Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has published its Sustainability Report for 2019.
Now in its sixth edition, the annual document summarises the authority’s efforts to promote social and economic sustainability, as well as provide a sustainable model for energy and water.
"This report comes as part of our efforts to enhance the UAE’s competitiveness in general, especially Dubai's, to be a global centre for sustainability and green economy,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“We aim to emphasise our commitment to transparent co-operation with all our partners and stakeholders as well as identify our performance and sustainable practices to encourage a culture of sustainability among them and involve them in our path to promote sustainability.”
DEWA is implementing and adopting the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact while adhering to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
The document also outlines DEWA’s future sustainable performance objectives, in co-operation with stakeholders, to ensure alignment with government objectives, including its own, to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, 2030.
"The report is a comprehensive and reliable reference of our annual achievements towards reaching the goals of UAE Centennial 2071 and UAE Vision 2021 that aim to transform the UAE into one of the best countries in the world,” added Al Tayer.
“DEWA also plays a key role in achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make Dubai a global centre for clean energy and green economy, and provide 75 percent of Dubai's clean energy by 2050.
“DEWA also supports the Demand Side Management Strategy that aims to reduce energy and water consumption by 30% by 2030."