• 26 Sep 2012
  • Global

TAQA joins Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (“TAQA”) has become a member of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG). ADSG was established by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, with the support of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi Emirate, to integrate sustainability into the Emirate’s economic and social development programmes.ADSG is a membership-based organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability management in Abu Dhabi by providing policy support, learning and knowledge sharing opportunities for government, private companies and not-for-profit organisations in a spirit of cooperation and open dialogue.TAQA strengthens the security and resilience of Abu Dhabi’s growth by developing its energy infrastructure and diversifying its sources of supply.Carl Sheldon, TAQA’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Sustainability is of paramount importance to TAQA. As a global energy company we have a responsibility to look after our people as well as the communities and environments in which we operate. Supporting economic and social development and protecting the environment are fundamental to the way we behave as a business. I am therefore delighted we have joined the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group, and I look forward to working with the Group’s members to further TAQA’s sustainability efforts.”Huda Al Houqani, Director of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group, said: “We live in an age where financial profitability and efficiency key performance indicators are no longer enough. We encourage other organisations to follow TAQA’s example.”TAQA’s Energy Solutions division is responsible for deploying advanced technology in energy production and establishing alternative energy operations including wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and waste-to-energy. In June TAQA joined forces with The Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi to evaluate the feasibility of developing one of the world’s largest waste-to-energy facilities in Abu Dhabi. Such a facility would divert up to 1 million tonnes of waste from landfills every year, meeting one objective laid out in the Plan Abu Dhabi 2030.Dr Saif Al Sayari, Executive Officer and Head of TAQA’s Energy Solutions division, said: “Membership of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group will provide better access to learning and knowledge sharing opportunities. Sustainability management helps TAQA to achieve its long-term goals and support the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.”-ENDS-Contact Information for Media:Abu DhabiThomas Ashby
GVP Corporate Communications
Tel +971 2 691 4802Allan Virtanen
Head of Media
Tel +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: @TAQAGLOBALAbout the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) is a membership organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability management in Abu Dhabi by providing learning and knowledge sharing opportunities for government, private companies and not for profit organisations in a spirit of cooperation and open dialogue.The ADSG was established in June 2008 as a forum of members who have signed the ADSG Declaration, committing to adopt best practices of sustainability management and reporting and to actively participate in ADSG activities.For more information about ADSG visit: www.adsg.ae

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