The Blue Carbon Project – Gold Award in the ‘Environmental Sustainability Programme – Large enterprise” category and Bronze award in the ‘Innovation in Sustainable Technologies – Large enterprise’ category –
The Blue Carbon project was launched in 2020 by ENGIE and EAD with an aim to ensure the rehabilitation of the region’s natural biodiversity through impactful climate actions. ENGIE’s efforts are supported by its partner, Distant Imagery, specialists in engineering drone solutions based on blue carbon restoration expertise, who use their custom-built drones and innovative technology to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of planting mangrove seeds.
iCEE – Silver Award in the ‘Innovation in Sustainable Technologies – Large enterprise’ category –
Similarly, with the aim to drive sustainable technology solutions across the business, and support clients in their transition towards becoming carbon neutral, ENGIE Solutions set up an Operational Control Centre called The Integrated Centre for Engineering & Environment (iCEE). From here we operate smart IoT platforms that include artificial intelligence and machine learning to automatically identify energy and operational savings and detect issues before they happen.
Florence Fontani, EVP Communications & Sustainability, ENGIE Africa Middle East & Asia, said “ENGIE is committed to a carbon-neutral transition, and through natural based solutions we are actively contributing to the sustainable development goals. Blue carbon ecosystems also support local industries like fishing, tourism, and agriculture to flourish, that has the potential to contribute towards the UAE’s carbon-neutrality and sustainability agenda. Projects such as the Blue Carbon project are fully aligned with ENGIE’s decarbonization pathway as it uses scientific expertise to provide innovative solutions to offset CO2 emissions”.
The Gulf Sustainability Award 2021 celebrates conscientious business practice within the region that are leading the way for Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance. It aims to inspire businesses to take the road towards sustainability and promote changes in that regard.