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GP Week : Issue 226
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 14 GPWEEK.com // 14 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: F1 >>> news Organisers in Belgium gave the fans what they wanted, only for the drivers to complain and have it taken away. Prior to the Belgian Grand Prix weekend a new kerb was installed at Radillion, the left hander at the top of Eau Rouge, the corner lovingly referred to by the teams and drivers as 'Turn 4'. It was installed in an attempt at preventing drivers abusing track limits, a problem which became evident at the circuit during the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps sports car race a few weeks before Formula 1 arrived. The kerb was one of a number of minor revisions to the complex which included a Vallelunga kerb and combination kerbing in the fabled sequence of corners. However it was the addition of new strips behind the kerbing at Radillion that caused concerns. Jenson Button described it as "a bit scary," suggesting it would certainly deter drivers from abusing the limits of the track. "It does make it harder and if you run a bit wide you don't want tohitit-youwanttogotothe left of it rather than go over it," he said. He wasn't the only one who was less than enthusiastic with the drivers raising it at the Driver's Briefing on Friday night. Not everyone was in favour of having the kerb removed, Marcus Ericsson in particular in favour leaving the kerb alone. "I think it is good because always on places where you can cut the corner, it is always a tendency as drivers to go as fast as possible," said the Swede. Ericsson's opinion however counted for nothing, and by Saturday morning the kerb was gone. Instead the FIA issued a note to teams making it clear they'd be keeping a close eye on things, and anyone gaining an advantage by running off the circuit would be penalised. kerb your enthusiasm