DIC joins ‘Clean Up the UAE’ campaign
Dubai, December 22, 2009
Dubai Industrial City, the leading manufacturing destination and a member of Tecom Investments, announced that it had officially participated in the ‘Clean Up the UAE’ 2009 campaign.
As part of the program, it had opened up its premises to a number of participants, including employees of the industrial township as well as its tenant companies.
This year’s clean-up campaign witnessed the participation of thousands of people and support from the public and private sector organisations from all over the UAE, With more than 60 locations mapped out to carry out the clean-up and a collection of more than 65.5 tons.
Launched by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) in 2002, the community-based annual environmental campaign brings together volunteers who collect tonnes of litter and wastes from ports, beaches and wadis. The campaign is part of the ‘Clean Up the World’ programme that inspires and empowers individuals and communities from all over the world to clean up, fix and take steps to preserve the environment.
“The initiative is also supported by Tecom Investments’ sustainable development policies spearheaded by the Sustainable Energy and Environment Division (SEED), which continues to successfully guide organisations within the group on saving costs through green measures,” said Rashid Al Ansari, vice-president of Dubai Industrial City.
The Dubai Industrial City initiative follows last year’s participation when staff members of the destination took part in a beach clean-up drive as part of the campaign, as well as the relocation of wildlife from the industrial destination.
In 2008, Dubai Industrial City, successfully ensured the secure transfer of more than 900 endangered wildlife species from the 560 million sq ft project site to Al Marmoom conservation reserve, a dedicated Dubai Government wildlife reserve. The operation was carried out within 24 hours of capturing the wildlife species, in strict compliance with the codes of global wildlife relocation guidelines.
Dubai Industrial City features six dedicated zones for food and beverage, base metal, mineral products, chemicals, transport equipment and parts, as well as machinery and mechanical equipment.-TradeArabia News Service