Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities management solutions in the UAE, has announced that it has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) for a strategic collaboration on greenhouse gas emission monitoring, reporting and verification in the emirate, making Imdaad the first FM company to sign such a MoU with DCCE. The MoU is in line with the environmental aspects of Imdaad’s 2012-2017 strategic plan and complements the company’s support to Dubai's vision for a green economy. It allows Imdaad to leverage DCCE’s expertise on carbon to examine the emission reduction process across all operational areas and develop a Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
The partnership will also examine the best options to build a “Clean Energy Fund” linked to carbon dioxide reduction and dedicated to new investment in energy-related projects in Dubai. Imdaad also took part in a workshop marking the launch of the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification phase of Dubai's Carbon Footprint project, which will create a platform to monitor and benchmark Dubai's carbon performance.
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “Dubai's Carbon Footprint project is an integral part of the UAE Strategy for Green Development announced by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote green economy and the sustainable development of Dubai. Being a leading provider of integrated facilities management services, Imdaad is in an excellent position to support and create greater awareness about this initiative. We are confident that our partnership with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence will empower us to offer more environment-friendly facilities management solutions, while reinforcing Imdaad’s reputation as a leading advocate of sustainable business practices in the society.”
Waleed Salman, Chairman of the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), said: “The active participation and contributions of the private sector is crucial in realizing the objectives of Dubai's Carbon Footprint project. We are therefore confident that this partnership will play a key role in encouraging more private sector firms to be part of this initiative as Imdaad has been a leading advocate of sustainable business practices and a key player in the facilities management sector. The MoU we have signed with Imdaad is also an important first step that will open more opportunities for cooperation and collaboration.”
Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence is the first-of-its-kind centre in the region that is responsible for monitoring the levels of carbon emissions and reducing the carbon footprint of Dubai, thus enabling the government to draw a baseline on present day emission levels and track any changes in the coming years. The Centre also submits reports that provide recommendations on sourcing and trading carbon credits, similar to the European Union Emission Trading Scheme or the Clean Development Mechanism developed under the Kyoto Protocol. It also focuses on creating an economical incentive-based mechanism to reduce carbon emissions which will help establish a regional benchmark for sustainable development and help finance new investments into clean energy infrastructure, further supporting the growth of Dubai.
Imdaad has gained a strong reputation as an adopter and implementer of the latest FM technologies and practices. The company acquires eco-friendly equipment and prioritizes sustainability across all its operations. It also conducts recycling training for its clients and corporate partners along with free recycling bins and collection services.