DP World, a global logistics company, has been issued over 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in the current year. These certificates represent 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated from renewable sources, ensuring that the energy consumed by the company is sustainable.
The I-RECs are produced at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and power DP World’s operations in the UAE, including Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and Drydocks World. With these certificates, DP World is now entirely powered by renewable sources, which aligns with the UAE’s target to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2030.
Maha AlQattan, DP World’s Group Sustainability Officer, stated that the company is committed to supporting global efforts to combat climate change through investments in zero-carbon technology and responsible business practices. DP World has set ambitious goals for itself to become carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero by 2050, which are aligned with the UAE’s 2050 net zero initiative.
In addition to its commitment to sustainability within its own operations, DP World also participated in COP 27 last year and announced its participation in the Green Shipping Challenge. The company pledged to invest up to $50 million towards reducing CO2 emissions by nearly 7 million tonnes over the next five years. Through its initiatives and partnerships, DP World is taking an active role in shaping a more sustainable future for all.