Dubai Carbon supports BK Gulf Sustainability Month

Initiative a partnership between Dubai's private and public sectors

Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon.
Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon.

The Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) partnered with BK Gulf to help raise awareness about sustainability within the organisation during its “Sustainability Month” initiative in June.

With BK Gulf being one of the leading construction entities in Dubai considering sustainability in all of its operations, Dubai Carbon conducted a session at the company on the basics of carbon foot-printing as well as the drive towards “green construction” in the Emirate.

"The public and private sector have always worked hand in hand in Dubai, and low carbon development is no exception,” said Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon. “Getting employees motivated by emission reduction initiatives can prove to be just as challenging as getting the boardroom to sign off on the strategy, hence the sustainability month BK Gulf exercised is a solid foundation for their upcoming sustainability programme.”

According to Dubai Carbon, green construction is not just about the creation of buildings in line with rating systems and guidelines—it is a holistic outlook on the full cycle of construction, including green procurement and waste management.

The partnership between Dubai Carbon and BK Gulf is in line with the former’s endeavour to support private entities in raising awareness about sustainability within a number of industries.

Activities such as workshops, interactive sessions, community events and site visits were organized for the staff, which Dubai Carbon supported by providing an awareness talk on mapping emissions and the frameworks that can be used for the same.

In addition to the above, Dubai Carbon also focused upon the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the UAE Vision 2021.

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