Dubai - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, received the Dubai Chamber Advanced CSR Label for the second time, after being awarded Dubai Chamber CSR Labels for 5 consecutive years including last year, in recognition of its outstanding efforts in embracing social responsibility initiatives and adopting the best environmental practices which make positive impacts on community and environment, particularly its strategy in human resources training and talent development.

Empower was recognized by the Chamber for their outstanding efforts in developing energy efficiency policy, sustainable mobility and collaborating with beneficiaries in carrying out CSR activities. Empower’s policy in adopting QHSE practices throughout its operations and obtaining Green Building Certificates for its plant buildings were also recognised by the Chamber, in addition to Company’s significant efforts in ensuring employee safety and protecting client privacy and data security. 

Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “Winning the Dubai Chamber Advanced CSR Label for the second time serves as an official recognition of the role played by Empower. This achievement would not have happened without the great efforts made by Dubai Chamber in promoting the socially responsible practices, particularly those related to environment in the GCC countries. Dubai Chamber honours organizations that embrace social responsibility practices in seven vital areas, including workplace, marketplace, community, environment and stakeholder involvement”. 

He added that Empower’s work force, which recently received ISO-14001 in environmental management system (EMS) reiterate their commitment to continue making positive social impact and promoting sustainable development, stressing that developing the best environmental practices is something in the core mission of the company, as part of its contribution to achieving Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the aim to making Dubai a global hub of clean energy and green economy and a city with the world’s smallest carbon footprint".

Dubai Chamber CSR Label helps building a responsible and sustainable business community and highlighting the individual and corporate initiatives which contribute to conserving environment. The Label serves as an assessment tool and is designed in line with the highest international standards to meet the needs of business communities in the Middle East and particularly in the UAE.

Empower provides district cooling services to over 1180 buildings and 120,000 customers, with a total cooling capacity of 1,530,000 Refrigeration Tons (RT). Empower provides its environmentally friendly district cooling services to many landmark projects in Dubai, including Dubai Waterfront, Blue Waters, Jumeirah Group, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Business Bay, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Design District and International Media Production Zone and many more.


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