New initiative to encourage green business practices

Empowering local businesses to contribute to the UAE’s environmental vision, a new platform has been launched for the public and private sectors in Abu Dhabi.

Businesses to help in UAE's eco-friendly agendas

The Green Business Network, an initiative by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), seeks to provide a space for organisations in the emirate to learn, promote and share sustainable practices in the workplace.

The main aim is to instigate dialogue and encourage businesses to take action, with a key focus on the areas of marine water quality, air quality, biodiversity and waste.

“Adopting green practices is not only beneficial for our environment in the positive impact it has on local communities and natural ecosystems, but it is also a more economical model for growth and development,” explained HE Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, acting secretary general of EAD.

“With the launch of the Green Business Network, we hope to provide organisations with the right tools to make well-informed decisions that will ensure a sustainable future for the UAE. It is my sincere hope that businesses embrace the opportunities that this programme offers so that we are able to progress and prosper as a sustainable society, together.”

The Green Business Network will begin as an offline tool and later grow into an online platform containing various resources that will offer tips and tools to help companies reach their sustainability goals.

Members will receive access to resources such as the Climate and Sustainability Action Guideline for Businesses and Government as well as invites to attend workshops and networking events. To register, contact: greenbusiness@ead.ae

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