emirates Aluminium Company Limited PJSC ("EMAL ", also referred to as EGA Al Taweelah), an operating subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC ("EGA"), recently achieved three Certifications by TUV Rheinland after successfully completing manifold assessments at various levels in the organization. These included the ISO/TS 16949 Technical Specification (particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2008 for automotive production and relevant service part organisations); ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard; and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard.
In addition, following rigorous assessment by an independent agency, EMAL 's products have been declared suitable for sustainable building practices, as per applicable criteria defined by two internationally acclaimed bodies namely: the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ("LEED") green building programme launched by the US Green Building Council ("USGBC"); and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V. ("DGNB", which translates as the German Sustainable Building Council), which strongly promotes sustainable and economically efficient building - both declaring that the extrusion billet, slab and ingots manufactured by EMAL 's Casting Operations are suitable for sustainable building practices.
Abdulla Kalban (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of EGA) was presented with the certificates on 25 March 2015 at Al Taweelah. The presentation ceremony was attended by Saeed Al Mazrooei (Chief Executive Officer, UAE Operations), Sayed Mohammad Sharaf (Chief Financial Officer, EMAL ), Abdulmunim Bin Brek (Senior Vice President, Shared Technical Services), Frank Briganti (Vice President, EHSFS), Saleh Janeeh (Director, Operational Excellence) and senior management of EMAL . The Managing Director & CEO congratulated teams for the achievement of these significant milestones for the organization.
Emirates Global Aluminium ("EGA") is a jointly-held, equal-ownership company formed by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and the Investment Corporation of Dubai by combining their respective aluminium industry interests. EGA's core operating assets are Dubai Aluminium (" DUBAL ", also known as EGA Jebel Ali) and Emirates Aluminium (" EMAL ", also known as EGA Al Taweelah), whose combined annual production capacity of 2.4 million tonnes per annum ("tpa") places EGA among the top five primary aluminium producers in the world, by volume. The UAE-based EGA also owns Guinea Alumina Corporation ("GAC"), a bauxite mine and alumina refinery development project in Guinea (West Africa). In addition, EGA has plans for significant local growth and international expansion.