Pioneering sustainable procurement policy launched in UAE
The first company in the United Arab Emirates to adopt a sustainable procurement policy as a key component of its environment-friendly initiatives has revealed its new initiative.
TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding and provider of facilities for training and learning support activities, is hoping to reduce its impact on the environment while still procuring material for use in operations, maintenance, and building upgrades.
Green measures include optimising the use of green-compliant materials including paints, adhesives and carpets in order to reduce the impact of procured materials on the indoor air quality of buildings.
Muna Al Muhairbi, procurement manager, TECOM Investments, said: "Through our sustainable procurement policy, we will now encourage our suppliers to make a quick shift to sustainable products that are energy efficient, environmentally friendly and resource efficient."
Abdullatif AlMulla, chief executive of TECOM Investments, added that he hoped the move would drive a "shift in the market while contributing to Dubai's 2015 strategic vision on sustainability".
Article Date: 18 February 2008
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