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Thursday, 3 November 2022

MENA companies recognized for their sustainability efforts at MENA Green Building Awards

EmiratesGBC’s MENA Green Building Awards recognizes sustainability efforts: Several MENA companies were recognized for their work to advance sustainability, according to a statement picked up by Zawya. The Green Building Products of the Year award in energy management was given to Dubai-based energy company Taka Solutions’ Takaunify platform, The Net Zero Building Project of the Year accolade was secured by trade and logistics firm AD Ports Group for their CMA Terminals Khalifa Port Administration Building, and the Developer of the Year award was snapped up by Abu Dhabi-headquartered real estate company Aldar.

Canada’s Plastic Bank and Henkel Egypt celebrated the collection of more than 300 mn plastic bottles in less than two years, Zawya reports.

Aquafina introduced 100% recycled bottles in Qatar, according to Doha News. The bottles are manufactured from repurposed plastic waste.

Two Moroccan airports — Rabat-Salé and Fès Saïss — have been inducted into level 1 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Organization for meeting carbon footprint measurement requirements, according to a statement.

UAE’s Masdar’s Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) platform launched its #IAmWiSER campaign yesterday to promote more inclusivity in the fight against climate change. Take the pledge here.

EGX-listed CIB, Egypt’s largest private-sector bank, is launching a sustainability initiative to help SMEs achieve their sustainable development targets in line with Egypt’s 2030 Vision, according to Al Mal.

Three Egyptian ministries signed an agreement to plant 5 mn trees across the country as part of the 100 mn trees initiative, according to a cabinet statement.

Emirates Global Aluminium is the first UAE-headquartered firm to join the First Movers Coalition by committing to sourcing the materials it needs for aluminum production from low-carbon sources, WAM reports.

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