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EmiratesGBC participant in UN Global Compact

Will enable it to share sustainability best practices with building industry stakeholders

| | Jul 24, 2014 | 10:34 am
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Will enable it to share sustainability best practices with building industry stakeholders

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has announced that it has been formally accepted as a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative that aligns the operations of members with 10 universally accepted principles, including environmental sustainability.

EmiratesGBC is currently one of only two business association participants of the UN Global Compact from the UAE, the announcement added.

july2014-region11The largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world with nearly 12,000 business and non-business participants in 140 countries, the UN Global Compact sets a practical framework for the development, implementation and disclosure of sustainability policies and practices, and offers the participants a wide spectrum of workstreams, management tools and resources designed to help advance sustainable business models and markets, EmiratesGBC elaborated.

Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, highlighting that the addition of the Council as a participant of the UN Global Compact is a strong testament to the role it plays in promoting environmental sustainability, said: “Through our participation, we can support our stakeholders in the building industry supply chain to further adapt global best practices to conserve our natural resources and promote environmental sustainability.

“The induction of EmiratesGBC to the UN Global Compact will further lend momentum to our activities to promote green building practices, as it opens doors to an array of resources including the UN’s knowledge and experience with sustainability, in addition to providing opportunities for information exchange with global experts. It will also enable us to set up an established and globally recognised policy framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of environmental, social, and governance policies and practices.”

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