Corporate social responsibility is an enduring commitment by GARMCO to behave ethically, contribute to the economic development of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and improve the quality of life of the Company’s employees and their families, as well as of the local community and society at large.
Corporate Social Responsibility
As the first aluminium rolling mill in the Middle East, GARMCO pioneered the development of Bahrain’s downstream aluminium industry. Today, as a leading manufacturer with an annual turnover of US$ 450 million, the Company continues to contribute to the ongoing industrial diversification of the Kingdom’s economy.
GARMCO also supports the economy of Bahrain through its exports, with over 75 per cent of exports going to outside the GCC. The MENA region constitutes the Group’s strongest market, followed by the USA, Europe, Singapore and Australia.
GARMCO supports the development of the regional aluminium industry through its membership of the Gulf Aluminium Council, and sponsorship of major industry events such as ARABAL – the annual Arab International Aluminium Conference. ARABAL is the premium trade event for the Middle East’s aluminium industry, and the only conference in the world to be attended by every single primary aluminium manufacturer in the region.
The Company provides rewarding employment and career development opportunities in the industrial sector for Bahraini nationals, supported by comprehensive training and development to help them realise their full potential. Through its employment of Bahraini nationals, who comprise 85 per cent of the total workforce in the Kingdom, GARMCO provides employees and their families with security, prosperity, and peace of mind.
GARMCO contributes to the well-being of society by providing financial and practical support for a number of charitable, cultural, educational, medical, and sporting institutions; and deserving causes. The Company also encourages and supports staff to engage in a range of community-related activities.