Qatalum’s sustainability report highlights social and environmental innovations

June 24, 2014 - 9:52:44 am
Officials at the release of Qatalum’s third annual Sustainability Report.

Doha: Qatalum has released its annual 2013 Sustainability Report, providing insight, analysis and strategic planning with respect to the company’s economic, social and environmental performance — and the ways Qatalum is taking action to integrate sustainability within its operations.

Qatar is the first and only producer of aluminium in Qatar and one of the region’s leading and fastest-growing smelters, Qatalum recognises the importance of leadership on sustainability for the success of its operations, and contributing to the sustainable development ambitions of the State of Qatar – particularly in line with the government’s National Vision 2030 strategic pillars, it said in a statement yesterday.

The report was released as Qatalum was awarded a commendation in Strong Contractor Management at the 4th Annual Qatar Energy & Industry Sustainability Development Report, for its performance throughout 2013.

Received by Khalid Mohamed Sultan Laram, Qatalum’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the award commended the company’s contractor management process and information, as well as the availability of a good range of data, giving a picture of real world activity and performance. It was also commended for providing a module for other operators.

As the annual report, the third so far, makes clear, consumption of aluminium is the fastest growing among all base metals, with its unique material properties making aluminium the material of choice for a variety of applications in daily life — most visibly from the consumer’s perspective in the growing use in automobile construction. The advantages of aluminium are evident: formability, weight, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, mechanical and surface properties and infinite recyclability.

Aluminium is constantly being introduced and taking over from other materials in new sustainable and energy efficient applications. The Peninsula