Supreme Group Earns Clean Energy Contract

January 29, 2014: Clean Energy presented Supreme Group with a twelve-month contract to deliver laundry, catering, cleaning and security services for Mongolia’s first wind farm project. It is a combined mission amongst Newcom Group, General Electric (GE), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Netherlands Development Bank (FMO).  Supreme Group is the global favorite in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in challenging conditions around the world.

The Salkhit Wind Farm is an advanced development backed by the private sector with funding from international development groups and the Mongolian Government. It is situated 70 kilometers south of Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar. The project will enhance living environments in Mongolia through the creation of electricity by a local, new and renewable energy source. The 50 megawatt structure uses 31 GE turbines and offsets annually close to 180,000 tons of CO² emissions; lower coal usage by 122,000 tons; and save 1.6 million tons of clean water.  The power created by the windmills services consumers joined to the middle grid in Mongolia; a country in which energy demands has been rising annually.

Principal of Supreme Group, Stephen Orenstein said, “We are committed to local economic development and in particular to national sourcing and creating local employment opportunities, so we have hired a team of local employees and Mongolian suppliers to work with us as part of our Mongolia First Program.  Since commencing operations in Mongolia in 2012, we have focused on providing world-class support services to help further develop the Mongolian mining and energy industry.”

“The wind farm is a flagship development for Mongolia’s renewable energy sector; and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Clean Energy on this project, especially as sustainability is one of our core values,” Orenstein also said.

Supreme provides food supply and camp services to workforces on road construction camps in the South Gobi Desert. One of Mongolia’s major industrial holding companies awarded this contract.

 

About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net

Supreme Group Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

November 18, 2013: Supreme Group recently released its first major Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which details the company’s ethical, social and environmental performance globally in 2012.Corporate Reponsibility

The report, which has been published on Supreme’s corporate website, was compiled using the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) standards and covers topics related to ethical workplaces; investing in employees; safe and healthy business practices; respecting the environment; and supporting local communities. In recent years, Supreme’s CSR strategy has been strengthened by the implementation of a number of sustainable initiatives across its global operations; reaffirming the company’s commitment to the highest industry benchmarks.

“We have been actively integrating sustainable business practices across our organization and have achieved some impressive milestones along the way,” said Stephen Orenstein, Principal, Supreme Group. “This report is an important step for us to achieve our goal of embedding a socially responsible culture in our operations, and also enables us to share the positive contributions we make around the world with our stakeholders.”

“The road to sustainability is not without challenges. We operate in many countries ranked as among the most corrupt and difficult places to do business. We serve clients that are based in hostile environments, where there is often a lack of legal infrastructure and systems. To address this, we have established global standards to help ensure that our values are upheld wherever we operate, and that we conduct business fairly and honestly in all areas around the world,” Orenstein added.

Supreme has established and maintains a formal Ethics and Compliance program that ensures adherence to the highest workplace standards, in addition to providing a worldwide hotline that gives employees and stakeholders an anonymous channel to ask questions, express concerns, and raise issues about workplace activities. Supreme’s Code of Business Ethics and Conduct was also implemented to ensure that all business is conducted legally and to the highest ethical standards. The Code has been translated into 13 languages and applies to all employees, at all levels of the organization, including management.

One of Supreme’s strategic objectives in 2012 was to promote and further entrench ethical business practices across the company. Some of the initiatives taken included creating new guidance to provide additional clarity to staff on key issues; developing and implementing a group‑wide training and awareness program; and the strengthening of audit capabilities and whistle-blowing processes.

As a socially responsible company, Supreme launched the Supreme Foundation in 2009 to support underprivileged children in local communities where it operates. The Foundation focuses on improving the health, education, safety and living conditions of disadvantaged children in Afghanistan, Ivory Coast and Bosnia. Through its work, Supreme Foundation has helped hundreds of children and families survive amidst the ravages of brutal winters, wars, and severe deprivation.

