Jafza, the flagship entity of Economic Zones World (EZW), joined the global community in marking the Earth Day by declaring Sunday, April 22 as Metro Day for Jafza employees. The initiative aimed at raising awareness of the danger of climate change and the urgent need to reduce energy consumption and carbon […]
Jafza, the flagship entity of Economic Zones World (EZW), joined the global community in marking the Earth Day by declaring Sunday, April 22 as Metro Day for Jafza employees. The initiative aimed at raising awareness of the danger of climate change and the urgent need to reduce energy consumption and carbon emission to protect the planet from climate change.
More than 50 Jafza employees including Ibrahim Mohamed Aljanahi, Jafza Deputy CEO and other senior managers, from various part of the city, used Metro to come to work in Jafza.
Al Janahi stressed the need to mobilise individual efforts to address these challenges. He said: “Metro offers an immediate alternative for those seeking to reduce their energy usage and carbon foot-print. By using Metro Jafza employees can play a lead role in motivating others and promote our green commitment. By participating in Earth Day through such a meaningful and symbolic initiative we have reinforced our deep commitment to sustainability.”
Jafza continues to take measures in the free zone on a regular basis to improve its carbon management and environmental activities. Specific measures undertaken by Jafza to save energy include the installation of timer controlled devices and photocells in parking areas, corridors and other parts of the buildings. Buildings 18 and 19 have been fitted with LED lights that consume less electricity.
Water saving devices have also been installed in office buildings resulting in 23% water savings. Additionally all sewage water and water drained from air conditioning units is recycled and used for irrigation. Refrigerants are also recycled and reused to minimise the free zone’s carbon footprint. Paper and aluminium can recycling bins were introduced a few years ago to encourage people to recycle.
EZW also extends its green strategies to its logistics developments and warehouses. In 2009, Jafza mandated all facility developments to follow green building standards and ensures its customers adhere strictly to them. This includes adding energy saving facilities, ensuring there are no ‘over design’ items like roof Lightning Protection systems, optimising loads and a host of other measures.