Azizi Developments, one of the leading private developers in the UAE, said its community management provider VCM has signed a partnership agreement with Imdaad, a Dubai-based group of companies that provides integrated, sustainable facilities management services, for promoting recycling within all of its communities in the country.
As part of this initiative, dozens of recycling bins and paper waste cages have been placed across 16 of the developer’s communities, said the statement from Azizi.
Azizi is now also in talks with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to install electric vehicle chargers across its communities, it added.
Executive Director (Engineering) Mohammed Ragheb said: "Sustainability is one of Azizi's core commitments, reflected in all of our projects, with environmental considerations being integrated wherever possible."
"We are pleased about the initiation of the agreement with Imdaad, augmenting our efforts in moving towards a healthy, sustainable ecosystem in line with Dubai Plan 2021," stated Ragheb.
"Through the provision of waste recycling bins at our doorsteps and several other concrete steps that we are taking, we are proud to contribute to the smart and environmentally friendly city of Dubai, where communities are clean, healthy, and sustainable," he added.
VCM General Manager Jawad Hussain said: "Through our partnership with Imdaad, we are ensuring that all international sustainability best practices are adhered to. Recycling bins and paper waste cages are merely the first step in this."
"We are now looking at integrating electric vehicle charges, enhancing greenery around our developments, and much more. We look forward to sharing more announcements on this in the near future," he noted.
VCM, he stated, is also finalising contracts with leading organisations in the realm of sustainability, in line with Dubai’s environmental initiatives, and educating stakeholders on how to reduce waste and contribute to the preservation of the environment through organised educational sessions.
Imdaad Group CEO Jamal Abdulla Lootah said: "Offering industry-leading integrated and turnkey sustainable solutions, we have been delivering superior value to our customers and we are delighted to partner with VCM to contribute to Azizi Developments’ journey in achieving its sustainability goals."
This partnership represents our commitment to helping the UAE realise its vision of diverting 75 percent of all municipal solid waste away from landfills by 2021 through the promotion of effective recycling of commercial and industrial waste, noted Lootah.
"We are also keen to further introduce innovative concepts that will support the developer in incorporating best practices in environmental friendliness," he added.-TradeArabia News Service