Furthermore, Supreme’s commitment to, and adoption of, internationally recognized standards for quality, health and safety within its operations has earned it the ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications for quality management and occupational health and safety management systems. In 2012, Supreme also implemented an Environmental Management System and earned ISO 14001 Environmental Management accreditation, as well as completing its first Carbon Footprint audit.

“In addition to recycling programs, we have implemented a number of initiatives to reduce our impact on the environment. For instance, in our Afghan-based catering facilities we have introduced automatic hand dryers to replace the use of paper hand towels. With most of our facilities now fitted with these dryers, we have completely eliminated the transportation and use of paper towels from the supply chain. By switching from paper hand towels to the hand dryers, we were able to save an estimated 80 tons of CO2 from being released to the atmosphere from our Kandahar facilities alone,” said Victoria Frost, Supreme’s Director of Corporate Development, Marketing & Communications.

“Corporate responsibility initiatives therefore are an integral part of our business. Looking ahead, we aim to bring further coherence to our programs and improve our measurement and data collection techniques, which will allow us to expand our reporting in crucial areas and develop new initiatives that align with our CSR efforts,” Frost concluded.

To learn more about Supreme’s Corporate Responsiblity Report, click here

About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net

Supreme Foundation Provides 2,000 Disadvantaged Kabul Students with Computer Lab

November 14, 2013 – Supreme Foundation, a registered charitable trust created by the global supply chain solutions provider Supreme Group, has recently opened a computer lab to support the education and provide computer access to over 2,000 disadvantaged students attending Khushal Khan #1 High School in Kabul.

Supreme Foundation opens IT lab in Kabul

Supreme Foundation opens IT lab in Kabul

The project involved the procurement and installation of computer workstations, projectors and printers, in addition to the refurbishment of the classroom’s electrics, cables, doors and security system. Supreme Foundation has also sponsored the appointment of a full-time IT teacher to teach computer studies to all students. It is the first time that computers will be available at the school for these students and will provide an unprecedented level of education and technology access.

Mohammad Nabi Sahab, Director of Education for the Afghan Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs, said: “Until now, our students have been learning computer studies theoretically, without any practical experience. It is difficult for our students to become professionals and start their careers without any computer skills. This donation will make a very big and important impact on the lives of our students and we are extremely grateful.”

A service contract is included in the sponsorship program, which means that all equipment will be serviced by computer engineers every week. Quarterly reviews will also be held at the school to test the children on their IT skills progress. The students will be taught about basic computer hardware, Windows operating systems, MS Office, typing skills, various software programs, how to use email and the internet, and how to pursue further studies in Information Technology.

“We worked closely with the Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs to first understand what was required in schools,” said Victoria Frost, Supreme Group’s Director of Communications and Treasurer of Supreme Foundation. “We discovered that not only is the IT education is very poor, but qualified teachers are also rare and there is almost no access to computers. We are therefore assured that by investing in this school’s computer lab, we are guaranteeing the education of thousands of students. We are proud to be delivering a brighter future for these children,” she added.

Kushal Khan #1 School was established in 1949 for children living in the border areas of Afghanistan, and many of the school’s graduates have become important social figures such as ministers, politicians, writers, defense force leaders, among others. Today around 2,000 students, aged between 12 to 21 years, attend the school from all provinces; as the school aims to encourage future stability by uniting students in education, regardless of their ethnicity and tribal backgrounds.

“We established the Supreme Foundation in 2009 with the aim of investing in community projects that make a real difference in people’s lives.  We are delighted to have achieved excellent results that have fostered hope and given people better chances in life,” said Stephen Orenstein, Principal, Supreme Group.

Supreme Foundation aims to alleviate hardship and improve the health, education and living conditions of disadvantaged children in conflict areas and remote regions around the world where Supreme Group operates. The non-profit organization helps children to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to lead successful, sustainable lives and contribute to their families, communities and countries. The Foundation has made substantial investments in schools, healthcare facilities, and housing developments in Bosnia, the Ivory Coast and Afghanistan.

