DP World has cut its carbon emissions from its UAE operations by nearly 50% this year by accessing renewably produced power from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
In an announcement, DP World noted that DEWA has issued more than 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) to the company so far this year.
These guarantee that the electricity consumed is generated from renewable sources, with each equivalent to 1 megawatt-hour of electricity.
DP World noted that I-RECs from DEWA are generated by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
These power DP World’s UAE operations which include Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) and Drydocks World — which today, are all 100% powered by renewables.
“The switch this year puts DP World well ahead of the UAE’s country wide target to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2030.,” the announcement said.
Maha AlQattan, sustainability officer at DP World said the company is “committed to supporting and progressing the global climate change agenda, by investing in zero carbon technology, implementing responsible business practices, and working with the right partners to achieve this.”
“We regularly take stock of our impact and aim to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the sustainability of our operations. Renewable energy supply is part of our wider strategy to decarbonise our operations, and I am proud that over 60% of electricity consumed by DP World globally comes from renewable sources.”
The end-to-end supply chain solution provider noted that decarbonisation is a “core focus” for DP World.
It has already earlier committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero by 2050, in line with the UAE’s 2050 net zero initiative.