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JAMALCO THE ALUNINA SHIP IS BEING LOADED AT JAMALCO’S ROCKY POINT PORT.

NEW VALUES, NEW MISSION Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Antonio Melo, Chief Executive Officer of Jamalco, about how they are contributing to a more sustainable Jamaican mining industry. In December 2014, mining and alumina export company Jamalco was taken over by Noble Group and became an independent entity for the first time in its 55 year history. Bolstered by the support of its new owners, the Jamaican company is looking to build 22 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

on the pioneering successes of its past in order to forge a brand new future for itself as a stand-alone business. CEO Antonio Melo eagerly discusses how Alcoa and the Jamaican government provided Jamalco a strong foundation in business, as well

as social and environmental responsibility, demonstrating that mining can be a sustainable industry too. “Jamalco began in 1959 as Alcoa Minerals of Jamaica with the main objective of exporting bauxite to its US alumina

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