Aldar Launches Inaugural Sustainability Report
Aldar Properties PJSC (‘Aldar’) announced today that it has launched its inaugural sustainability report, focusing on the Company’s efforts to improve the way it does business, and ensure that it has a positive impact on the economy, environment and in the communities where Aldar operates.
The report is Aldar’s first structured review of its group wide sustainability efforts. It is an important step that will allow the company to build on and improve its strong and existing sustainability measures, practices and outcomes. The report sets a baseline for upcoming initiatives and articulates a sustainability framework that will act as a benchmark for all the company’s activities moving forward in order to ensure that Aldar continues on its journey of becoming a leader in sustainability in Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the launch of Aldar’s first sustainability report, Talal Al Dhiyebi, Chief Executive Officer, Aldar, said: “Sustainability is a key priority for Aldar as we seek to improve our performance across our four key sustainability pillars – the economy, people, community, and environment. We are committed to driving a strong performance culture because we believe that by creating value for all our stakeholders, preserving the planet and helping communities, everyone will thrive. Launching this report marks a significant step towards greater transparency and constructive engagement with our stakeholders and reaffirms our commitment towards sustainable development. We hope that this report can help others in the UAE who are looking to increase their own positive impact in this vitally important area.”
The key themes within the report cover Aldar’s focus on building a long lasting and sustainable business that can deliver continued benefit to the economy and to its stakeholder universe including its customers, communities, employees, and shareholders. From a community perspective, the report outlines Aldar’s efforts in creating inclusive communities that support diversity, empower people of determination, and become vibrant spaces to enrich people’s daily lives. Internally, Aldar recognises the contribution of its people as it strives to create a fair, balanced, and supportive environment that can help all employees achieve their career goals. Ultimately, Aldar’s sustainability report seeks to showcase how Aldar is working to reduce its impact on the environment and reduce intensity of resource usage.
Talal Al Dhiyebi added: “Developing this sustainability report has demonstrated that Aldar is making positive steps to be a more sustainable, environmentally focused business, but there is still a great deal for us to do. It has also highlighted the limits of what can be achieved in isolation, and the great potential if different groups and parties work together to create maximum benefit.”
To download a copy of Aldar’s 2018 sustainability report, please visit https://www.aldar.com/en/
Aldar Properties PJSC, is the leading real estate developer in Abu Dhabi, and through its iconic developments, it is one of the most well known in the United Arab Emirates, and wider Middle East region.
From its beginnings in 2005 through to today, Aldar continues to shape and enhance the urban fabric of the UAE’s Capital City in addition to other key areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.