Environmental Policy

Commitment to Zero Environmental Impact

At Al-Ahram Group, we recognize that our operations have an impact on the environment, and we are committed to conducting our business in a way that minimizes this impact. Our environmental policy is a testament to our dedication to sustainability and our goal of achieving zero environmental impact.

Our vision for a sustainable future is one where our operations leave no negative imprint on the environment. To this end, we have implemented a series of initiatives and practices aimed at reducing our ecological footprint:

  • Resource Efficiency

We continuously seek ways to reduce our consumption of energy, water, and raw materials, implementing more efficient processes and technologies throughout our production lines.

  • Waste Reduction

We strive to minimize waste in all forms and have adopted a zero-waste philosophy. Our efforts include recycling programs, responsible waste management, and the development of products that are designed for a circular economy.

  • Renewable Energy

We are investing in renewable energy solutions to power our facilities, with a goal to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2025. This includes the installation of solar panels and exploring other sustainable energy sources.

  • Emissions Control

We are actively working to reduce emissions from our operations. This includes investing in cleaner technologies, optimizing logistics to reduce transportation emissions, and adhering to strict environmental standards.

  • Sustainable Products

We are committed to developing and promoting products that are environmentally friendly. This includes using recycled materials, designing for recyclability, and reducing the environmental impact throughout the product lifecycle.

  • Biodiversity and Conservation

We recognize the importance of biodiversity for a healthy ecosystem. Our operations are designed to avoid negative impacts on local wildlife and habitats, and we support conservation efforts in the regions where we operate.

  • Compliance and Best Practices

We ensure that all our activities are in compliance with local and international environmental laws and regulations. We also adopt best practices from our industry and beyond to continuously improve our environmental performance.

  • Stakeholder Engagement

We believe in the power of collaboration to achieve our environmental goals. We engage with our employees, customers, suppliers, and the wider community to promote environmental awareness and action.

Through these efforts, Al-Ahram Group is not only meeting the current environmental challenges but also paving the way for a more sustainable industry. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and innovation in our pursuit of zero environmental impact.

Plastic Recycling Initiatives

Al-Ahram Group has long recognized the importance of environmental stewardship and has taken proactive steps to ensure that its operations contribute positively to the planet’s health. One of the key areas of focus for the group is its Plastic Recycling Initiatives, which are a testament to its commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing.

  • Investment in Recycling Technology

With an initial investment of 40 million EGP, expected to increase to 150 million in the next five years, Al-Ahram is dedicated to ensuring a complete recycling process for all plastic post-consumer waste. This includes the adoption of state-of-the-art recycling machinery and technology that can efficiently process various types of plastic materials.

  • Biodegradable Materials

The company is also exploring the use of biodegradable raw materials, such as PLA (polylactic acid), which is derived from renewable resources. This shift towards biodegradable materials is aimed at producing eco-friendly plastics that can degrade naturally, reducing the long-term environmental footprint.

  • Oxo-Biodegradable Products

Al-Ahram has introduced oxo-biodegradable materials for packaging, which are less expensive than other degradable technologies and are non-toxic for food contact applications. These materials are designed to break down more quickly than traditional plastics under certain environmental conditions, helping to alleviate the issue of plastic pollution.

  • Education and Collaboration

Recognizing the importance of community involvement, Al-Ahram engages in educational initiatives to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and proper waste management. The company collaborates with government bodies, international partners, and local communities to promote recycling practices and develop comprehensive waste management solutions.

  • Expansion of Recycling Facilities

The group plans to invest in major recycling projects, partnering with national and international stakeholders to establish the first complete national recycling project in Egypt. This ambitious plan underscores Al-Ahram’s vision to lead the way in sustainable plastic production and recycling in the region.

  • Innovation in Recycling

Al-Ahram is committed to innovation and science-based actions to ensure that its plastic products are not only recyclable but also incorporate recycled content wherever possible. The company is continuously researching and developing new methods to enhance the recyclability of its products and reduce the reliance on virgin plastics.

Through these initiatives, Al-Ahram Group is setting a benchmark for the industry in terms of environmental responsibility. The group’s efforts in plastic recycling are a clear indication of its dedication to creating a sustainable future and its alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Renewable Energy Usage

At Al-Ahram Group, we are deeply committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable development. A cornerstone of our sustainability strategy is the integration of renewable energy sources into our manufacturing processes. Our proactive approach to energy management is not only about reducing our carbon footprint but also about leading the industry towards a more sustainable future.

  • Harnessing Solar Power

Our state-of-the-art facilities are a testament to this commitment. We have strategically invested in solar panel installations across our factories, particularly in Sohag, to harness Egypt’s abundant sunshine. By 2025, we aim to power all our plants and buildings using clean, renewable solar energy. This initiative significantly reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and aligns with global sustainability trends.

  • Energy-Efficient Operations

In our pursuit of operational excellence, we have also upgraded our machinery to include energy-efficient models. These advancements allow us to minimize energy consumption while doubling our production capacity. Our commitment to energy efficiency extends beyond our equipment; it is embedded in our operational ethos, where we continuously seek ways to optimize energy use.

  • Future Energy Goals

Looking ahead, we are exploring additional renewable energy sources to diversify our energy portfolio. Our goal is to ensure a resilient and sustainable energy supply that supports Egypt’s national strategy to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix. Our investments in renewable energy are a strategic business decision aimed at reducing energy costs, offering competitive pricing, and future-proofing our operations.

Our dedication to renewable energy usage positions Al-Ahram Group as a leader in the plastic manufacturing industry. We are proud to set an example for environmental responsibility and to contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future for our community and the world at large.