The awards were organized by the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent organization committed to protecting the environment by promoting sustainable built environments. Supported by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the MENA Green Building Awards were held collaboratively with JordanGBC and LebanonGBC.
The MENA Green Building Awards honor organizations for their outstanding sustainable building practices. This year, with record submissions from six nations across the MENA region, the awards highlighted the significance of innovation and best practices to promote sustainability.
CCC was distinguished for being a contractor whose achievements and priorities align with improving the sustainability of the built environment. Also, in recognition of demonstrating high green standards on project sites and within the company, with adherence to national and international regulations and codes.
March 22, 2017
Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) celebrated the international environmental days to enhance social advocacy and environmental compliance, through these events KAHRAMAA promoted the need to reduce and reuse water, as well as, decreasing the pollution resulted from wastewater.
KAHRAMAA aims to achieve its mission of “Providing High Quality and Sustainable Electricity and Water for Better Living in Qatar”.
In support of the national "Year of Giving", Abu Dhabi Airports is organizing the “The Giving Race” in collaboration with the Spartan Race, a world leading organizer in obstacle races, at Al-Ghazal Golf Club on 31st March, 2017. This exciting event is open to Abu Dhabi Government and Semi-Government entities, and is being held in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Abu Dhabi Sports Council.Abu Dhabi Airports put together this team building event for government employees and their families. It will involve fun activities such as mud, water, sand and fire jumps and is open to entrants of all fitness levels. Alongside the main race there will be a children race to encourage little ones to step away from their electronic toys and benefit from the positive affect of sport activities on their health and self-confidence. Abu Dhabi Airports will also donate 1,000 tickets to children’s charities and special needs organizations allowing them the opportunity to participate in the event. Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “This race will allow Abu Dhabi Government employees to engage with each other in a fun setting, in order to foster stronger relationships between our entities, while supporting an important national initiative, such as “the Year of Giving”. It is a fun day out for the whole family and I hope that we will attract participants from all of our stakeholder and partner organizations, and beyond, to join in this charitable event.” H.E. Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of Abu Dhabi Sports Council commented on the importance of the “Giving race”, as it represents an opportunity to promote sports whilst supporting the national initiative of the Year of Giving. H.E. appreciated the idea of organizing the race for government and semi-government employees as it strengthens ties amongst all parties, which is in-line with the council’s plans to present sports as the ideal way of expression for all members of the society.”
March 8, 2017
Qatalum held an event to celebrate International Women’s Day, in association with the Qatari Business Women's Association, bringing together hundreds of females including Qatalum’s female employees, which provided an opportunity for women in Qatar to discuss their professional and personal concerns while walking along the jogging circuit in the Aspire Zone in Doha.
It is with great pride we present our fifth Sustainability Report, entitled, “Operating with Excellence”. The report aims to identify, understand and address the issues that are most important to our stakeholders. In this report we highlight our commitments, strategies and offer our insights related to sustainability at QAFAC. The report adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 reporting guidelines and achieved the GRI Materiality Disclosures Check.
We are determined to accomplish our strategic vision of becoming a world-class producer of Methanol and MTBE by 2020, which aims to see the Company’s performance excel in all areas related to its business. We actively work to contribute to the sustainable development of our country in alignment with the Qatar Energy and Industry Sector Sustainability (QEISS) program priorities, Qatar’s National Development Strategy 2011-2016, and the Qatar National Vision 2030.
With the first full year operation of our Carbon Dioxide Recovery plant, one of the world’s largest commercial-scale facility of its kind, we have not only reduced QAFAC’s greenhouse gas emissions, but simultaneously boosted our production of methanol. Production of MTBE has also increased by 29% relatively to the previous year, showing the second best year performance since 2006. We have marked yet another milestone in QAFAC’s exemplary track record of occupational health and safety performance by reaching over 7.5 million man-hours without a Lost Time Accident (LTA) among both our employees and contractors.
We invite you to explore our sustainability report to learn more about our sustainability approach, initiatives, accomplishments and challenges, and contribute with any of your feedback to continuously improving our sustainability performance.
Read the report here.