Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has become the first smelter in the GCC region to secure the 4-star audit rating after successfully completing the Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council (BSC). 
Alba said it underwent a 12-day comprehensive and robust evaluation in September 2023 of its occupational health and safety management systems, and had its performance measured against a number of key best practice indicators, which included leadership, stakeholder engagement, risk management, organisational health, safety culture, and continual improvement.
The accomplishment recognises Alba’s steadfast dedication and commitment to health and safety practices as well as managing risks to workers’ health, safety and wellbeing, said a statement from the company.
At plus-1.6 million metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) (2022), Alba is one of the largest smelters in the world with more than 50 years of excellence in operations, safety, environment and socio-economic development. 
A blue-chip asset of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Alba produces high-quality aluminium products in the form of standard and value-added products (VAP)s, which are exported to more than 240 global customers through its sales offices in Europe (Zurich), Asia (Singapore) and subsidiary office in the US.
On the key achievement, Alba’s CEO Ali Al Baqali said: "We are humbled to be the first aluminium smelter in the GCC to have reached the 4 star level. This recognition is a reflection of our safety culture where every person takes responsibility for their actions and looks out for one another."
"I take the opportunity to thank each and every employee as well as contractor’s personnel for upholding the best safety protocols at all times," he stated. 
The BSC Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit is one of the most distinguished, contemporary, and quantified occupational health and safety audit processes, which allows businesses to test their health and safety performance against the latest legislation, recognised standards and best practices.-TradeArabia News Service