Learn more about Supreme Foundation’s Kabul IT lab here

About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net

Supreme Group is Awarded UK Ministry of Defence Contract

November 06, 2013 – Supreme Group has recently been awarded a contract with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD), providing aviation fuel and refuelling services to 96 civilian airports worldwide, predominantly for the Royal Air Force. The two year contract, with a provision for an optional two year extension, was confirmed at the end of September and is expected to commence soon.

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Royal Air Force Members

For more than a decade, Supreme Group has successfully and reliably supported the U.K. Armed Forces in operations and exercises in Germany, Poland, Norway, Belize, Oman, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq.  Supreme has also played a large role in the administration of the worldwide food supply contract for the MoD in international operations since 1997.  When the new contract begins, it will mark the first time that Supreme will be providing support to the U.K. MoD outside of operational deployments.

“This is an exciting project that reflects the MoD’s continued confidence in our proven ability to deliver rapid and reliable results,” said Stephen Orenstein, Principal, Supreme Group. “The MoD appointed several companies to provide worldwide aviation fuel services and we are very happy to have been awarded a significant portion of the total business.”

“We are proud to be Britain’s trusted partner of choice in providing proven supply chain solutions to the U.K. Military, EU and Commonwealth government departments both within the home countries and across deployments worldwide,” Orenstein added.

Click here to learn more about Supreme’s New UK MoD Contract

About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net

Supreme Group Garners Catering Contract with UN in Côte d’Ivoire

October 28, 2013 – Supreme Group, a global leader in the provision of end to end supply chain solutions in challenging environments around the world, announced last week that the company has been awarded a contract to provide catering services for the United Nations operations in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). The project is contracted for the provision of catering services for UNOCI’s multinational military staff at the regional headquarters in Daloa, Bouake and Abidjan.

Supreme workers providing catering services

Supreme workers providing catering services

“We are proud of our long history of partnering with international organizations to support vital projects in remote locations worldwide,” said Michael Gans, Principal, Supreme Group. “We are excited about this project and optimistic about the future of Ivory Coast. To that effect, we have already established strong partnerships with local suppliers and hired a team of local Nationals to work with us.”

“We are proud to offer the industry’s highest standards in terms of quality management and operating procedures, drawing on more than 50 years’ experience in supporting defense forces and international organizations around the world. As a result, we look forward to serving the distinguished tenants of the camps with distinction,” Gans added.

Supreme Group also recently announced that the company has launched a Local First Program in Africa. The initiative is designed to enhance community development through creating employment opportunities within Supreme and partnerships with local suppliers. The program was launched in the Ivory Coast this past May, with plans to expand to Supreme’s additional operations across Africa in the near future. A Management Training Program is also now being implemented to increase the number of African Nationals in Supreme’s workforce; a figure that currently stands at 75 per cent across six countries in Africa.

Since 2007, Supreme has been operating and had a significant presence in Ivory Coast. The company holds a long history of supporting international organizations and governments, and has supported UN missions in Macedonia, Bosnia, Mozambique, Kosovo, Croatia, Lebanon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Chad, South Sudan, Syria, Sudan, Liberia and Somalia.

For more information on Supreme’s work in this region and around the world, visit http://www.supreme-group.net.

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About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net

Supreme Group Supports 110 Orphans in Cote d’Ivoire

Supreme Foundation, a registered charitable trust established by the global supply chain solutions provider Supreme Group, is expanding its charitable work within Cote d’Ivoire through supporting the Missionaries of Charity Sisters Abidjan, an orphanage and healthcare facility that cares for homeless and sick patients. The Missionaries of Charity Sisters provides care, accommodation and support to around 110 children and adults, many of whom are suffering from serious illness and disease. Through the financial support of Supreme Foundation, the Abidjan orphanage is provided meals for the patients as well as overall support for the organization for the purchase of essential equipment such as gas water heaters and cookers, kitchen equipment, furniture, a medical disposal furnace, and a fridge-freezer.

Missionaries of Charity Sisters Abidjan

Missionaries of Charity Sisters Abidjan

“We select local projects to support in the areas where we operate, working with community leaders to achieve real results,” said Stephen Orenstein, Principal, Supreme Group. “Through our ability to leverage Supreme Group’s strengths, we have the expertise, facilities and networks to achieve real results that foster hope and give people better chances in life.”

