RAK FTZ holds client seminar on environment
Ras Al Khaimah, July 27, 2009
Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) recently conducted a seminar for their Industrial Park clients to highlight the latest environmental guidelines and introduce the advantages of the Environmental Performance Card (EPC).
Oussama El Omari, CEO of RAK FTZ, said that safeguarding the environment is one of the key commitments of RAK FTZ and this includes assisting their clients in implementing environmental guidelines.
“The EPC will ensure that we all abide by the Federal laws and regulations,” said El Omari. “At the same time, it will also help us promote business opportunities and compete better within the local, regional and international markets.”
Yahya Ramadan Al Balushi, senior environmental researcher – Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW), said that all industrial sectors are required to comply with the MoEW-established EPC guidelines to ensure an environmentally sustainable future.
Through a monitoring program and regular environmental audits, the EPC will ensure that companies abide by environmental policy and relevant Federal requirements.
MOEW, in collaboration with the free zone, will also conduct training with regard to various health, safety, and environment (HSE) issues available to RAK FTZ staff and clients.
Al Balushi also outlined the requirements and process, which includes the submission of environmental permit and an environment impact assessment (EIA) report, designed for industrial establishment’s compliance with EPC guidelines, and will ensure sustainable business growth without adverse health effects in working and public environments.
The RAK FTZ Engineering Department stressed that the engineering department is committed to assist the investors as much as possible to reach their desired environmental goals, and to sustain HSE issues in the free zone.
More than 40 industrial company managers who attended the event expressed interest in starting the process of application for the EPC. – TradeArabia News Service