Social Responsibility

We can never take our performance for granted.  Each day, we must safely operate all of our assets at capacity and continue to identify those resources we will leave to the next generation AlbChrome leaders.  We are committed to the health and safety of our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate. The long-term nature of our operations allow us to establish long lasting relationships with local communities where we work together to make a positive contribution to the lives of people who live near our operations and to society more generally.  Our ability to grow our organization safely and in an environmentally responsible way is essential. 

Caring for our Community

We are committed to work closely with local communities and treat them as a real partner.  AlbChrome acknowledges the importance of playing an active and positive role in the local community.

We are committed to making a positive contribution to society

We believe that in addition to operating a responsible and ethical business, we can make a broader contribution to the communities in which we operate, thereby strengthening society.  We are committed to achieving this through engagement and advocacy on important issues and by supporting targeted development areas to benefit the communities where we operate.  By strengthening and building more resilient societies, we are helping create a sustainable future.

Our approach to community investment

We want our community investments to be effective and deliver the best possible outcomes for communities.  The projects we support are driven by the needs and resources of our local communities, with thorough consultation, research and planning.  Our investments are made locally and through our employees who donate their time and money to community causes with support from our Human Resources Department.

Link to: Shaft 09 Project, revitalizing the Mine of Bulqiza and the local community

Economic development

We aim to create economic and social benefits for the communities in which we operate.  A thriving local economy offers people the ability to contribute to and benefit from opportunities in the region.

Link to: The opening of the Ferrochrome plant in Burrel

Link to: The young engineers scheme funded by AlbChrome

Education and training

We believe education is one of the most effective ways of empowering society and we promote life-long learning.  We support yearly education programs; work with governments to improve access to quality education and offer mentoring and scholarship programs to our staff children’s.

Link to: The secondary school of Mining and Geology in Bulqiza funded by AlbChrome;

Link to: Short professional courses funded by AlbChrome in Buqliza and Elbasan

Health

The health and wellbeing of a community is fundamental - healthy communities are productive communities.  Our community investments aim to strengthen systems and increase access to health services, including in rural and remote areas, to help provide the medical care needed in our local communities.

Link to: The Hospital of Buqliza scheme sponsorship;

Link to: Acting as a family doctor programme invested by AlbChrome