DP World in deal to cut carbon emissions
Dubai, June 4, 2013
Global marine terminal operator DP World has signed a MoU with the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) to review its operations in the region and identify energy reduction opportunities.
The five-year agreement, inked on the eve of World Environment Day, heralds 22 per cent cut in container carbon emissions worldwide and 42 per cent in UAE Region operations since 2008, said a statement from the company.
The initial phase of the agreement will see DCCE review DP World practices, explore and identify energy reduction opportunities to implement in line with international standards, it stated.
The deal was signed by DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem and DCCE chairman Waleed Salman in the presence of Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the vice chairman of DSCE.
Ahmed Al Muhairbi, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Energy, Jamal Majid bin Thaniah, the vice chairman of DP World and Mohammed Sharaf, DP World Group CEO also attended the ceremony.
Lauding DP World, Al Tayer said: "The group's commitment towards low-carbon development proves the evolution of Dubai’s industry. We have seen many framework agreements being signed and strategies being developed with the Dubai Carbon Centre and we are hoping that all of Dubai’s major entities emulate DP World."
Ahmed bin Sulayem said: "One of our key objectives is to integrate responsible business practices into our daily activities, growing our business in a sustainable manner. Evidence of that is the 22 per cent reduction in carbon emissions per box move across global operations since 2008 and a 42 per cent reduction per box move in our UAE region in the same period."
Waleed Salman, said as a key pillar of Dubai’s economy, DCCE is delighted to partner with DP World in its efforts to promote sustainability and care for the environment.
"DCCE is a leading consultant on sustainability, energy efficiency and carbon reduction in the UAE. It specializes in the design and incubation of greenhouse gas reduction measures. Services include emission reduction certification, carbon enhanced energy saving and performance contracting; carbon abatement strategies, green finance and investment," he added.-TradeArabia News Service