DEWA scores big on global sustainability survey

DEWA scores big on global sustainability survey
DEWA has scored an 88.7% on the Sustainability Culture Indicator.
Published: 20 February 2017 - 1:23 a.m.
By: Jumana Abdel-Razzaq

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has scored an 88.7% on the Sustainability Culture Indicator, an annual survey conducted by organisations to measure their ability to instil a culture of sustainability among the business community, exceeding the global average.

The score was an increase of 3.7% over the previous year, showing a positive increase across all individual and organisational levels in the areas of commitment, leadership, and sustainability.

The survey, which helps to establish a culture of sustainability among employees to fulfil the national objective to build a sustainable future, witnessed the participation of over 3,126 employees from different sectors.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “These outstanding results reflect DEWA’s efforts to improve its organisational performance, and enhance the capabilities of employees to effectively contribute towards achieving sustainability.

“This supports the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021, to preserve the environment, increase reliance on clean energy sources, and transform Dubai into a smart and sustainable city with resources that are clean, healthy, and sustainable.”

The Sustainability Culture Indicator is based on the principles of achieving sustainability, strategic commitment, innovation in the field of sustainability, personal commitment, and the ability to make a difference, training, and raising awareness regarding sustainability.

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