Our regional headquarters in Dubai has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification for Operations and Maintenance for Existing Buildings (LEED O+M: Existing Buildings) – an internationally recognised mark of excellence for Green Buildings.
Our regional base hosts a factory and service centre, an office and a training centre which serves the region with sustainable water solutions.
We have joined the ranks of 11 buildings that have secured LEED Platinum certification for Operations & Maintenance in the UAE.
It took time, team effort and genuine zeal for sustainability to achieve it. We’re proud to be one of the very few facilities in the UAE to achieve this recognition, and this truly reflects our purpose of driving sustainability not only through our solutions but also in how we operate as a business.
Though the actual certification process took about a year, we have been tirelessly working on becoming climate-positive way back. We looked into how we can be sustainable through our entire business operation and did not leave any stone unturned along the way.
As a result, water consumption has decreased by 54% while electricity consumption has decreased by 90% since 2017. While the results are phenomenal, it only inspires us to do even more. We also activated solar panels on the facility which now provides at least 60% of their energy requirements. This move further boosts the company’s objective of becoming climate-positive by 2030.
It is undeniable that the world has achieved rapid technological development at the expense of the planet. But it is possible to harness innovation and technology for sustainable development. It is possible to grow as a company without harming the world; all it takes is to have a genuine care for the planet and the rest will follow. Being a water and climate company, we are obliged to pioneer solutions to address the world’s most pressing water and climate challenges by adopting these practices in how we operate.