• 21 Oct 2008
  • Global

TAQA joins the Global Call to Action against Poverty

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), a publicly listed company on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA), today announced its participation in this year’s “Stand Up” campaign to support the Global Call to Action Against Poverty and Inequality movement.The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) movement is a growing alliance of organizations calling for action from world leaders to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality. One of GCAP’s leading initiatives is the “Stand Up and Take Action Against Poverty and support the Millennium Development Goals”, in which millions of people across the globe stand united for 1 minute to declare their determination and promise to actively ensure that the Millennium Development Goals are reached by 2015.To begin the process of organizing a company wide Stand Up, TAQA chose to incorporate the 50 Days of Action leading up to this significant event. Beginning on Sept 1st, TAQA organized a number of initiatives aimed at raising awareness of global poverty and encouraging action from world leaders to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality. Employee initiatives included book and clothing donations for children in Africa and cash donations to buy World Health Organization approved mosquito nets to prevent the spreading of malaria in Ghana. To mark the close of the 50 days and to commemorate the Stand Up campaign, employees will gather and stand united for one minute on October 19th.Speaking about the campaign, Peter Barker-Homek, Chief Executive Officer of TAQA said: “I am very proud of the efforts and commitment shown by our employees towards this important global initiative; I credit its success to their active participation and desire to change the world in their own small way”.- ENDS -Contact Information for Media:Allan Virtanen
TAQA Media Relations, Abu DhabiTel +971 2 691 4894; Mob +971 56 685 2717
Allan.Virtanen@taqa.comAbout TAQAEstablished in 2005, TAQA is a diversified international energy group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA).TAQA’s business is made up of three operating divisions spread across the entire energy value chain: power generation & water desalination; oil and gas exploration & production; and emerging & alternative energy technologies.Power & Water: TAQA is one the largest independent power producers in the world and the majority owner of the facilities that provide 98% of the water and electricity requirements in Abu Dhabi. TAQA’s power plants are located in the UAE, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, India, and USA.Oil & Gas: with operations in Canada, UK, the Netherlands, USA and Iraq, TAQA’s oil and gas business includes exploration and production, underground gas storage and pipeline transportation.Emerging & alternative energy technologies: TAQA Energy Solutions is dedicated to alternative and technology-driven energy initiatives for long-term efficient energy production and generation. TAQA’s vision is to deliver ‘Energy for Growth’: growth within the business; social and economic progress in the communities where TAQA operates; and increased value for our shareholders.Over the past 40 years the UAE and Abu Dhabi have pursued a vision embodied by progressive development, investment and the highest global standards. TAQA is proud to align its strategy both domestically and globally to Abu Dhabi’s economic vision 2030, working towards sustainable economic development. For more information about TAQA visit: www.taqa.com or Twitter: @TAQAGLOBAL

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