“Our local employees in the Ivory Coast have also made a tremendous effort by supporting the facility with any repair or maintenance works that are required, as the Sisters do not actively fundraise but predominantly rely on donations from local people. Practical assistance with regards to food, fuel, medical supplies and clothing for the children and patients goes a long way here,” added Victoria Frost, Director of Corporate Development, Marketing and Communications. Supreme Foundation is dedicated to alleviating hardship within challenging regions throughout the world while improving the health, education and living conditions of disadvantaged children in these high-conflict areas where Supreme Group operates.

In addition to the Supreme Foundation’s work along the Ivory Coast, the Foundation has also made substantial investments in schools, healthcare facilities, and housing developments in Bosnia and Afghanistan. Supreme Foundation is made possible by Supreme Group, the leader in provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in some of the world’s most challenging and remote locations.

Supreme has been providing food supply, catering and associated site services in Cote d’Ivoire since 2007 in support of some of the world’s leading organizations. For more information on Supreme’s work in this region and around the world, visit http://www.supreme-group.net.

Read more about Supreme’s support of the Missionaries of Charity Sisters orphanage in Abidjan here

About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net

Supreme Group Wins DLA-E Contract to FOB Salerno in Afghanistan

October 10, 2013: Reston, VA, United States – Supreme Group, a global leader in the provision of end to end supply chain solutions in challenging environments around the world, has been awarded a contract for the provision of fuel in Afghanistan from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency – Energy (DLA-E). The two-year contract is for the delivery of Aviation Turbine Fuel to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Salerno in Afghanistan, from three different distribution points within the country.

Supreme Bulk Fuel Installation 

Supreme Bulk Fuel Installation

It is the second major DLA-E contract for Supreme this year, as the company was also recently awarded a two-year, USD 550 million contract to deliver Jet Fuel, Diesel and Motor Gasoline to ten U.S. FOBs and one Defense Fuel Supply Point (DFSP) in Afghanistan.

Michael Gans, Principal, Supreme Group, said: “This contract win is a reflection of our professionalism and proven expertise in fuel supply solutions. For more than 50 years we have been supporting clients in complex operations in the most challenging regions around the world.  The recent new additions to our fuels portfolio mean that we now operate one of the largest fuel supply networks in Afghanistan, and we are proud to be executing this mission.”

Supreme has received two of DLA’s most esteemed awards since the organizations first started working together; including the ‘New Contractor of the Year Award’ and ‘DLA Vendor Excellence Award – Large Business’.

The company provides integrated fuel supply solutions to defense forces and commercial sector clients in some of the most remote and challenging regions around the world. The company is specialized in the procurement, supply, storage and distribution of ground and aviation fuels.

Supreme has a long history of supporting international organizations and governments, and current clients include the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and leading military forces including the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD). The company provides integrated supply chain solutions, with capabilities including procurement, transportation, storage and full site services. For more information, visit www.supreme-group.net.

Read more about Supreme’s DLA-E contract here

 

About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net

Supreme Group Commences Fuel Operations In Guam

October 07, 2013: Supreme Group, a global leader in the provision of end to end supply chain solutions in challenging environments around the world, has recently commenced fuel operations in Guam following the decision by the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) to award Supreme a five-year contract for the lease, maintenance, operation and management of the airport fuel system at the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport.

Supreme staff in Guam

Some of the Supreme employees operating the GIAA project

The airport fuel system, which currently supports eleven passenger airlines and three cargo airlines, consists of three 10,000 barrel jet fuel storage tanks and one 15,000 gallon tank for AV-gas.

“I am pleased to confirm that Supreme is now fully operational in Guam,” said Andrew Benson, Account Manager – Pacific, Supreme.  “We have hired an excellent team to execute this project, all of whom are local Nationals, and they have ensured a seamless operation from day one. This is an exciting project, as Guam International Airport is one of the busiest regional airports in Asia Pacific, supporting more than 300 flights per week. We look forward to further expanding our operations in this region in the near future,” Benson added.

