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Dubai Investments House gets ISO 140604 certified

Certification reinforces DI's commitment to sustainability

NEWS, SUSTAINABILITY, Facilities Management, Dubai Investments, Emissions, Environmental management, ISO

Dubai Investments PJSC (DI), the largest investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced that its headquarters building, Dubai Investments House, has been awarded the prestigious ISO 140604-1:2006 certification, the first of its kind by the company.

The ISO 14064 certification recognises DI’s commitment to environmental sustainability through its efforts to quanity and report its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions’ inventory in accordance with the ISO’s rigorous international standards.

“Since our inception, DI has remained steadfast to our commitment to sustainability, and we are extremely proud to receive our first ISO certification as recognition of our commitment to reducing CO2 emissions,” said Abdulaziz Bin Yagub Al Serkal, general manager, DI.

"Global warming is causing adverse environmental changes around the world and all major businesses have a responsibility to limit or offset the greenhouse gases they produce,” he added. “With this certification, we reaffirm our commitment to measuring, monitoring and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, now and in the future."

DI was awarded the certification after a stringent audit of the GHG inventory at the DI House by KBS from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, which included detailed measurements for the DI House building, covering electricity consumption, cooling load and domestic water consumption.

Based on the extensive analysis, the company also identified initiatives to reduce the CO2 emissions.

Jesus Gutierrez, co-founder and managing director at Smart4Power, the energy management company that coordinated the entire certification process, said: "We congratulate Dubai Investments for taking this bold and positive initiative towards combating climate change by establishing the verified GHG inventories.”

“DI is among the first few companies in the UAE who have the ISO 14064 certification, which is a reaffirmation of the company's commitment to help lower its environmental impact,” Gutierrez added.

With the information on emissions now in its possesion, DI will now be able to identify opportunities for GHG reduction, quantify future emissions derived from organic growth, as well as guide its environmental projects.

 

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