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DEWA unveils its 2021 Strategy

Dubai utility provider also launches its second Sustainability Report

| | Jun 3, 2015 | 5:14 pm
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Dubai utility provider also launches its second Sustainability Report


H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in end April launched the utility provider’s Strategy 2021 and the Second Sustainability Report 2014. According to a press communiqué, the two initiatives support the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and promote the green development of the UAE in line with the UAE Vision 2021.

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According to the communiqué, DEWA’s efforts enhance the competitiveness of the UAE, promote Dubai’s position as a global hub for sustainability and green economy, and consolidate a culture of excellence, creativity and innovation.

The launch ceremony, held at the Grand Hyatt hotel, Dubai, was attended by H.E. Dr Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy; H.E. Fatima Al Foora Alshamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Clean Energy and Water Desalination at the Ministry of Energy; H.E. Abdullah bin Kalban, CEO and Managing Director of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) and Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC). It was also attended by DEWA’s Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, officials from the public and private sectors and members of the media.

The theme of DEWA’s Strategy 2021 is ‘DEWA at Work: Smarter and brighter energy future for Dubai’. It includes different sections, such as seizing opportunities; meeting challenges; strategic drivers; renewed commitment to drive value, mission, strategic goals and priorities; and DEWA’s research and innovation map.

In his keynote address during the launch, Al Tayer said: “In line with the UAE Vision 2021, and Dubai Plan 2021, to set a roadmap of ambitious initiatives and developmental projects for economic growth, energy sustainability and a clean environment and to promote DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, we work to provide the best government services and implement the best international practices to make people as satisfied and happy as possible. We harness excellence and creativity in our daily work to improve performance, efficiency and services to match the highest international practices. Through our initiatives, we contribute to making Dubai the smartest city in the world and support the sustainable social, economic and environmental development of Dubai, in particular, and the UAE, in general. Today, we announce DEWA Strategy 2021, which emphasises the need to continue these efforts to take Dubai to the next level on its journey to celebrate the Union’s Golden Jubilee in seven years.

“This strategy will provide the support for the process to make effective strategic decisions, and develop a roadmap that enables DEWA to support Dubai’s ongoing development. It will serve as a reference point during the strategic planning process that supports DEWA’s operational planning. This comprehensive strategy defines our strategic objectives and our relationship with our stakeholders and partners. We have also developed the map for research and innovation, which will enhance our journey towards achieving more success and excellence.

“Today, we also launch DEWA’s second annual Sustainability Report, to inform our stakeholders about DEWA’s sustainability performance and practices. The report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines’ Core option. The GRI produces a globally recognised sustainability reporting standard, used by organisations around the world to communicate their sustainability performance and impact. The report addresses the most important sustainability issues relevant to our performance and our stakeholders, such as economic development, energy efficiency and climate change, customer relations, water availability and quality, environmental protection, employee relations, stakeholders and community. The report also showcases case studies, which highlight DEWA’s achievements with regards to the economic, social, and environment pillars of sustainability.”

At the event, Dr Abdulla Al Hammadi, Vice President of Strategy & Performance Management at DEWA, reviewed DEWA’s Strategy 2021, and Mohammed Al Shamsi, Senior Manager of Sustainability and Climate Change at DEWA, highlighted the Sustainability Report 2014.

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