Supreme provides total end-to-end fuel supply solutions to defense forces and commercial sector clients in some of the most remote and challenging regions around the world. Supreme offers a unique breadth of capabilities – ranging from procurement, transportation, construction and storage through to technology and full site services.  Today, its legacy of proven and trusted performance in challenging environments spans more than fifty years; covering 30 nations across five continents.

Read more about Supreme’s operations in Guam here

 

About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net

DLA-E Awards Supreme Group $550M Fuel Supply & Storage Contract

September 19, 2013Supreme Group, a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in challenging environments around the world, has been awarded a contract for fuel supply and storage by the Defense Logistics Agency – Energy (DLA-E). The two year contract,

Supreme Group Fuel Operation

Supreme Group Fuel Operations

valued at around USD 550 million, is for the delivery of Jet Fuel, Diesel and Motor Gasoline to ten US Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) and one Defense Fuel Supply Point (DFSP) in Afghanistan. The contract is expected to commence on October 01, 2013.

“We are very happy to have been awarded this contract by DLA, which is a reflection of the customer’s confidence in our proven ability to support the U.S. troops in Afghanistan,” said Michael Schuster, Managing Director – Operations, Supreme Group. “Supreme’s well-established Northern Distribution Network (NDN) will be used in conjunction with the Pakistan supply route to furnish the required volumes on a monthly basis.”

Supreme provides total end-to-end fuel supply solutions to defense forces and commercial sector clients in some of the most remote and challenging regions around the world. The company, which is the largest single provider of fuel to NATO in Afghanistan, operates 23 Bulk Fuel Installations around the world with a combined storage capacity in excess of 87 million USG.

Supreme has received two of DLA’s most esteemed awards since the organizations first started working together; including the ‘New Contractor of the Year Award’ and ‘DLA Vendor Excellence Award – Large Business’.

Since 1957 Supreme has delivered logistics support in some of the world’s most remote and hostile locations: safely, reliably and efficiently. Supreme’s capabilities range from procurement, transportation and storage through to technology and full site services.  Today its legacy of proven and trusted performance spans more than fifty years; covering 30 nations across five continents. For more information, visit www.supreme-group.net.

 

About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net

Supreme Group Extends Support for Military Charities During DSEI

September 18, 2013, London, UK: Supreme Group has made a donation totalling £12,500 to its charity partners SSAFA and Combat Stress during the DSEI exhibition at ExCeL London.

“We are proud to support the service men, women and families of the British Armed Forces, both on the front lines and at home. Our donation goes towards funding essential services that are important lifelines for people with physical, emotional or psychological wounds,” said Major General Jeff Mason (Ret), Supreme’s Commercial Director for Europe and the Commonwealth. “We also support several other veterans groups and charitable organisations in other areas around the world,” he added.

Supreme Group - General Sir Kevin O' Donoghue Chairman of SSAFA and Michelle Campbell Corporate Partnership Manager Combat Stress accept the cheque from Major General

Supreme Group – General Sir Kevin O’ Donoghue Chairman of SSAFA and Michelle Campbell Corporate Partnership Manager Combat Stress accept the cheque from Major General

SSAFA provides practical, emotional and financial support to serving British forces, veterans and their families; supporting more than 50,000 people each year through their network of 7,500 specially trained volunteers across 92 branches. The charity, which has been operating since 1885, provides a range of various services including mentoring, accommodation, disability assistance and support groups. SSAFA is DSEI’s official charity partner.

“We are delighted that Supreme has agreed to work with us and fund a specially trained case worker. We also look forward to the Christmas Dinner that Supreme will be providing at one of the SSAFA Norton Homes over the festive season. This is an excellent opportunity to bring joy and hope into the lives of troops and their families during what is often a difficult and emotionally challenging time,” said Karen Woodgate, Corporate and Event Manager, SSAFA.

Read more about this event here 

About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.