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envoNEWS | Middle East | December

EnvoNEWS Middle East December

As the Middle East continues to be an important economic region in the world, awareness of sustainability has steadily increased. This monthly edition provides you with more locally-focused updates within the Middle East, so that you can remain easily up to date with changes in sustainable initiatives.

Etihad Airways Launches 1st Aircraft Carbon Offset Program in Middle East

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has committed to purchasing carbon offsets, to completely neutralise the CO2 emissions of its flagship “Greenliner” 787-10 aircraft for a full year of operations in 2021. This marks the companies first foray into CO2 emission reduction.

Seatrade Maritime Middle East Virtual 2020 emphasizes Sustainability in The Industry

Seatrade Maritime Middle East Virtual 2020 (SMMEV), the region’s leading event in the shipping industry, wrapped up a successful first day with insightful discussions and significant support from key leaders in the industry from the Middle East and around the globe. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO stressed on the importance of international cooperation, targeted holistic intervention and investment today for a more sustainable tomorrow.

Sustainability reporting increases in top 100 UAE companies

Corporate sustainability reporting has increased from 44% in 2017 to 51% in 2020 among the top 100 UAE companies, driven by a greater commitment to national initiatives and efforts to gain stakeholder confidence by proactively communicating ESG performance.

Region's Favourite Retail E-Tailer on a Sustainable Journey

Namshi has become the first retailer in the region to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition– the fashion world’s leading alliance for sustainable production. The Middle East’s largest fashion and beauty e-commerce platform has also announced new initiatives focused on sustainability and social responsibility, one being the replacement of its delivery fleet with hybrid cars in order to reduce planet-harming emissions.

The envoPAP team

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