Abu Dhabi Police urges its suppliers to go green
ADP puts together seven green application approaches for suppliers
The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) has put together seven green application approaches for dealing with suppliers with a view to encourage them to contribute to the efforts of reducing emissions, power and water consumption and other non-renewable natural resources.
Speaking at the Environment and Green Applications Forum, organised by ADP for its partners, Brigadier Saeed Saif Al Nuaimi, head of the procurement and warehouses department at ADP, said that the seven approaches focus on the environment, public health and safety, suppliers' relationship management, electrical appliances maintenance, recycling of materials and commodities, energy conservation, and building or vehicle maintenance.
"Applying these approaches achieves effective practices within the workplace as a clearly defined system that promotes environmentally friendly materials,” Al Nuaimi said. “Integrating them in the everyday activities of all organizational units affiliated with the institution guarantees the success of initiatives, projects, and programs that help achieve the strategic objectives of Abu Dhabi Police.”
"The Environment and Green Applications Forum personifies the Ministry of Interior's vision in developing environmentally friendly, green applications," Al Nuaimi added. "It also falls within the framework of the UAE trends in green development, represented in the UAE's National Strategy for Green Growth.”
Brian Williams, environment, health, and occupational safety consultant at the strategy and performance development department, ADP, said that considering the environment in the procurement process reduces the adverse effects on environment and saves costs in general, through the assessment of the environmental efficiency of the supplier.
"Suppliers should be environmentally conscious through the application of policies and their own standards of compliance with all legislative requirements and should also obtain the International Organisation for Standardisation Certificate ISO 14001," Williams said.
Williams also stressed that suppliers must measure air and water emissions into the environment, report their findings in accordance with the requirements of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi. Suppliers must also use more efficient packaging methods in order to reduce costs and emissions from using these materials.
Williams also urged suppliers to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials as part of their production processes. They must also find safe methods for handling hazardous waste by safely storing and disposing of it in accordance with regulations.