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Supreme Foundation continues to prove Supreme Group’s dedication to improving global education
(Kabul, Afghanistan: July, 2013): Supreme Foundation, a registered charitable trust established by the global supply chain solutions provider Supreme Group, donated essential classroom supplies and textbooks for students at the Karwan Elm Educational Center in Kabul. It is the third school since April 2013 to benefit from the Foundation’s ongoing education program, Action Afghanistan, which provides support to disadvantaged students in Afghanistan.
Education has always been a concern for the Supreme Foundation; however, the issue of education in Afghanistan is one that the Supreme Group is focusing on. With the gift of textbooks, tables, chairs, white boards, notice boards and stationery school kits, as well as teacher supplies including encyclopedias, multi-lingual storybooks and art materials, Supreme Group’s Supreme Foundation is focusing on putting children first. Knowing the importance of school supplies and supplies needed to teach, the Supreme Foundation is dedicated to improving education conditions around the world. Karwan Elm Educational Center is an independent, non-profit, non-political institution that provides education to around 200 students, half of which study for free.
“Around 70 per cent of Afghanistan’s population is under the age of 25. This represents a great opportunity, as education can play a huge role in ensuring the future peace and prosperity of our country. We need support from organizations, as many students are too poor to receive a formal education, so we are grateful for the assistance of [Supreme Group’s] Supreme Foundation.”
– Farhad Nasiri, Director of the Karwan Elm Education Center
Supreme Group’s Director of Communications and Treasurer of Supreme Foundation, Victoria Frost, commented: “Supreme Foundation makes investments in projects that help children to develop the skills and knowledge to lead successful and sustainable lives. Our assistance has helped thousands of children and families survive amidst the ravages of brutal winters, wars, famines and severe deprivation. We are proud to work with community leaders to achieve real results and improve the lives of children.”
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 Foundation has made substantial investments in schools, healthcare facilities, and housing developments in Bosnia, the Ivory Coast and Afghanistan.
Supreme Group is a leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in some of the world’s most challenging and remote locations. The Group has operated in Afghanistan for more than 10 years in support of many of the world’s leading organizations, governments and diplomatic missions.
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(July 18, 2013): As a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in challenging environments around the world, Supreme Group is continuing its work in Asia with a new contract in Mongolia. This is their first catering operation in the country.
The project, which commenced in May 2013, was awarded to the Supreme Group by one of Mongolia’s largest industrial holding companies. The contract is for the provision of food supply and camp services to workers in a road construction camp in the South Gobi Desert. This operation will be run by New Gobi Supreme; a joint venture between Global Supreme Group Mongolia, LLC and a subsidiary of the Newcom Group.
“We are very excited to be bringing our decades of expertise gained from working alongside the world’s leading military forces and applying this to the mining, construction and energy sectors in Mongolia,” said Nicolas Crowley, Supreme’s Commercial Director, Oil, Gas & Mining. “We have hired local nationals, Mongolian suppliers and Mongolian transport companies to help us execute our work in Mongolia, as we are committed to supporting the local communities in the areas in which we operate.”
New Gobi Supreme provides end-to-end supply chain, construction and site service solutions in Mongolia and the broader Gobi region. The partnership’s unique advantage is that it combines local Mongolian capabilities with Supreme Group’s global strength and proven expertise. This company utilizes the proficiencies of both partners to offer full supply chain solutions, with specialized skills in construction, food supply and site services.
Supreme Group established its Mongolian operations in 2012. 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.
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Supreme Group to Highlight New Concepts in Total Support Force and Contractor Expeditionary Logistics at DSEI 2013
July 10, 2013, London, UK: As a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in challenging environments around the world, Supreme Group will highlight the new concepts in the Total Support Force model and contractor expeditionary logistics during DSEI 2013, the defence and security exhibition being held at ExCel London from September 10 – 13, 2013.
A Total Support Force should be capable of deploying and operating with fully integrated support capabilities derived from a pre-planned mix of military (both regular and reserve) and contractors. By combining these respective strengths and expertise, military operations will benefit from operational effectiveness and efficiencies.
“This is about both being at least as effective and more efficient, whilst allowing the military to focus on what it does best and enabling industry to do what it does best,” said Major General (Ret) Jeff Mason, Supreme’s Commercial Director for Europe and the Commonwealth. “It is about creating a seamless link between the home base and deployed operations, so there are no operational gaps in-theatre. For instance, allowing contractors to operate contracts on the home base and then deploying those same teams to theatre creates an unmatched level of operational efficiency and familiarity with operating processes. Although the Total Support Force concept has been floated for several years, there are interesting new developments and examples that we will be sharing during DSEI.”
During the event, Supreme will also be discussing contractor expeditionary logistics, and the benefits that can be availed by providing intimate support to the deployed military through early entry, campaigning and redeployment. The Afghanistan redeployment, and the need for a centralized mechanism to advertise and offer retrograde solutions to reduce the burdens on military forces, is another key area of focus. Subject matter experts will be available at Supreme’s stand S2-276 during DSEI.
“In recent years, contractors have demonstrated that they can establish operations in challenging environments, even in conflict zones, independently and successfully; arriving before and leaving after military forces. Moving forward, this will be a huge advantage for the military as it means defence forces can literally hit the ground running as there will be no “down time” waiting for support services to be established. The integration between defence and contractor operations offers exciting possibilities and we are proud to be leveraging our skills in operating alongside military forces to contribute to this dialogue,” Major General (Ret) Jeff Mason concluded.
Supreme Group is a leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions in some of the world’s most challenging and remote locations. The Group’s current clients include the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and military forces including the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the US Department of Defense (DoD). Supreme has been the sole food logistics provider for the MoD in international operations outside of the UK since 1997.
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July 5, 2013, Africa – Supreme has recently launched a Local First Program in Africa; an initiative designed to enhance community development through the hiring and training of local nationals for management positions within the company. The program was initiated in the Ivory Coast in May 2013, with plans to expand to more of Supreme’s operations across Africa in future.
A Management Training Program is being implemented to increase the number of African Nationals in Supreme’s workforce, which currently stands at 75 per cent across five countries in Africa. The first group of managers from the Ivory Coast has been recruited and completed management training at Supreme’s international offices. In the next few months, Supreme will be conducting training in other locations so as to enhance the skills and develop the career succession plans of employees.
“Supreme is committed to providing employment and career development opportunities in local communities where we operate. The employment opportunities we provide enable local employees to learn new skills, earn a decent wage, and provide for their families,” said Victoria Frost, Director of Corporate Development, Marketing & Communications, Supreme Group. “This also makes good business sense as we improve the agility and effectiveness of our operations by understanding the local cultures and requirements fluently.”
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