DEWA participates in 7th Arabia CSR Forum 2016

DUBAI, 19th October, 2016 (WAM)–Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has reiterated DEWA’s joining towards implementing a directives of Dubai Government, and a plan to grasp amicable development, while stability efforts to support sustainable, social, economic, and environmental expansion in Dubai, to urge a peculiarity of life, and grasp a complacency of all adults and residents.

Al Tayer done a matter during a 7th Arabia CSR Forum 2016, attended by Habiba Al Marashi, President and Founder of a Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN), Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Tuwaijri, Assistant Secretary-General, Head of a Economic Affairs zone during a League of Arab States, and Dr. Abdullah Al Dardari, a Deputy Executive Secretary of a United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

The 7th Arabia CSR Forum 2016, organized by Arabia CSR Network, is hold from 19th – 20th Oct during a Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay, underneath a thesis ‘Accelerating a Arab Sustainable Development Agenda by Innovation and Collaboration.’ The forum witnessed a appearance of pivotal preference makers, and informal and general experts in a margin of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and hold underneath a clientele of Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim At-Twaijri, Assistant Under-Secretary General of Economic Affairs during a League of Arab States, in partnership with United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP).

“DEWA will continue a efforts towards ancillary a social, economic, and environmental expansion of a Emirate, by heading projects and initiatives in amicable development. We are desirous by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to grasp a UAE Vision 2021, and a Dubai Plan 2021, to renovate Dubai into a smart, integrated, and connected city that uses a resources sustainably,” pronounced Al Tayer.

“DEWA plays a vital purpose in compelling a enlightenment of receptive expenditure in Dubai, and takes priority in organising village campaigns to make a certain change in how we use electricity and water. This helps to rise eco-friendly practices among all village members. By rising initiatives to revoke electricity and H2O use during a final 7 years, DEWA managed to save 1.344 gigawatt (GW) of electricity, and 5.6 billion majestic gallons of water, saving AED 841 million. These numbers simulate people’s grant to inhabitant and general efforts to extent meridian change and tellurian warming by adopting a certain poise during work, and during home,” combined Al Tayer.

“DEWA supports a “My Community A City for Everyone” initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of a Executive Council of Dubai, to renovate Dubai into a entirely disability-friendly city by 2020, by creation each bid to inspire people with disabilities to be some-more concerned with a community. The beginning also supports a infirm in overcoming certain obstacles, providing equal opportunities and rights, and compelling and progressing amicable cohesion,” he said.

“As a outcome of a ongoing efforts in CS, DEWA won dual awards from a Arab Organisation for CSR. These are a Golden Shield Award in environmental charge for DEWA’s Neighbourhood Campaign, and a Certificate of Excellence in technological creation for DEWA’s mobile photovoltaic-powered reverse-osmosis seawater-desalination plant. We also won 3 awards during a Smart Cities Summit and Awards 2016 during a World CSR Day activities in Mumbai, India. DEWA won in a Best Smart City Initiative difficulty for a Green Charger Initiative, in further to winning a Configuration and Deployment of Smart City Infrastructure 2016 difficulty for a Dubai Smart Soil Initiative. DEWA also perceived a endowment for Most Powerful Smart City Leaders.”

DEWA perceived a MVO8000 Global acceptance in CSR, apropos a initial supervision physique in Dubai to do so. DEWA has also achieved an modernized turn in requesting ISO26000 in CSR. DEWA was also one of a initial organisations in a GCC and a Middle East to accept a 8000-2008SA certificate in CSR in 2010,” pronounced Al Tayer.

“These general achievements simulate a efforts to offer a community, and a efforts to exercise CSR strategies, formed on a top general standards and practices,” he said.

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