Sohar Aluminium (SA) has been awarded the Gulf Aluminium Council Community Award for the 2nd time in a row since it was introduced in 2017. The award was received by Sohar Aluminium Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Said AL Masoudi at the annual Gulf Aluminium Dinner which was held in Abu Dhabi on 20 March 2019.
SA is a company rooted in community involvement; a good corporate entity and a great place to work. It continues to evolve while focused on its responsibility towards the community. Right from the early years of its inception, Sohar Aluminium has concentrated its efforts towards fostering all-round development within the country. The company has always focused on serving Oman with national pride, which is a defining feature of all its endeavours. SA’s community initiatives are, in fact, pegged on strategic sustainable ventures. It follows a community-centric approach that has established its credentials as a people company.
SA identifies issues of concern within the community in collaboration with leaders from the community and SA’s various committees. SA also regularly engages with the community through direct and interactive communication and engagement events to share its values of health, safety and environmental protection.
Sohar Aluminium is dedicated to contributing towards a robust Omani economy through investing and advancing local communities. Social commitment is a key element of the company’s strategy to develop targeted sustainable programmes, which seek to elevate quality of life. This is achieved through responsible business conduct and voluntary outreach, bringing direct and tangible benefits to the communities where the company operates.
Sohar Aluminium’s social responsibilities plans focus on strategic projects which will benefit a wide range of people and last for generations.
Sohar Aluminium’s great number of projects, events and CSR activities focus on promoting our company’s values and sharing our knowledge with members of the surrounding community towards a safer and healthier environment.
SA will continue to explore further opportunities to engage and build the capabilities of members of its surrounding community, share knowledge, promote a mindset of zero harm, preserve the integrity of the environment and add value in genuine and meaningful ways to the community.
The Gulf Aluminium Council is a coordinating body that represents, promotes and protects the interests of the aluminium industry within the Gulf, with a Board comprising the CEOs of the five founding member companies: Sohar Aluminium in Oman, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the Saudi Mining Company (Ma'aden) and Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum). Its main objectives are to provide a forum to develop strategies for common issues and concerns facing the aluminium industry in the region, and to share best practices so as to improve the efficiency of the industry.
Organised by the Gulf Aluminium Council, the annual dinner get together takes place in different countries every year and is considered one of the most important aluminium gatherings in the region.
Sohar Aluminium, which is a part of the Gulf Aluminium Council, and the lead sponsor for the GAD, was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman. It is jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.