Welcome to Qatar Steel’s seventh annual sustainability report. It is a pleasure to share Qatar Steel’s achievements for the year 2017. All our efforts are devoted to contributing to the sustainable development of Qatar’s ever-growing economy, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
In the face of regional geopolitical circumstances, 2017 was a challenging year. After the blockade on Qatar, we were quick to act to sustain business, thanks to a devoted team and the strong business relationships we have developed. The company was able to maintain seamless operations through aggressive supply chain management and the successful penetration of products to new markets that unlocked new growth potential opportunities exceeding our expectations.
Qatar Steel’s business continuity and risk management processes helped exponentially in protecting the company from changing market conditions and positioned us as a more resilient company and played an important role on placing safeguards to protect our assets and people.
Qatar Steel’s corporate strategy and sustainability management approach guided us in optimizing performance and ensuring long-term growth. These holistic strategies are implemented at every level of operations and contribute to protecting financial, operational, as well as human capital.
In the year 2017, the focus was on creating a cultural change and building a stronger behavioral safety culture through the “AMAN Safety Transformation Program.” Qatar Steel has embarked on a journey to foster a safer working environment for its employees and contractors, as they are the heart and soul of the company. It is of the utmost importance to us, that our staff returns home safely at the end of each working day.
Qatar Steel is proud of its achievements this year, and we look forward to the company’s continued success, in collaboration with all of its stakeholders.
Mohammed Nasser M A Al-Hajri
Managing Director and General Manager