RAK FTZ wins top environment award
Ras Al Khaimah, January 14, 2014
The Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) has won the Environment Protection and Development Authority award for the best environment practices in the emirate.
The competition took place under three categories: federal government entities, local government entities and hotels.
The RAK FTZ won under the local government category, based on a list of standards that includes organising corporate environmental events, promoting green areas, reducing the usage of paper, reducing electricity and water consumption, efficient waste management and environment, health and safety (EHS) initiatives across the organisation.
EPDA aims to protect the environment and the sustainability of its resources. It provides environmental awareness services and promotes the concept of environmental citizenship through the application of environmental laws and regulations. It also conducts studies and research that contribute to the protection of natural resources.
Peter Fort, chief executive officer of RAK FTZ, said: “Environmental protection is a top priority and it gives us immense pleasure to receive the EPDA award. We are continuously looking at ways to curb the environmental impact of our processes.”
Eyad Ismail, head of Engineering Department, added: “We introduced many new environment protection schemes last year, including setting up a safe and comfortable work environment, paperless office initiative, save electricity competition, save energy awareness campaign, fire and safety awareness campaign, fire drills, fixing water-saving faucets in taps, planting trees, sending paper for recycling and others.” - TradeArabia News Service