MAF malls to support Earth Hour
Dubai, March 27, 2014
UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) shopping malls are taking part in the Earth Hour movement to promote energy-saving practices to reduce energy demand.
Ajman City Centre, Deira City Centre, Fujairah City Centre, Sharjah City Centre, Mirdif City Centre and Mall of the Emirates are switching lights off on March 29 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm along with all participating cities in the world.
“Majid Al Futtaim continues its efforts in reinforcing green initiatives aimed at conserving the planet by fostering environmental sustainability. We work towards achieving the UAE’s Green Vision by promoting best practices in energy conservation,” said Fuad Sharaf, senior director, Majid Al Futtaim - Properties.
“Our participation in the global Earth Hour movement complements the objectives of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 to reduce energy demand by 30 per cent in 2030.”
Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, head of Sustainability at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, said: “At Majid Al Futtaim, we are keen to adopt and support initiatives that contribute to sustainable development.
“We focus on raising the profile of the company to the ranks of the most prominent organisations in the world in terms of the sustainability criteria that we adopt. We focus on rational use of water and energy consumption in our assets, and during the past three years we have been able to reduce energy consumption in our shopping malls by more than 8 per cent and water consumption by 19 per cent.” – TradeArabia News Service