OFAC Lifts Sanctions on RUSAL

As of Sunday 27 January 2019, all sanctions on RUSAL by the U.S. government have been lifted.

We are pleased to report that the U.S. Senate did not block the U.S. Treasury Department’s plan to lift sanctions on companies owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

Under the terms of the removal from OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”), En+, RUSAL, and ESE have reduced Oleg Deripaska’s direct and indirect shareholding stake in these companies and severed his control.

OFAC will continue to enforce its sanctions on Deripaska, including by closely monitoring these companies’ compliance with the terms of their removal from OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”). OFAC reserves the right to relist RUSAL should it fail to comply with the agreement.

Please see OFAC’s official press release

 

 

OFAC Extends the Expiration Date of Certain General Licenses Related to RUSAL

16 January 2019

OFAC EXTENDS THE EXPIRATION DATE OF CERTAIN GENERAL LICENSES RELATED TO RUSAL

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) extended the expiration date of certain general licenses related to United Company RUSAL PLC (RUSAL), by issuing the following three general licenses:

General License No. 13J – Authorizing Certain Transactions Necessary to Divest or Transfer Debt, Equity, or Other Holdings in Certain Blocked Persons; (please note that for transactions involving GAZ group the general license is extended until 7 March)

General License No. 14E – Authorizing Certain Activities Necessary to Maintenance or Wind Down of Operations or Existing Contracts with United Company RUSAL PLC; and

General License No. 16E– Authorizing Certain Activities Necessary to Maintenance or Wind Down of Operations or Existing Contracts with EN+ Group PLC or JSC EuroSibEnergo

The General Licenses 13J, 14E, and 16E amend certain previous general licenses, by extending the expiration date from 21 January 2019 to 28 January 2019 for transactions related to RUSAL and its subsidiaries.

Please see OFAC’s official press release

 

 

World of Aluminium Workshop

World of Aluminium training course 2021

This live, tutor-led interactive workshop will be delivered over two consecutive mornings via our zoom platform.

The World of Aluminium is an intermediate technical level course and is specifically designed for production engineers, process and quality technicians, stockholders, customer facing sales/marketing persons and material/product purchasing individuals. This course is aimed at individuals who require a solid basic understanding to confidently engage with the aluminium industry and its products.

The course creates a solid basic understanding of aluminium, aluminium metallurgy, heat treatment and metal forming processes. It assumes no prior knowledge of metallurgy, and is specifically tailored to the background, industry sector and jobs of the delegates. Care is taken at each stage to ensure complete understanding.

Technical elements are balanced with insights into the history of aluminium, its growth as the strategic metal of society, its sustainability properties and illustration of products, to create a holistic broad rounded knowledge.

Next course: 23 & 24 March 2021 (two mornings 9.30-12.30)

Cost: ALFED members: £199 + VAT per person – non members: £299+vat per person

Register:  World of Aluminium

Enquries: Contact Kathy Romback, training and education manager: Tel: 0330 236 2800 – Email: k_romback@alfed.org.uk.

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World of Aluminium Workshop

This one-day workshop gives an introductory and practical understanding of aluminium production, processing, application and markets.

Who’s it for: People involved in the manufacture, fabrication, selling and end use of aluminium products, and who have no prior knowledge. This course is commonly part of company induction processes for new starters.

There are 4 sessions

  • Introduction to Aluminium
  • Working with Aluminium
  • Uses of Aluminium
  • The Aluminium Industry

24th September 2019 – THE LAST ONE OF THE YEAR!

Held at the ALFED office Suite 9, Alcora Building Halesowen B62 8DG

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The Thriving Organisation

Managing and leading training

Who is it for?

Those managing departments or teams and who take responsibility for delivering business objectives through other people. Also useful for managers who want to learn more about leading & managing and getting the best from their people.  This course respects prior management and leadership experience whilst enhancing effectiveness.

What will I learn:

You will learn advanced processes for getting the best out of your people and how to apply them in your organisation. You will have the opportunity to practise a range of specific skills essential to leadership in today’s turbulent business environment, through questionnaires, case studies, workshops, group discussions set in an open, hands-on, how to-apply-it-today atmosphere. At the end of the course participants will appreciate the role of the strategic manager, have a clear understanding of strategic thinking and planning techniques, know how to maximise performance from others using leadership, communication, motivation, and teamwork, and be able to lead positive change more effectively.

