Dubai is a diversified economy focused in a number of key areas amongst which include tourism, logistics and transport as well as manufacturing. In fact, manufacturing accounts for nearly 10% of the GDP and this figure is set to increase over the forthcoming period with the establishment of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 that seeks to make the manufacturing sector more sizeable than its current level. However, such an ambitious initiative will have the potential to lead to negative sustainability impacts namely the increase in the demand for resources such as electric and water, as also the potential for environmental impacts. Data from DEWA forecasts that power consumption by the industrial sector over the period 2010 to 2020 is estimated to increase by 21%. In the case of water consumption the growth is far higher at 48%.
Dubai Government seeks to proactively work on several initiatives that will mitigate such impacts and one such is the establishment of the Dubai Green Star Awards for the manufacturing sector that encourages industries in Dubai to reduce its carbon footprint despite the new focus on industrial growth in Dubai. Under this initiative, Dubai Exports, an Agency of the Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai, in collaboration with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Etihad ESCO, and TAQATI has instituted these awards that seek to reward industries that demonstrate appreciable reduction of their impact on the environment and electric and water consumption.
The Awards will promote companies for outstanding performance in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, thereby highlighting them as leading role models in Dubai. In doing so, it is hoped that companies will adopt technology and innovation related to energy efficiency and related sustainability initiatives. The companies that take steps to become energy efficient will be recognized through a system of rewards knowns as
The award scheme will be categorized in three levels. Ranking and awarding of applicants is based on the score against the set criteria
1. Green Gold Star Award – awarded to the top applicant
2. Green Silver Star Award – awarded to the 2nd best applicant
3. Green Bronze Star Award – awarded to the 3rd best applicant
In addition, a Certificate of Appreciation, shall be issued to short-listed applicant companies in appreciation of their effort and in acknowledgment of their work on their journey for taking tangible steps to achieve sustainability
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
To encourage Dubai's industries to grow in a sustainable manner in line with the vision of the Dubai Industrial Strategy, 2030.
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