sustainability

DP World head office in Jebel Ali achieves carbon neutrality
DP World’s global headquarters in Jebel Ali is now carbon neutral with regards to its consumption, as a result of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the building’s rooftop and car park.
DP World contracts SirajPower for JAFZA solar plant installation
SirajPower will deliver a first batch of 15 MW to DP World’s facilities in Dubai located at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and National Industries Park, with a 22-year lease agreement to help the company save its energy consumption.
Five leading port groups promote sustainability through mass-recycling initiative
Aluminium cans are one of the most recyclable waste items, while mobile phones are e-waste that contain many valuable resources as well as toxic components that can negatively impact both human health and the environment if disposed of improperly.
Drydocks World to retrofit Dubai shipyard to save AED1.4-million in energy costs
Etihad ESCO partners with Drydocks World to reduce energy consumption through retrofitting
Masdar City unveils first autonomous transport system
Abu Dhabi's flagship sustainable urban development plans to add fleet of seven Autonom Shuttles in 2019.
Agility carbon measurement tool certified by the Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust’s assurance allows Agility to demonstrate that its carbon reporting methodology and processes comply with the organization’s reporting guidance for transparency and accuracy.
Carlsberg Group redesigns packaging to be more environmentally friendly
The brewery group expects that by dispensing with shrink-wrapping in its can packs, up to 76 per cent of plastic can be saved – in absolute figures this amounts to around 1,000 tons per year, when fully rolled out.
DB Schenker picks Amana to build solar plant on Dubai warehouse
The solar PV system will be composed of 7,000 high-efficiency 72-cell solar modules and other state-of-the-art proprietary components expected to generate 3,675 MWh of energy during its first year of operation.
Comment: It’s time the construction supply chain went green
Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian, lecturer in Supply Chain Management, School of Business, Middlesex University Dubai, says each supply chain stake holder in construction needs to step up to enact green policies.
Case Study: Mars chocolates' sustainability achievement
Mars Chocolates is repurposing chocolate waste as fuel, turning wrappers into furniture, supplying irrigation water from its waste run-off and harnessing solar power to run its factories, as it seeks to establish the most sustainable supply chain in the region.
VIDEO: MARS GCC pioneers use of chocolate waste as fuel in Dubai
The use of chocolate waste as fuel is an example of the three-pronged approach that MARS has taken to making its supply chain more sustainable.
Aramex plans GCC-wide rollout of electric delivery fleet
Aramex has added ten electric vehicles to its fleet in Amman, Jordan as part of a longer-term strategic move by Aramex to convert the entire fleet to electric vehicles.

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