The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has joined the United Nations Global Compact, UNGC, the world’s greatest corporate sustainability initiative, becoming first government utility to join the initiative and adopt its ten basic principles in the fields of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
DEWA says the move is in line with its keenness to support global sustainability initiatives and programmes, and to enhance its leading position among sustainable organisations worldwide, to achieve its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said that the initiative comes in line with the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to achieve integrated sustainable development in Dubai, and the UAE. It will also support the objectives of the UAE Centennial Plan 2071, the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021.
The UNGC is a voluntary initiative aiming to encourage companies and organisations worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially-responsible policies, and is considered the world’s largest organisational corporate sustainability initiative. It includes around 13,000 organisations from over 160 countries worldwide.