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EMGAS conducts LPG safety training for students

Emirates Gas (EMGAS), a subsidiary of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), organised a training programme on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) safety awareness for students of the University of Dubai.

The training programme is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility commitment of EMGAS to promote safe handling and usage of LPG among domestic consumers and to promote emergency readiness in domestic kitchens. EMGAS professionals led the training programme detailing various aspects involved in LPG safety.

EMGAS has provided similar training programmes for students from a number of educational institutions including the Higher Colleges of Technology, Al Ahlia School, Sumaya Bint Al Khayat Ajman Secondary School, Muzaira School, Institute of Applied Technology, Dubai Women’s College, NIVE, Dubai National School, Al Shoola School and University of Wollongong, among others.


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ENOC and UAE University promote occupational health and safety

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) signed an agreement with the UAE University yesterday to undertake training programmes and collaborative research to promote occupational health safety.

The agreement at the Dubai Joint Industry International Occupational Health Conference organised by ENOC for the fifth year.

UAE University will work with ENOC professionals as part of the MoU to hold training sessions, seminars and conferences on various aspects of occupational health. The two entities will also collaborate on research and development initiatives to further strengthen health and safety at the workplace.

More than 18 papers on occupational health and safety were presented at the conference by regional and international experts focusing on occupational health management, occupational health medicine, EHS systems and industrial & occupational hygiene, among others.

Other topics discussed at the panel discussions included: investing in employee well-being and occupational health; occupational health in the GCC region; psychosocial issues in migrant workers; risk management; worker well care; stress at work; occupational health nursing; and disability management, among others.

The participants came from over eight countries including the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Finland and Singapore. As part of the Conference, the delegates toured the site of DUBAL and Dubai Dry Docks to explore best practices in occupational health.




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Conventional energy gets a reboot

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has a long-term goal to transform the emirate’s economy into one that banks on sustainable development. 

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has a long-term goal to transform the emirate’s economy into one that banks on sustainable development. The directive was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, with the goal to support the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 to effectively reduce demand for energy by 30% in 2030.
“The participation of the Supreme Council of Energy in this international event is driven by our vision to reinforce energy efficiency and security by providing sustainable power supplies and enhancing the optimum use of energy whilst protecting the environment. The Supreme Council is contributing to sustainable development, which is the main pillar of our growth strategy to achieve prosperity for generations to come,” said His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy, at WFES 2013.
“We are delighted to showcase our experiences in the field of green buildings through DEWA’s sustainable building to senior experts and decision makers from the oil, gas and energy sectors. We are at WFES to exchange views and discuss critical issues related to the energy sector across the globe,” added Al Tayer.
“DEWA’s sustainable building is based on a modern Buildings Management System, which manages air conditioning, cooling, and ventilation units, to save electricity consumption. The building adopts conservation criteria for electricity and water, and uses solar energy to supply electricity.”
“The new building has achieved a huge success as the first sustainable building for the public sector to win the Platinum Award for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), achieving 98 points out of 110 as per the US Green Building Council’s assessment,” according to Al Tayer.
“The building sets new standards in sustainability and is an example to follow for other government and private buildings to reduce the negative impact of carbon emissions in the construction sector. It also saves 66% of electricity usage and 48% of water consumption. The building aims to only use 120 kilowatt hours/m2 per year, which will make it 3.5 times more efficient than conventional buildings. It also includes solar panels with a capacity of 660 kW for generating electricity in conjunction with DEWA’s main power sources.”
“The Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 was formulated by the Supreme Council in 2012 to ensure the sustainable development of Dubai by diversifying the energy mix of the Emirate to be 71% from Gas, 12% Nuclear Energy, 12% Clean Coal, and 5% Solar Energy by 2030. We have formulated the main strategies for the Emirate of Dubai to ensure sustainable power supply and improve efficiency of demand for water, electricity and fuel transport,” concluded Al Tayer.

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) were also featured at the Supreme Council pavilion for their initiatives for conserving energy. ENOC showcased its first green petrol station in the Middle East. The first station was launched in 2011 and featured green solutions including lighting systems, the use of solar power, and systems for washing cars without water in an effort to conserve water and minimise its carbon footprint by providing green services.

