DUBAI, -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) won the Public Sector award at the 9th Arabia CSR Forum and Awards, held recently under the patronage of the League of Arab States, and in collaboration with United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) to honour government and private organisations for their excellence, innovation, and efforts towards applying CSR and programmes in sustainability.

This new achievement adds to DEWA's growing list of accomplishments in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.

Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at DEWA, received the award on behalf of Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, during a ceremony at the Steigenberger Hotel, Dubai.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer expressed his appreciation for Arabia CSR Network's efforts to recognise achievements that aid the environment and contribute to the sustainability of the region.

Al Tayer noted that DEWA works in adherence with the vision of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai into the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050.

"DEWA strives to achieve sustainable development in Dubai through launching innovative green initiatives and projects, in adherence with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. DEWA is working to diversify the energy mix so clean energy will generate 7 per cent of Dubai's total power output by 2020, 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050."

DEWA's continued achievements and winning of awards and certificates reflect its efforts towards ensuring environmental sustainability and achieving the Dubai Plan 2021 to make the emirate sustainable with its resources, and make the environment clean, healthy, and sustainable, Al Tayer added.

Source: Emirates News Agency