Sustainability requires solutions that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It now takes central focus with the challenges that the planet is facing about like global warming, biodiversity, desertification, diminution of resources, pollution, pandemic etc. Here comes the stage of realization with the need for new paradigm and conscientious swift change of mindset towards sustainability wherein the dynamics and interrelations towards balance with environment is highly material, and the effect of positive improvement is essentially vital for survival of species.
Aluminium, as a material and an industry, has an important role in creating this sustainable future of opportunities, and a catalyst of positive change to the environment we all live in. Strong, lightweight and highly recyclable, the use of aluminium contributes to lower energy costs and carbon emissions in a variety of applications in the modern world.
Qatalum’s National Mandate
Qatar’s National Vision aims that – by 2030 – Qatar becomes an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for its people. Qatar’s National Vision defines the long-term goals for the country and provides a framework in which national strategies and implementation plans can be developed.
Qatalum’s contribution to Qatar National Vision 2030 are multi-faceted and have grown to include greater aspects of Qatar’s development.
The company’s sustainability framework fits into the four (4) pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030 as shown in the following figure:
While aluminium has significant advantages over other materials, the metal must also be produced in a sustainable way at a life-cycle perspective. In order to ensure our ongoing performance in this area, Qatalum is aligning our sustainability approach with the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). ASI is a global non-profit standard setting and certification organization that has set out performance standards and chain-of-custody specifically for the aluminium industry. These two standards define requirements to address sustainability issues in the aluminium production and value chain.
Strong corporate governance, environmental performance and contribution to society were fundamental principles of Qatalum. More than this, Qatalum recognizes that the requirements of sustainability demand continuous improvement in our processes and over-all performance. We are committed to do better. Always.