DP World recognised with prestigious award
DP World’s environmental credentials were recognised today, with the announcement the firm has received a Golden Peacock award for environmental management in India.
Held at the Leela Kempinski, New Dehli, the marine terminal operator was recognised for its many initiatives in environment management, some of which include; optimising natural resources such as rain water, introducing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for the staff of DP World, Nhava Sheva, changing the equipment and administration building lights to low energy using LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) to reduce electricity consumption, and organising an oil spill cleanup drive with employees to protect the mangroves and the marine environment around the terminal.
India’s Home Minister, Shri P Chidambaram, was the guest of honour at the ceremony, held during the 13th World Congress on Environment Management (WCEM).
Receiving the award, Anil Singh, senior vice president and managing director, DP World, Subcontinent Region, said: “We are delighted that our environmental efforts in Mumbai have been recognised with this important award. We have initiated a wide range of environmental best practices across the region to make a very real difference to the environment, in line with DP World’s overall commitment to preserving the environment in all communities in which we operate.”
DP World is a signatory of the Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change.