ENGIE's environmental preservation efforts celebrated at gulf sustainability awards 2021

The Gulf Sustainability Award 2021 celebrates conscientious business practice within the region that are leading the way for Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

  
ENGIE's environmental preservation efforts celebrated at gulf sustainability awards 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: ENGIE, a global reference group in low-carbon energy and energy efficient solutions, was recognized with a Gold award in the ‘Environmental Sustainability Programme – Large enterprise” category and a Silver and Bronze award for ‘Innovation in Sustainable Technologies – Large enterprise’ category at the Gulf Sustainability Award 2021.

Held on September 20, 2021, at Jumeriah Creek Side Hotel in Dubai, ENGIE’s “Blue Carbon” project in partnership with the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Distant Imagery, was commended for its pioneering feat to restore the mangrove habitat in Abu Dhabi. In addition, ENGIE Solutions’ Integrated Centre for Engineering & Environment (iCEE) platform also took center stage for its capability to support clients in assessing operational and energy savings of their facilities and assets.

Carbon dioxide is sequestered 3 to 4 times faster by mangrove forests than other ecosystems on the planet. The coastline of Abu Dhabi is covered by mangroves, which play a vital role in storing blue carbon and offsetting carbon emissions.

The Blue Carbon Project – Gold Award in the ‘Environmental Sustainability Programme – Large enterprise” category and Bronze award in the ‘Innovation in Sustainable Technologies – Large enterprise’ category –

The Blue Carbon project was launched in 2020 by ENGIE and EAD with an aim to ensure the rehabilitation of the region’s natural biodiversity through impactful climate actions. ENGIE’s efforts are supported by its partner, Distant Imagery, specialists in engineering drone solutions based on blue carbon restoration expertise, who use their custom-built drones and innovative technology to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of planting mangrove seeds.

iCEE – Silver Award in the ‘Innovation in Sustainable Technologies – Large enterprise’ category

Similarly, with the aim to drive sustainable technology solutions across the business, and support clients in their transition towards becoming carbon neutral, ENGIE Solutions set up an Operational Control Centre called The Integrated Centre for Engineering & Environment (iCEE). From here we operate smart IoT platforms that include artificial intelligence and machine learning to automatically identify energy and operational savings and detect issues before they happen.

Florence Fontani, EVP Communications & Sustainability, ENGIE Africa Middle East & Asia, said “ENGIE is committed to a carbon-neutral transition, and through natural based solutions we are actively contributing to the sustainable development goals. Blue carbon ecosystems also support local industries like fishing, tourism, and agriculture to flourish, that has the potential to contribute towards the UAE’s  carbon-neutrality and sustainability agenda. Projects such as the Blue Carbon project are fully aligned with ENGIE’s decarbonization pathway as it uses scientific expertise to provide innovative solutions to offset CO2 emissions”.

The Gulf Sustainability Award 2021 celebrates conscientious business practice within the region that are leading the way for Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance. It aims to inspire businesses to take the road towards sustainability and promote changes in that regard.

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About ENGIE GCC & Pakistan

ENGIE has a presence of almost 30 years in the Middle East region. It is the regional leading independent power & water producer with a gross capacity of 30 GW of power and 5.5 million m3/day of water production, serving over 40 million people daily with power and 10 million with potable water from desalination. The Group is a regional leader in district cooling through Tabreed, in which it has a 40% stake, and which currently delivers over 1.4 million tons of cooling across 86 plants in the GCC. ENGIE is also a leading provider of Customer Solutions in the Gulf region

For more information : www.engiemiddleeast.com 

About ENGIE

Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Together with our 170,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.

Turnover in 2020: 55.8 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris – World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).

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