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15.06.2013, 14:18

DEWA launches green procurement programme

Author: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority to "further promote the use of green technological solutions and sustainable energy" through the programme.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has launched its 'Green Procurement Programme' - a new, eco-friendly initiative which is designed to promote the use of green technological solutions and sustainable energy to preserve the environment and benefit the community economically and socially.

The Programme aims to promote the purchase of green materials from authorised suppliers who provide sustainable and eco-friendly supplies. Through the programme, DEWA aims to reduce waste, promote recycling, and encourage stakeholders to rationalise the use of various materials, to avoid a negative impact on the environment.

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer © DEWA
"Led by our vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, we are committed to implementing an integrated strategy for conserving our precious natural resources for generations to come. We adopt the highest environmental standards across our various activities and operations. DEWA works in line with the vision of Dubai Government to promote green initiatives. The Green Procurement Programme will help us to reduce the use of natural resources, promote recycled materials, minimise waste, and raise awareness on conservation. This will contribute to reduce expenses on the long run, and further position DEWA as an international model in the field of sustainability and environment," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

The programme implements the highest international quality standards in accordance with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS). The programme aims to follow these standards when buying, recycling, and using materials.

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