Dubai – Masaader News
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) issued its fifth annual Sustainability Report 2017 as part of its efforts to enhance the country’s competitiveness and Dubai’s status as a global centre for sustainability and green economy. This step is in line with its commitment to share its performance and best practices with its partners and stakeholders, and engaging them in their path to sustainability.
The report highlights DEWA’s efforts to promote sustainability in all its environmental, social and economic aspects, providing a sustainable model for energy and water conservation, and supporting economic growth without harming the environment and its natural resources. DEWA will also implement and adopt the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s greatest corporate sustainability initiative, announced by DEWA earlier this year, to become the UAE’s first government utility to join the UNGC and adopt its ten basic principles in the fields of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The report also highlights DEWA’s achievements in support of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 to address the pressing environmental, political and economic challenges the world is facing.
“DEWA has always been keen on publishing its annual Sustainability Report as part of its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility. The fifth Sustainability Report demonstrates our efforts during 2017 and our key role in achieving comprehensive sustainable development in Dubai and the UAE, and supports the main tracks and strategic objectives of the long-term national initiative ‘A Green Economy for Sustainable Development’ that was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build a green economy in the UAE. The report is a comprehensive and reliable reference of our achievements from the past year towards reaching the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071 and the UAE Vision 2021 that aim to transform the UAE into one of the best countries in the world. DEWA also plays a key role in achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to make Dubai a global centre for clean energy and green economy, and provide 75% of Dubai’s clean energy by 2050. DEWA also supports the Demand Side Management Strategy that aims to reduce energy and water consumption by 30% by 2030,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.