Jafza reinforces commitment to sustainability on Car Free Day

DUBAI, 4th February, 2015 (WAM) — Jebel Ali Free Zone, Jafza, the flagship free zone business of Dubai and the trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region, joined the “Car Free Day” initiative of Dubai Municipality, which aims to create awareness about the critical importance of a sustainable ecosystem for the well-being of the community and how individuals can contribute to making Dubai an ecofriendly city.

About 100 Jafza employees, including Adel bin Turkeya, Chief Resources Officer and other senior executives, used Dubai Metro to travel to work in the Free Zone.

Ibrahim Mohamed Aljanahi, Deputy CEO of Jafza and Chief Commercial Officer of Economic Zones World, the parent company of the Free Zone, said, “Our participation in this yearly event aims at encouraging more and more employees to use public transportation as much as possible with the purpose of playing their role in reducing carbon emissions from thousands of cars every day on roads in the emirate. We want to make the use of public transport a way of life.” Since 2008, Jafza has implemented numerous green initiatives for their old and new facilities. Examples are, expanding sewage treated effluent water networks for irrigation, harvesting air conditioning drainage for irrigation, monitoring and controlling air conditioning with BMS and Timers, solar LED and LED street lighting in Jafza South, switching off lights after office hours, occupancy light sensors, changing existing office lights to more energy efficient lighting (fluorescent T5 type and LED lights), sustainable interior LED lighting in offices, optimising lighting in corridors and offices, optimising electrical loads for warehouses, sustainable designs of warehouses and buildings to Green Regulations, and enhancing security controls.