Farnek, Mashreq save 970kWh energy in one hour

Farnek and Mashreq’s Earth Hour 2016 collaboration led to energy savings of 970kWh and a 680kg reduction in carbon emissions

UAE-based bank, Mashreq teamed up with FM provider, Farnek to achieve a 680kg reduction in carbon emissions and energy savings of 970kWh as part of Earth Hour 2016.
UAE-based bank, Mashreq teamed up with FM provider, Farnek to achieve a 680kg reduction in carbon emissions and energy savings of 970kWh as part of Earth Hour 2016.

Farnek and Mashreq achieved energy savings of 970kWh and a 680kg reduction in carbon emissions as part of their Earth Hour 2016 collaboration.

As one of Mashreq’s facilities management (FM) providers, Farnek helped coordinate an initiative to turn off lights and non-critical air-conditioning units across all of its client’s offices for one hour.

In conjunction with Farnek, the UAE-based bank hung Earth hour posters across its regional offices and branches to raise awareness about climate change. The firms also created a countdown clock on Mashreq’s corporate website, calling on customers to switch off all non-essential lights during Earth Hour 2016.

The campaign was conducted as part of Mashreq’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, which aims to support the COP21 goals of reducing emissions and limiting the global temperature increase to below 2°C.

A company statement released by UAE-based Mashreq following partners’ Earth Hour 2016 efforts, read: “To live up to the need for effective action against climate change, and in pressing for international compliance, Mashreq has always been committed to being accountable for its ecological footprint.”

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