Economic Zones World environmental awareness campaign generates positive response from Jafza community



Reaffirming its social & environmental commitments, Economic Zones World (EZW), global provider of sustainable logistics space and parent company of Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), collaborated with Emirates Environmental Group’s (EEG) in their annual Can Collection Day, for the third consecutive year. Economic Zones World alongside Imdaad launched a can collection campaign within Jafza to increase awareness on environmental conservation initiatives and activities.

Can Collection DayEmployees, customers and visitors alike were encouraged to use the recycling facilities and integrate sustainable practices in their daily lives. 160 kilograms of used aluminum cans were collected during the campaign and will be recycled to help in reducing emissions and conserve energy.

The Can Collection Drive run by EEG annually has continuously gained momentum in rallying support from various sectors of the society since it was launched in 1997. To date, 129,210 kgs of aluminum cans have been collected overall.

Dr. Eng. Hamad Al Hashemi, Managing Director Dubai Institute of Technology (DIT) and SVP, Corporate Communications said: “Socially responsible initiatives are a crucial element of EZW’s overall strategy which contributes to long-term business and community sustainability. We have adopted many measures within our zones and projects across the globe. The Jafza community in Dubai comprises of more than 6500 companies and over 115,000 employees. We strive to continually improve the work environment in the free zone for this community by encouraging individual actions and daily eco-friendly measures. The Can Collection Drive was an excellent opportunity to engage people and raise awareness on local environmental issues.”

“The Can Collection Campaign is a simple yet very effective way of drawing the awareness of the public towards urgent environmental issues, while encouraging members of the community to act more proactively in addressing these concerns. We are likewise grateful to EZW for their participation in this event and all the individuals from different communities who came to support the campaign and help EEG achieve its targets,” said Mahmoud Rasheed, COO of Imdaad.

EZW’s other recent green initiatives include the ‘Think Green’ circulars to raise environmental awareness amongst employees and customers, planting indigenous trees within the zone as well as various other activities for upcoming environmental events such as World Environment Day, Earth Hour, Earth Day and Clean Up UAE among others.