Driving sustainable economic growth is one way we make modern life possible for the societies in which we operate.
Our bold aspiration is to double our absolute contribution to the economies of the countries in which we operate by 2040, and steadily improve the quality of our contribution.
EGA, and the aluminium industry that has grown around us, already plays a significant role in the economy of the United Arab Emirates. In 2022, EGA's direct, indirect, and induced economic contribution totalled over $7 billion, supporting nearly 48 thousand jobs and accounting for around 1.4 per cent of GDP.
In the Republic of Guinea, our Guinea Alumina Corporation project was one of the largest greenfield investments in the country since independence. In operation, we employ over 3,300 people and contributed $225 million in direct expenditures to the economy in 2022.
As part of our commercial success, we intend to grow our own business, increase local procurement in line with Make it in the Emirates and Guinean national priorities, and further localise our workforce in both countries.