Across the UAE, businesses are being urged to improve their green credentials and involve them in their CSR policies.
Amongst the organisations taking part in the June’s CSR Summit is the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which will demonstrate how it is “locking CSR into its core business”.
“We have been working hard to improve the environmental performance of our head office since 1998. Originally, we were focused on water and energy efficiency but in 2007 we began focusing on waste management and recycling, and in 2008 we decided to extend our efforts to include green transport and purchasing.” Continue reading
The Energy Institute is calling on all public and private sector organisations to take a more responsible and strategic approach towards energy efficiency in the workplace. The Institute’s Knowledge Manager Gareth Parkes, in an article published on i-fm.net, also cites the new international standard ISO 5001 as a way of establishing the necessary systems and processes. Continue reading
A survey carried out by the Carbon Trust shows that there will be considerably more pressure on suppliers to multi-national companies to maintain accurate records of their carbon performance. Those that don’t may find themselves losing out on bigger contracts.
The survey showed that 58% of multi-national companies will be prepared to pay a premium to low carbon suppliers, because of the positive impact it has on their own carbon footprint. It also indicated that 29% of suppliers could lose coveted positions in ‘green supply chains’ if they fail to maintain adequate records on carbon performance. Continue reading
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