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Case study: DEWA’s policies and procedures for managing its environmental impacts
Realizing that environmental protection is key not only to its continued success but also to ensuring the wellbeing of future generations, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) seeks to minimize its impact on the surrounding ecosystem through a range of policies and initiatives.
As the sole supplier of electricity and water to the Emirate of Dubai, owning, operating and maintaining power stations and desalination plants, aquifers, power and water transmission lines and power and water distribution networks a top priority for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is minimizing its environmental footprint. After measuring and setting targets, DEWA took action to implement an ISO-14001 certified environmental management system, comply with all relevant environmental regulations, protect ecosystems, minimize air emissions, implement an effective waste management system and embed sustainability values throughout its supply chain.Using the GRI Standards in order to maintain and increase the value of your company
With each publication in this series the FBRH team will highlight one key impact identified by a company reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards and show how it has taken a structured, systematic approach to improving performance. With such positive action companies build trust, by dealing responsibly and conscientiously with their impact on the environment and on their stakeholders (e.g. clients, suppliers, shareholders, local communities, NGOs or local government). Stakeholders that can hold it back or stop it from reaching its objectives
By building trust your company creates loyalty and long-term commitment to its services and brands