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GP Week : Issue 225
Omnicane Limited, is a public company listed on the Official List of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. It is a leader of the modern sugarcane industry born of Mauritius’s centuries-old sugar industry. Its primary activity consists in the cultivation of sugarcane and the production of refined sugar, bioethanol, thermal energy, and electricity. The Company is involved in electric power generation in two units, such as Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations (Saint Aubin) Limited and Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations (La Baraque) Limited. The Company is also involved in vegetable, palm heart, fresh water shrimp and venison production, as well as flower production, which includes Anthurium andreanum for the export market. Other activities include logistics through Omnicane Logistics for transport of cane, sugar, molasses and rocks, among others. It is also involved in stone crushing for aggregates for the building industry through Sud Concassage Ltée. The company prides itself on its unique systemic ability to carry out those productions in integration, with resulting optimal efficiency and minimal waste. Logistics and haulage are an integral part of Omnicane’s primary operations, while judicious property planning and development is central to the strength and growth of the business. Territoriality Mauritius is Omnicare’s home and Africa its natural choice for further expansion in the sugarcane industry and the production of electricity from renewable sources. Taking forward the company’s vertical integration, it also has a sizeable interest in marketing of sugar and its value added products in the United Kingdom. Vision “To be an inspiration for sustainable development in our operations.” mission Omnicane strives to make the utmost sustainable use of the natural resources at its disposal, for the benefit of all. culture Ominicare’s value and cultivate: • Expertise and vision, innovation and know-how, research and enterprise as a business operator; • Inclusiveness, fairness, and the development of personal potential as an employer; • Transparency and openness in our dealings with all stakeholders; • Integrity above all else. sustainability engagement In living up to its vision and mission, Ominicare strives to profoundly research, develop and operate to meet the needs of today without compromising those of the future. Omnicare consciously operate for the benefit of people, planet and prosperity by: • Being a responsible corporate citizen, valuing our people, engaging constructively with our local communities and actively supporting numerous local and national NGOs • Developing our collective ecoconsciousness to promote cleaner production and judicious use of natural resources Embracing sound business models to develop resilience and achieve long term growth. For more information, go to www.omnicane.com Double world champion Fernando Alonso has admitted that a switch to another racing category is tempting because Formula One is not as exciting as it used to be. Despite points in Hungary it's been a tought season for Alonso at the moment, his latest disappointment coming when his Honda powered McLaren broke down in qualifying on Saturday. This then saw the Spaniard pushing his contender back to the pits and sitting the rest of the session out. The car ran a penalty free fifth engine for the year in Hungary, however Honda hasn’t used any of their available tokens to upgrade the powerplant, leaving all seven to be used in the second half of the season. It's these restrictions, such as the engine tokens, minimal testing and a proposed 21 race calendar in 2016, that are at the root of Alonso’s change of mood. “With no testing, with these tyres, with these limitations, with the calendar for example next year, there is the temptation of other categories,” he told the AFP. “I love motorsport, all the categories. But it is true that F1 is not exactly the same, or as exciting, as it was in the past, at least to me. Now, we have our hands tied for the season. So, when we take the car to Barcelona, or Jerez, for the first testitisacoinintheairand,if it is competitive, you will have a good season. And if it is not competitive, you will have a bad season. “It was more fun before, we had some freedom in terms of testing and in terms of improving the car as well,” he explained. “You find your car that is not competitive in the first quarter of the season and then you have some solutions and maybe you end up in a competitive way. But now Mercedes will win all the races and Manor will be last in all the races, with more or less sensors or more or less input of driver or team.” Alonso has not been on the top step of the podium for two years and is becoming more and more frustrated by racing at the back of the field while Mercedes dominate. 15 GPWEEK.com // 15 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: F1 >>> news f1 ruLes couLd see aLonso running eLsewhere