ENOC signs agreement with Dubai Carbon
Agreement aims to effectively manage ENOC's carbon footprint
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has signed a technical services agreement (TSA) with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence to effectively manage the carbon footprint of ENOC’s operations and to develop the competencies of its staff members in promoting clean development mechanism (CDM) projects.
The agreement, which was recently signed at ENOC’s headquarters, will complement the efforts of the ENOC Group Environment, Health, Safety and Quality Compliance (GEHSQ) team in developing a carbon footprint calculator and analysis strategy for the organisation.
Dubai Carbon will also extend its expertise to create a screening mechanism for CDM projects and other low-carbon schemes and opportunities, thereby supporting ENOC’s sustainability goals.
Commenting on the agreement, Saeed Khoory, CEO, ENOC, said: "Sustainable development is a key pillar of Dubai's growth approach, underlined in the 'green vision' announced by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”
“The TSA with Dubai Carbon highlights the spirit of partnership that Dubai promotes to achieve goals that add to the welfare of the entire community,” Khoory said. “ENOC has always been a committed partner in innovating and undertaking sustainable projects.”
“Our partnership with Dubai Carbon will further enable us to explore opportunities for low-carbon projects while minimising the carbon footprint of our operations,” Khoory added.
Eng. Waleed Salman, chairman, DCCE, said: “We congratulate ENOC on their commitment to undertake low carbon initiatives and to manage the carbon footprint. Adopting scientific practices for sustainability reporting and carbon management is one of the important steps in achieving tangible goals that support sustainable development.”
“Dubai Carbon has the expertise and experience in supporting Clean Development Mechanisms and low carbon protocols,” Salman added. “Our partnership with ENOC highlights our commitment to fulfil the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to promote Dubai as a hub for green technologies.”
Waddah Ghanem, GEHSQ compliance director, ENOC, added: “An environment and energy policy that is developed to international standards is integral to all operations of ENOC. Today, with the need to reduce carbon footprint becoming even more imperative, we are taking concerted initiatives to make ENOC a greener organisation.”
“We are confident that we can leverage on this TSA, which will not only enable us to establish a carbon footprint strategy, but also build capacity in carbon related knowledge in the energy and resource management teams at ENOC Group,” Ghanem said.
As part of the TSA, Dubai Carbon will undertake training sessions and seminars for ENOC's energy and resource management teams on various aspects related to CDM, carbon management and other carbon footprint related activities including sustainability reporting.
The agreement supports ENOC's initiatives in promoting energy efficiency and environment conservation, with the Dubai Carbon team to work with ENOC in reviewing vehicle emissions studies to ascertain carbon dioxide emissions and in conducting joint studies on carbon footprint.