500 saplings were planted as part of the tree plantation initiative
Strengthening ties and enhancing cooperation beyond facilitating its partners’ business objectives, Jafza extended support to Honda Gulf FZE’s tree plantation initiative held recently at the automotive company’s facilities in the free zone.
500 saplings were planted as part of this initiative, which is one in a series of CSR activities planned by Honda this year. Last month Economic Zones World, Jafza’s parent company, successfully organised a similar activity. Officials and employees from Economic Zones World, including Dr. Eng. Hamad Al Hashemi, MD, DIT & SVP, Corporate Communications, Honda Gulf and other companies in the free zone participated in the drive.
Commenting on the initiative Al Hashemi said: “Economic Zones World remains committed to sustainable operations by establishing a strong link between its business strategy and CSR strategy. This entails good corporate governance, an enhanced workplace and marketplace, environmental protection and community outreach activities. We have adopted many measures within Jafza and also in other EZW projects across the globe. We are especially pleased to host companies that share our values and CSR responsibilities. Honda is a long-standing valued partner of ours and we will continue to extend our full support to them in their business and CSR operations.”
Keisuke Mitsumori, Managing Director Honda Gulf FZE said: “Globally, Honda follows CSR guidelines and policies which are an intrinsic part of our operational strategies. The company is deeply aware of its responsibility for the environmental impact generated by its corporate activities and the use of its products, and is committed to minimizing that impact. We have enjoyed great success in Dubai and we want to reciprocate in any way we can to the communities in which we operate.”
With the collaboration of Economic Zones World and the Japanese Embassy, Honda Gulf has also initiated a humanitarian campaign to provide disaster relief and raise funds for the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Jafza has strongly supported the campaign distributing circulars to raise funds from its 6500-strong business community.
Jafza has been steadily energising its green efforts and recent activities include recycling campaigns, ‘think green’ circulars, and various other activities for World Environment Day, Earth Hour, Earth Day and Clean Up UAE among others. Economic Zones World has over the years increased its sustainable logistics developments globally providing not just environmentally friendly facilities but also operating cost savings to its customers. Its overall operations incorporate CSR elements with a key focus on community projects.
Honda Gulf, part of the Jafza community since 1994, has a 30,000 sq. ft facility in the free zone which serves as the GCC headquarters for its spare parts operations in the region.