Sustainable supply chains are an increasing priority for companies, governments and other organisations around the world. And it’s no wonder.
Not only are customers and consumers increasingly concerned with the environmental footprint of the goods and services they purchase, but research shows that organisations can enhance their performance by improving the sustainability of their supply chains. For organisations making a commitment to sustainability, the supply chain should be a priority area. For example, Walmart found that 88% of its carbon footprint is in the control of its suppliers.
Abu Dhabi's Plan 2030 establishes a clear vision for sustainability as the foundation of any new development occurring in the Emirate and capital city of Abu Dhabi. This commitment is a reflection of the values and ideals of our nation.
The tenets of sustainable living in the Middle East is the guiding force behind Estidama.
More than just a sustainability program, Estidama is the symbol of an inspired vision for governance and community development.
A lot has changed in the past 5 years: global climate change has gained greater recognition as a concern; phthalate plasticizers, halogenated flame retardants, bisphenol-A, and other chemicals have emerges as health concerns. Estidama has launched The Pearl Rating System, and green building has edged its way into the main stream vocabulary. However, this surge in green building, coupled with the relative youth of the industry, has resulted in many misconceptions or exaggerations of what makes a product or material green. The term used for this type of misconception is 'Greenwash'.
Masdar City is an emerging global hub for renewable energy and clean technologies that positions companies located here at the heart of this growing industry.
A place where businesses can thrive and innovation can flourish, Masdar is a modern Arabian city that, like its forerunners, is in tune with its surroundings.
It is a community where cutting-edge cleantech research, pilot projects, building materials and technology testing, and construction of some of the world’s most sustainable buildings is currently is ongoing. Masdar City offers a fertile environment that inspires creativity and growth to organisations operating in this strategic and dynamic sector.