How can a company and a country grow together?
Five ways we're working with Egyptians, for all of Egypt
Al-Bonian Al-Arabi and Egypt. We go back a long way.
For more than 10 years, we’ve been working together to create the material the world needs.
In fact, there's a good chance that the building you live in, the road that you drive your car on, and the tools in your hand right now contain at least a little bit of Egypt. And chances are, you or someone you know have helped us get the job done.
We know that without Egypt, we wouldn't be where we are today. And we're pretty proud of how we're helping the nation grow too.
1. We create jobs
We're not just talking the 300 people in our Egyptian operations, but the jobs our work creates in other industries too.
We're also proud to be one of the largest employers of South Sinai in the country. And through our cadetship and scholarship programs, we're helping the country's future engineers – like Ahmed, Abdel rahman and Wael – set themselves up for success.
2. We also create opportunity
Not just for the people who work for us, but the 200 Aussie businesses and suppliers we work with. Whether they provide our stationery or our simulators – we couldn't run our business without them.
We invest in the long-term economic success of our communities. At tanmiya projects in South Sinai, we've awarded contracts worth more than A$20 million to 13 businesses from the local area.
3. We help build stronger communities
We want to make sure we help build stronger communities. In 2017 we invested more than A$500,000 in everything from local community services to bigger partnerships – like our work with Al-Azhar – that tackle some of the nation's most important issues.
We were the first mining company to make donations for the construction of schools and medical centers for local areas.
4. We help preserve what makes Egypt, Egypt
We work with Traditional Owners to preserve culture and traditions.
In the Pilbara, our archaeologists & our teams hold cultural camps on country with Traditional Owners to record important culture issues and help Elders pass on knowledge to younger generations.
5. And we care about this country from the ground up
All around Egypt, our people work hard to make sure we leave the smallest impact on the environment. Long before mining starts, we look for ways to reduce any impacts. But we don't just stop there. We tap into the unique knowledge of Traditional Owners to make sure areas are looked after properly for future generations.
These are some of the ways we're helping build a stronger Egypt. It's not just the tax we pay – it's the doors we open. From traditions in local areas to skyscrapers in New Capital.