Construction supplier Dubai office carbon-neutral
Farnek Consulting certifies Quest Qualitas office as carbon neutral
Dubai-based Quest Qualitas, an international supplier of heavy equipment for construction, industrial, agriculture and mining sectors, has been certified as carbon neutral by myclimate, the international non-profit foundation based in Switzerland.
"We are already complying with the requirements of a number of international quality standards and by offsetting our carbon emissions through myclimate and creating a carbon neutral operation, we are definitely walking the talk," said Mohamed Abdelhamied, COO of Quest Qualitas.
"We decided to choose myclimate to manage our carbon emissions, because it has a number of international gold standard projects in East Africa, an area that we operate in and we want to be a responsible member of the developing communities in that region," he added.
FM firm and energy consultancy Farnek Consulting is myclimate’s partner in the Middle East. Farnek provides consultancy and advisory services allowing organisations to calculate their carbon emissions and to offset them by funding projects which reduce energy consumption significantly.
Only companies that decide to offset their full emissions can be awarded a carbon-neutral label.
"Quest Qualitas has offset 31 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the amount of carbon released by a roundtrip flight from Dubai to Doha on an Airbus A318.
"Their commitment to carbon management as a strategy for environmental protection sends out a very positive CSR message,” said Sandrine Le Biavant, division manager, Farnek Consulting.
"These maybe modest savings but there are very few companies, offsetting their carbon emissions in the Middle East at the moment. So if every SME contributed in the same way, collectively they would make a real difference," she added.
Quest Qualitas operates throughout the Middle East and East Africa, with branch offices in Juba South Sudan.