On Saturday 4 November 2023, Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) were announced the winners of the Large Industry Category in Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Best in Business Awards.
The Best in Business Awards recognises and celebrates excellence in the Gladstone community across local businesses, not-for-profits, industry, events and business leaders.
QAL General Manager Pine Pienaar accepted the award on behalf of QAL and expressed his gratitude for the Gladstone community.
“It is incredible to say almost everyone in Gladstone has a connection to QAL. Whether it is through a parent, child, neighbour or friend, there are so many ties that connect us together. How remarkable that a company operating on a global scale can have its heart in the local community.”
“This is one of the reasons we take the privilege of operating in the heart of Gladstone so seriously. We recognise it is crucial to work with our community to achieve positive outcomes, and are proud to give back to our community through our partnerships, local procurement, and workplace giving initiatives.”
“Our strong commitment to reducing our impacts on environment and community through our 5 Year Environmental Strategy demonstrates our environmental stewardship and commitment to deliver beyond compliance.”
“We are keeping pace with the growing expectations and carbon reduction requirements, and have a strong pipeline of future projects to address this. We continue to collaborate and encourage our employees to ‘lift the lid’ when seeking their ideas and suggestions on improving processes and contributing to daily and strategic decisions.”
“I would like to congratulate all the nominees in this category, and recognise their outstanding contributions as large industries in Gladstone. Congratulations to Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry for once again hosting a fabulous event.”
“Thank you to all who have played a role in getting our operations to where we are today. We are continuously on our journey to be Safe, Stable and Sustainable for generations to come,” Mr Pienaar said.