When: 24 November & 8 December 2020

Duration: 2 days

Cost: ALFED members £695+vat/person – non members £795+vat/person

Register:  Contact Kathy Romback, training and education manager, to reserve your place. Tel: 0330 236 2800 – Email: k_romback@alfed.org.uk.

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The Performing Organisation

Management trainingWho is it for?

Those managing departments or team who take responsibility for delivering business objectives through other people. Also useful for managers who want to learn more about leading & managing and getting the best from their people.

This course respects prior management and leadership experience whilst enhancing effectiveness.

The course allows managers the opportunity to discover ways to markedly enhance the overall performance of their department, function or team and that of the organisation. Managers will examine the different elements to setting and delivering consistently high performance through different performance management systems and robust methods to uncover current performance strengths and shortcomings.

Reflection on learning from the module will then be used to set out future performance targets that are actionable and measurable.

What will I learn?

  • To develop a deeper understanding and comprehensive insight to performance management through traditional and contemporary measurement methods, and deep the measures can reach in your business.
  • To consider performance management systems and the service profit chain analogy. The benefits that the Balanced Scorecard and associated models could bring to your performance.
  • To recognise the areas of business focus requiring development and delivery of enhanced performance.
  • Understand the purpose and basis of reflective leadership practices through setting some personal and team performance goals for the next 100 days.

Course duration 2 days

When: 3 & 10 November 2020

Duration: 2 days

Cost: ALFED members £695+vat/person – non members £795+vat/person

Register:  Contact Kathy Romback, training and education manager, to reserve your place. Tel: 0330 236 2800 – Email: k_romback@alfed.org.uk.

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World of Aluminium Workshop

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Held at the Park Inn by Radisson, Birmingham West, Jcn1 M5, Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich, B70 6RS

This one-day workshop gives an introductory and practical understanding of aluminium production, processing, application and markets.

Who’s it for: People involved in the manufacture, fabrication, selling and end use of aluminium products, and who have no prior knowledge. This course is commonly part of company induction processes for new starters.

There are 4 sessions

  • Introduction to Aluminium.
  • Working with Aluminium.
  • Uses of Aluminium.
  • The Aluminium Industry.

Please find attached the WoA Programme – February 2019 and a WoA RegForm February 2019*

If you wish to make a booking please complete the attached form and return to the ALFED office.

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Outward Bound Behavioural Development Open Enrolment Programmes

ALFED Academy and The Outward Bound Trust have developed a suite of open enrolment programmes for apprentices, graduates and young leaders from across the aluminium industry.

These programmes have been designed to develop the attitudes and behaviours your early careers talent will need to learn and grow within your business and the aluminium sector. Read more about our programmes on our website.

LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
A foundation programme suitable for graduates and young leaders who are already in a leadership role or are actively preparing for that next step in their career.

Who should attend? Graduates & Young Leaders
Location: Outward Bound Eskdale
Date: Mon 1 to Friday 5 April
Cost: £1,250 + VAT

APPRENTICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
A five-day residential designed to accelerate your apprentices’ awareness of the importance of workplace behaviours. During the week the apprentices’ will undertake a series of activities that will focus on specific behaviours listed in the apprenticeship standards and will provide them with first-hand experience of taking responsibility for self and others.

Who should attend? Apprentices
Location: Outward Bound Loch Eil
NB: the course will include a tour of the Lochaber Smelter
Date: TBC please contact us via the form on our webpage for details
Cost: £1,000 + VAT (Outward Bound courses are 90% fundable through the apprenticeship levy, please contact us for more information)

HM Government – helping businesses prepare for a future outside the EU

The government is helping businesses across the UK prepare for a future outside the European Union. You will find information relevant to your business at GOV.UK/EUEXITBUSINESS which will help you identify any actions you need to take.

Go to http://bit.ly/2VxAHat

 

You may also find HMRC’s Partnership Pack useful.