28 October, 2013
du's LEED platinum- certified Green Shop wins Golden Award for Small Energy Projects at Emirates Energy Award
His Highness Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, presented the award to Osman Sultan, CEO, du, during the Emirates Energy Award ceremony on 27th October
In a sterling recognition of the company's commitment to sustainability initiatives, du's LEED platinum-certified Green Shop in Fujairah won the Small Energy Award - Golden Category, presented by His Highness Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, to Osman Sultan, CEO, du, during the Emirates Energy Award ceremony. The event was held recently under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
du received the Small Energy Projects Award - Golden Category for its innovative approach to sustainable retail, as demonstrated by its green Shop in Fujairah City Centre. The store is the UAE's first to be LEED Platinum-certified, based on the sustainable materials and practices used in creating the outlet. The award, which aims to increase awareness amongst individuals, organisations and the community to drive sustainable development in the UAE, Middle East and North Africa, was received in the presence of several members of du's executive management.
"Being bestowed with Small Energy Projects Award under the Golden category is a jewel in the crown for our LEED-certified Green Shop in Fujairah," said Sultan. "Guided by the visionary leadership of the country , sustainability is the mainstay and at the very core of our business. By supporting the UAE society through new initiatives , or exploring environmentally-friendly retail and power solutions, our sustainable journey is carrying us towards the greener economy."
This is the third award that du's green Shop in Fujairah City Centre, having previously been awarded the International Green Apple Award 2013, and a five star Majid Al Futtaim Properties 2012 Retailer Corporate Social Responsibility Award.