Even though 2021 was another challenging year on many levels across the global community, the BMMI team continued to rise to the occasion to achieve accomplishments and make a difference.
Check out some of our 2021 milestones below!:
Achievements, updates and awards:
BMMI completed thirteen external audits during the year without any minor or major non-conformities.
Walkers, a newly acquired agency, recognised BMMI’s FMCG division for activation of their brand and selected BMMI as best practice across the world for third party distribution and how to manage a brand.
BMMI Djibouti participated in the Café de la Logistique initiative by the World Food Programme (WFP) that facilitates exchanges between students in the Ministry of National Education with professional trainings and the private sector. With BMMI being one of the largest players in the logistics field in Djibouti, the BMMI team highlighted the role international logistics companies can play to support humanitarian emergencies and advised which crucial skills were important for the students to develop.
Fifteen students were selected as the first recipients of BMMI’s Alosra Scholarship Programme. The Group launched the programme to financially support Bahraini students planning to pursue their higher education at the University of Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic. Through its partnership with INJAZ Bahrain, BMMI has committed to support a number of eligible students each year over the course of five years. The scholarships will cover costs for the duration of recipients’ programmes up to graduation, as well as materials necessary to complete their degrees.
Alosra supermarket launched ‘Mahali’, a local Entrepreneurship Support Programme, as the latest addition to the supermarket’s ‘Think Local’ initiative. Alosra took its support of all things local a step further by joining forces with rising Bahraini entrepreneurs who are looking for support and a helping hand. ‘Mahali’ aims to nurture small businesses and support them towards getting their products to the public on shelves in Alosra.
The BMMI Group was announced as a platinum partner that contributed over 50% of Conserving Bounties’ distributed meals since the NGO’s inception. Conserving Bounties specialises in collecting and packaging surplus, safe for consumption food from businesses and private occasions to redistribute to those in need across Bahrain. The initiative aims to combat food waste, promote food conservation and social responsibility, which is in line with BMMI’s CSR goals.
Alosra supermarket donated and distributed 1,742 food hampers that included food staples that are essential to wellbeing and provided them to disadvantaged families in Bahrain, as part of its Ramadan Food Hampers Drive.
As part of BMMI Djibouti’s commitment to employee wellbeing, team members who need prescription eyeglasses were offered free check-ups and glasses to ensure their safety while working in the warehouse and as drivers. The initiative, which first launched in 2016, aims to help employees suffering from impaired vision to perform their jobs safely and more efficiently.
BMMI partnered with RCSI Bahrain to sponsor three Bahraini nursing undergraduate students with full scholarships. The initiative comes in line with BMMI’s efforts to nurture the local workforce, as well as recognise the significant role of nurses as healthcare practitioners at the forefront of patient care.
To mark World Mental Health Day on October 10, BMMI organised a mental health experience to help employees gain awareness and leave the session more relaxed and refreshed. The event featured an introduction to mental health from experts in the field, as well as four experience rooms where people took turns trying various activities and guided exercises.
The BMMI Group launched a year-long flexible and adaptable employee mental health initiative that is designed for all employees across segments and demographics.
Industrial Engineering students from the American University of Bahrain (AUBH) paid a visit to Alosra supermarket as part of their Quality Engineering course. Led by BMMI’s Integrated Management System team, the students received a first-hand look into how our Quality Management System principles and practices were being applied in a real working environment.
BMMI sponsored Malaa’eb Al Fereej, an initiative of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs, which aims to build 100 playgrounds across the Kingdom of Bahrain. Representatives of BMMI’s Board of Directors and management signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, represented by His Excellency Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs, Aymen Almoayed, and members of his team, at a ceremony at the Ministry.
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Alosra supermarket extended its support to Think Pink: Bahrain Breast Cancer Society and the Women Power Podcast through various initiatives that aimed to raise awareness and funds for the cause.
The Group made every effort to protect the safety and wellbeing of its team, customers, and all stakeholders since the outbreak of the pandemic, including developing protocols and procedures, implementing daily spot check at the height of the pandemic, weekly spot checks , and achieving ‘zero non-compliance fines’ status from authorities related to our COVID-19 measures.
Alosra launched its first Green Week in collaboration with the Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning, and the Supreme Council for Environment.
Alosra collaborated with UFC Gym Bahrain and Bahrain’s Capital Governorate to contribute towards the governorate’s ‘Manama is a Healthy City’ initiative. Alosra provided two recycling machines to the initiative, co-branding them in support of the government’s programme. The two devices were installed in Al Raya Mall in Juffair and will help make it more convenient for visitors to recycle plastics and metals.