ADNOC has won the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Environmental Award in the “Environmental Performance” category for implementing sustainability initiatives across the company’s operations.
The award acknowledges ADNOC’s implementation of a range of lower-carbon technologies and solutions across its operations as it moves towards its net zero by 2045 ambition, with the protection of the UAE’s natural environment at the heart of its strategy. as ADNOC stated in a press release.
These include an expansion in its investments in hydrogen and renewables, carbon capture technology, electrification, and nature-based solutions such as the planting of mangroves, ADNOC added.
The award was received by Yaser Al Mazrouei, ADNOC Executive Director of People, Commercial, and Corporate Support; Musabbeh Al Kaabi, ADNOC Executive Director of Low Carbon Solutions and International Growth; and Hatim Khalifa Al Owaid, ADNOC Acting Senior Vice President of HSE, on behalf of the company.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD), has honored the winners of the first edition of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Environmental Award at a ceremony held at Al Nakheel Palace in Abu Dhabi.
“Today we realize that we will not be able to address the exceptional challenges that our world faces today without discovering exceptional talents and bold ideas. Therefore, the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Environmental Award was launched to contribute to spreading environmental awareness and culture and motivate individuals and institutions towards environmental creativity and innovation,” said Mohamed Ahmed Al Bowardi, Vice Chairman of the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi.
A total of 150 participants, comprising individuals and institutions from various environmental fields in Abu Dhabi, submitted applications to participate in the award, organized by EAD in cooperation with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).
Participants competed in three main award categories, with six sub-categories in each. Eighty-six applicants were qualified to participate in the award, while 68 participants completed the desk evaluation requirements, and 40 participants were shortlisted for the final evaluation, which culminated in 18 winners.