Our cohesion as a team and the great commitment from each of us form the foundation of ALBA’s success. However, we can only achieve our version of “a world without waste” as a company and society if every ALBA employee is empowered to contribute and grow. Therefore, ALBA is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, where employees feel valued regardless of age, race, gender, religion, and nationality. Since 2018, ALBA in Hong Kong have been proactive in working with NGOs to offer employment opportunities those who are in need of financial support and income, this includes refugees who have been forced to leave their home countries to keep themselves and their families safe. We are proud to have now integrated a total of seven refugees so far in 2022 from various places such as Rwanda, Somalia, Yemen, and Congo.
Meet CABDIRAXMAN Mahad Maxamud – working in Plant Operation (E-Waste Processing Line)
Mahad is from Somalia and is 25 years old. When he was 17, he left his home country alone due to political turmoil. Before he came to Hong Kong, he stayed in Kenya with his brother. Mahad said about his experience with ALBA; “I first learned about ALBA through Christian Action (an NGO that supports refugees in Hong Kong). I began working here in May 2022 and have had the opportunity to work across many different assembly lines. I am glad to have the opportunity to work with such a big company, and my co-workers are very nice to me here at ALBA.”
Mahad showed passion at work. He would seek to take on additional roles to accumulate work experience. He is also a part-time student at the University of Sunderland, on track to finish a BA degree in Business Management. Mahad hoped to return and contribute to his home country.
Meet QASEM Nezar Sarrd Abdo – working in Plant Operation (Maintenance)
Nezar is from Yemen and is 46 years old. Speaking about his previous life and experience, Nezar said: “Yemen’s civil war began in 2014. I was working in Saudi Arabia at the time. Fearing for the lives of my family, I left overnight. Before I came to work at ALBA, I was an engineer working for Volvo in Saudi Arabia. Thus, I am already familiar with warehouse management.”
Nezar works hard to provide a safe life for his family and is excited about the chance to upgrade his job skills (warehouse management) with ALBA and the career development opportunities this will bring in the future.