The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) - the world's biggest corporate sustainability initiative - becoming the first UAE government utility to join the initiative and adopt its 10 basic principles in the fields of human rights,
Dewa said the move is in line with its keenness to support global sustainability initiatives and programmes, and to enhance its leading position among sustainable
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD
"(Sustainability) is included in everything we do and in the projects we implement. We manage our projects while taking into consideration the three dimensions of sustainability, including economic, environmental, and social dimensions.
"We are also committed to issuing the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4) Sustainability Report. It aims to introduce stakeholders to Dewa's performance and its administrative practices regarding sustainability, in the fields of economy, environment, society, and governance. This indicates the high level that Dewa has reached in the field of global sustainability reporting. The programme was launched by the GRI in 2016," added Al Tayer.
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary initiative aiming to encourage companies and