DP World has reduced carbon emissions from its operations in the United Arab Emirates by almost 50% this year by accessing energy produced renewably by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
DEWA has issued more than 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) to DP World so far this year. These ensure that the electricity consumed is generated from renewable sources, each of which is equivalent to 1 megawatt-hour of electricity.
DEWA I-RECs are generated by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. These power DP World’s operations in the UAE, which include Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) and Drydocks World. Today, all of them run 100% on renewable energy. This year’s change puts DP World well ahead of the UAE’s national goal of reducing carbon emissions by 42% by 2030.
Maha AlQattan, Head of Sustainability at DP World Groupsaying:
“We are committed to supporting and advancing the global agenda on climate change, investing in zero-carbon technology, implementing responsible business practices and working with the right partners to achieve this.
“We regularly take stock of our impact and aim to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the sustainability of our operations. Supplying renewable energy is part of our broader strategy to decarbonise our operations, and I am proud that more than 60% of the electricity consumed by DP “Worldwide comes from renewable sources. “We remain steadfast in our decarbonization strategy and look forward to sharing more milestones in the coming years.”
Decarbonization is a central focus for dp world, a leading provider of end-to-end global supply chain solutions. The company has already committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the UAE’s net zero emissions 2050 initiative.
Among its global initiatives, DP World has reduced its carbon emissions by electrifying its terminals in Rotterdam and Jebel Ali, as well as pioneering the use of biodiesel at its Southampton port in the UK, which recently recorded its greenest year on record. Recently, the company announced that it would reduce global carbon emissions by 5 percent in 2022, with a 4 percent reduction in energy consumption.
At COP 27 last year, DP World announced that he had joined thThe Green Shipping Challenge and committed to investing up to $500 million to reduce CO2 emissions by almost 700,000 tons over the next five years. The company has also signed a strategic partnership with the Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and has joined the United Nations Global Compact Think Lab on Just Transition.
News source: Dubai Press Office