DUBAL displayed their initiative for sustainability by creating its Quick Wins initiative that was launched by the Supreme Council in 2010 to adjust the temperature of air conditioners to 24 degrees Celsius during the work day and at 27 degrees Celsius after work hours by using eco-friendly light bulbs, turning off the lights after finishing work and using solar energy to heat water. This effort was made to encourage employees to conserve electricity and water.

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Sustainability guidepost: Chamber’s CSR Awards

Eight major Dubai-based companies have been awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for their efforts to become leading businesses in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Canon Middle East, Abela & Co, Emrill Services LLC, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, and ABB were awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label at a ceremony at the Chamber’s head office recently.His Excellency Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber, presented the CSR Label certificates to the receiving companies, saying that they were pioneers in the region.”I would like to congratulate all the companies today who have received the Dubai Chamber CSR Label. They are leading by example and are a source of inspiration for the entire business community,” he said.”Dubai Chamber launched the CSR Label initiative in 2010 and has had an overwhelming response from the business community. The CSR Label gives companies a clear framework to help them implement CSR and sustainability initiatives, promote them amongst staff, and then have their efforts recognised publicly.

“The receiving companies today send a signal to Dubai’s business community that regardless of the type or size of the organisation, CSR can be incorporated across all operations to the benefit of the business,” Al Shirawi added.

Developed by Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business, the Dubai Chamber CSR Label is part of a learning programme which promotes CSR and sustainability. Through the CSR Label, companies are given access to toolkits, networking seminars and training workshops to help them adopt and implement their own CSR schemes.

Canon Middle East
Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East, said: “At Canon, we measure success based on our ability to improve the lives of our customers, protect the environment and support community development. In this regard, corporate social responsibility plays a very important role in our business strategy as Canon not only seeks to empower creativity and innovation in the workplace and at home, but also aims to contribute to the sustainable development of society through eco-friendly products and socially responsible business practices.

Receiving the award, Agrawal added, “Canon Middle East is honoured to be recognised by Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business for its holistic approach to sustainability. This award further strengthens our commitment to ‘kyosei’ – Canon’s corporate philosophy of living and working together for the common good.

We are inspired by our corporate philosophy of ‘kyosei’ which emphasises living and working together for the common good. This philosophy is central to our belief that a sustainable business integrates the interests of society with consideration for the environment.”
Hesham Ali Mustafa, Senior Director of Gas Marketing at ENOC and General Manager of Emirates Gas, said: “It gives EMGAS great pride to receive the CSR Label for the second consecutive year. We are pleased that our initiatives have been recognised as a perfect fit to the sustainable development commitment of the Government of Dubai, and as positive contributions towards a safer and greener community.”
HSBC Bank Middle East
Abdulfattah Sharaf, CEO of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, said: “At HSBC, we believe that being a truly sustainable organisation spans financial, social and environmental responsibility for our customers, our staff and our stakeholders. Our desire is to create long-lasting customer relationships, for our staff to act with courageous integrity in doing the right thing for our bank and our communities, to achieve sustained profits for our shareholders, and to manage the social and environmental impact of our business. We believe that acting responsibly in all these areas is, quite simply, good business.
“The Dubai Chamber CSR Label is a wonderful way for us to share with our wider community the successes we have had and also our sustainability priorities for the future,” he added.
In a statement, Intercoil said its CSR programme was aligned with the company’s mission to educate users on healthy sleep and to be the main reference and guide on information related to healthy sleep and orthopaedic sleep systems.”In essence, the objective is to highlight how healthy sleep can lead to a healthy life. Intercoil has incorporated CSR in its core ideology, and its goal is to maintain and develop a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship with the members of the wider community where it operates,” the statement said.”Intercoil’s social responsibility centres on the ambitious goal to be proactive in serving the consumer, the society, the environment and the nation. Being a leading manufacturer of orthopaedic beds and mattresses in the Middle East region, using the latest innovative industrial technologies, Intercoil has committed itself to promoting healthy sleep and increasing consumers’ awareness of its importance in contributing to a healthy life.”Abela & Co

In a statement, Abela & Co, said: “We are delighted to achieve the Dubai Chamber CSR Label. Our commitment to our community, employees, marketplace and environment will be even stronger now.”
The Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business offers a variety of educational, professional training and consulting services that are designed to increase a company’s capacity to implement broad CSR programmes including business ethics, sustainability reporting and corporate governance.


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