DUBAI / WAM
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the flagship free zone business of Dubai and the trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region, Wednesday organised a successful Jafza Car Free Day to support sustainability and reduce carbon footprint.
Staff from the Jafza Community, including senior executives, customers, government entities and stakeholders, used environment-friendly public transport including the metro and bus to reach the workplace in the free zone.
Jafza launched an extensive promotional campaign throughout the Free Zone and among its customers and other entities creating awareness on the significance of preserving the environment and reducing carbon emission.
Ibrahim Mohamed Aljanahi, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer, said, “Jafza has been a leader in adopting sustainability measures on our facilities. We want to facilitate preservation of our environment through a variety of initiatives that we are launching in this regard. The Care Free Day is one such initiative and we have joined hands with the Dubai Municipality to promote environmental awareness and best practices that will reduce the carbon footprint in line with the strategic plans of Dubai and in conformity with the highest international standards.”
He added, “The fact that we have over 3,000 employees from the Free Zone joining us this day speaks volumes of the social commitment of our people. I would urge companies and also individuals to make this a daily habit, especially since Dubai has an excellent network of the most-modern public transport.”
Jafza, on the sidelines of the Car Free Day, also organised an environment exhibition participated by a number of companies operating in the Free Zone showcasing their innovative products that add value to the community.
Jafza has always been at the fore in adopting green projects that includes a series of initiatives to save energy and water consumption, ensuring optimal use of resources and reducing consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Jafza is using solar energy for steer lights in Jafza South and has installed energy-saving lights in offices. The Free Zone is also retrofitting 157 buildings in the Free Zone to enhance energy usage and conserve water, promoting recycling and effective waste disposal. The buildings are designed to ensure their sustainability, and electric vehicle charging points have also been installed.