Emirates Group hosts environment expo
Dubai, June 10, 2010
The Emirates Group is hosting a week-long environmental exhibition to raise awareness of environmental issues among staff and visitors, to celebrate World Environment Day.
The exhibitions have been set up in the Emirates Group’s headquarters and the Emirates Holidays buildings in Dubai, with environmental documentaries being screened throughout the week, from June 6 to 10.
The headquarters display includes the Seeds of Change Exhibition, presented by leading non-government organisation Soka Gakkai International (SGI), in collaboration with The Earth Charter. Other exhibits include a live biodiversity display with fish, insects and amphibians from the main ecosystems in the UAE, and large installations of recyclable materials collected across the group.
Emirates and Dnata employees currently recycle a wide variety of materials in the workplace, a statement said.
“It is an opportunity to learn more about our impact on the environment and to make a personal pledge to improve your environmental footprint at work and home,” stated Paul Zissermann, manager Environment Affairs for Emirates Group.
“Emirates is working hard to be one of the leading airlines in terms of environmental performance and eco-efficiency,” he added.
In addition to investing in modern aircraft, the company leads the way in developing luxury-based conservation tourism, such as the Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, located on the 225 km2 Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and the newly-opened Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa in the Blue Mountains of Australia.-TradeArabia News Service