sustainability

  • Government and business leaders call for unified regional sustainability approach at 7th Arabia CSR Forum opening

    The high-level 7th Arabia CSR Forum, the latest edition of the leading annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability forum in the Arab region, officially opened today (October 19, 2016) amidst mounting calls for a unified regional approach to sustainability. Being held under the patronage of the League of Arab States (LAS) and in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the two-day forum organized by the Arabia CSR Network, a UAE-based regional think tank, is a climate-neutral event which will run until October 20, 2016.  

  • Pringles drum off event

    Pringles held a one of a kind and exciting live drum-off event using sustainable drum sets made completely from Pringles cans, at City Centre Mirdif, hosted and judged by not one, but two top talents from the region:  

  • 5th edition of the District Cooling Stakeholders Summit hosts more than 20 industry leaders

    As the world shifts towards sustainability and 'green technologies', countries in the Middle East have made tremendous progress towards cleaner, greener and efficient technological models. With the Middle East being home to some of the warmest countries on the planet, air conditioning accounts for over 50 percent of peak power load in the region. Hence, strategies towards efficient air conditioning in the region will make a significant impact on conserving energy and resources.

  • A Green Economy Bridge between Dubai and Turin

    The city of Turin (Italy) became a Strategic Partner of the Dubai Green Economy Partnership (Dubai GEP). The Secretary General of Dubai GEP, HE Fahad Al Gergawi and the Mayor of Turin, Mrs Chiara Appendino, met in Dubai FDI to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which supports both entities’ vision towards becoming global leaders in the realm of green economy. The MoU establishes a collaboration and will provide mutual support to both parties that will build a bridge between the two cities.

  • A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONALLY OPERATING EMPLOYERS

    As the field of global Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and workplace wellness is evolving, so is our understanding of its impact on business andits place in sustainabilityreporting.Lost working time, treatment and rehabilitation fees, are estimated to cost global business $2.8 trillion a year[1], and the business sector has recognised the increasing value created in taking a more holistic approach to health.

  • Ajman Sewerage ups its water conservation efforts by advocating flow regulating devices

    Echoing their commitment towards water management, Ajman Sewerage Private Company Limited (ASPCL) has once again accelerated its efforts towards environmental sustainability and the preservation of strategic water resources.

  • Al Naboodah Group Enterprises Creates Sustainable Futures for its Labour Workforce with Internationally-Accredited Skills Training

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses is creating a sustainable future for its 12,000-plus labourers by developing or ‘upskilling’ their talent with its Trade School. Launched in 2016 by Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG), the construction business of ANGE, the Trade School has since ‘unlocked the potential’ of more than 6,000 labourers, providing them with the opportunity to refresh their skills, or develop a new trade for vocational growth.

  • Al Naboodah Group Enterprises leads discussion on supply chain management and sustainability

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, took a leadership role on supply chain best practices by hosting its first Supply Chain Stakeholder Conference. With a strong theme of sustainability, the event was one in a series of measures that ANGE is undertaking to emphasise its commitment to adopt socially responsible practices throughout the supply chain.

  • Al-Futtaim Motors reinforces its environmental leadership with a large desert clean-up initiative

    Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino and Toyota Material Handling Equipment and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, recently conducted a company-wide environmental initiative that saw more than 300 associates undertake a desert cleaning project in association with Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police and Dubai Rescue.

  • Al-Futtaim Motors sees stellar growth in its hybrid sales

    Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has announced an unprecedented increase in its Toyota hybrid sales led by the Prius and Camry hybrid, registering 535% and 430% growth respectively in the first half of this year, in comparison to the same period in 2016.

  • Al-Futtaim Motors shares future vision of low carbon hydrogen society

    Toyota, leading car brand in sustainable mobility, exclusively distributed in the UAE by Al-Futtaim Motors, was a key speaker at the Clean Air Forum, an event hosted by the Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi, and the Department of Economic Department, where it shared not only its achievements in the field of sustainable mobility over the course of the past 9 years but also its vision of the future zero-emissions motoring in the UAE.

  • Arabia CSR Network successfully completes training on new ‘GRI Standards for Sustainability Reporting’

    The Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East’s leading training service provider and think tank, successfully held a comprehensive training course on GRI Standards for Sustainability Reporting in Dubai recently at the Millennium Plaza Hotel where participants from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and France were introduced to a new set of GRI standards for sustainability reporting during the lectures, discussions, exercises, and case studies. 

  • Arabia CSR Network to hold one-day clinic to increase awareness on application process for CSR awards

    Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East region’s leading training service provider and think tank, will be holding a one-day clinic for applicants and potential participants of the annual ‘Arabia CSR Awards,’ the region’s most prestigious CSR awards, to support them in preparing their applications. The clinic, which will take place on April 10, 2017 at the Millennium Plaza Hotel in Dubai, is expected to give CSR and sustainability champions a better understanding of the application process and the necessary documentation it entails.

  • Arabia CSR Networks Certified Training on Fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability

    Arabia CSR Network will conduct a certified training on fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability on 6th – 9th November, 2016 in Dubai. This essential training which is the first of a series of certified trainings, guarantees to equip a wide range of participants that are looking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of CSR and Sustainability including CSR team member tasked with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) responsibilities, as well as consultants, freelancers and researchers with organizational knowledge about how best to develop an effective CSR and Sustainability practice.

  • Armani Hotel Dubai Awarded First Green Globe Certification

    As a key part of its vision to operate sustainably, Armani Hotel Dubai has been awarded its first Green Globe certification.

  • Armani Hotel Dubai wins ‘Green Globe’ certification for sustainability best practices

    Armani Hotel Dubai, the luxury hotel in the iconic Burj Khalifa, has won its first Green Globe certification, underlining its commitment to sustainability best practices.

  • At Caresse Bodrum, an ‘eco-luxe’ approach is wooing a new generation of Gulf nationals

    Rising environmental awareness coupled with the cachet of ‘eco’ destinations is driving demand for ethical tourism, says the manager of an exclusive Turkish hotel.

  • AUS wins top awards at the Sustainable Campus Initiative

    A team of faculty members and students from the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has won two major awards at the Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI), Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, EAD, held in partnership with Borouge. The awards reinforce the university’s focus on research, innovation and sustainability.

  • Booz Allen Hamilton Outlines Robust Innovation Strategies to Seize the Potential of the Energy and Utilities Sector in the UAE

    The energy and utilities sector in the UAE must harness innovative strategies to overcome some of the greatest sustainability challenges in the GCC, Booz Allen Hamilton has said in a report titled ‘The Future is Innovation’.

  • Consumers in UAE Can Now Claim the Use of Renewable Energy with I-RECs

    Dubai Carbon has signed an agreement with I-REC Standard, the international organisation that facilitates robust attribute tracking systems for the reliable procurement of renewable electricity, thus becoming the exclusive local issuer of RECs in the UAE, it was announced today.