On Saturday 19 March 2016, the area's largest main aluminium producer Emirates Global Aluminium ("EGA") will join forces with the global community to tackle climate change by switching off non-essential lights and devices at its business premises for one hour at 20:30 to mark Earth Hour. Workers have likewise been motivated to mark the event in their individual capacity, in your home. Direct participation in Earth Hour at EGA's Jebel Ali Operations from 2008 to 2015 has conserved 25.04 MW (equivalent to 12,520 kg CO2).
"EGA is passionate about supporting vital global trigger by safeguarding the environment and contributing meaningfully to the communities where we operate is amongst EGA's core values," states Abdulla Kalban (MD & CEO: EGA). "We work as guardians of the environment and consider this an investment in assisting us attain our goal for a much better future. Earth Hour is an ideal chance to encourage favorable behaviours from all EGA employees, consumers, providers and service providers and thus develop a more sustainable environmental culture.".
To drive awareness and engagement amongst EGA staff members, attention has been concentrated on Earth Hour this week. A campaign with calls-to-action driven through posters, e-mails and SMS advising all employees to take part in Earth Hour culminated today, Thursday 17 March, with 300 staff members using Earth Hour t-shirts and workers being advised to switch off non-essential lights and office equipment at the end of their shift; along with to do the very same in the house for Earth Hour itself.
Considering that March 2015, EGA has pro-actively supported the "Beyond Earth Hour" effort by holding an Earth Hour on the last day of each month. The cost savings accomplished from March to December 2015 totaled up to 96,971 kWh, equivalent to 40,189 kg CO2.
Likewise in support of "Beyond Earth Hour", the EGA Green Life recycling project is being refreshed this year to more ensure recycling routines within EGA's facilities. The Green Life campaign started in Dubai Aluminium ("DUBAL", likewise called EGA Jebel Ali) several years back and is being presented for the very first time at Emirates Aluminium ("EMAL", also referred to as EGA Al Taweelah). As part of the project, 149 recycling bins for plastic, paper, aluminium cans, glass, cartridge, batteries and e-waste have actually been put in parking lots, canteens and buildings at both sites to give easy access to staff members to recycle, not only in the offices however likewise to bring their recyclables from house.
In addition, over the last 3 years, EGA Jebel Ali has actually planted 1,300 trees that will lower CO2 emissions by 28.3 tonnes each year.