In a high profile ceremony at Dubai on 10th Jan 2013, His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad, minister of UAE for Environment and Water presented the prestigious Environmental Performance Card (EPC) to Emirates Float Glass LLC in recognition of its efforts to promote greener production concepts and application of safe environmental management.
The environmental performance card initiative is one of the many initiatives at the Ministry that would support the achievement of the motto “Towards a Green Production 2021“, through promoting a cleaner production concept to avoid the use of hazardous substances as much as possible, to raise the efficiency of industrial enterprises, and to the reduce emissions and waste resulting from production processes.
The assessment was conducted by technical specialists at the ministry according to EFG’s commitment to environmental laws and regulations, requirements of Federal Law 24(1999) and its regulations on environmental protection and development. The assessment also included how chemicals, industrial waste and air pollutants are handled in the factory.
According to Ghassan Mashal, General Manager at EFG “the adoption of green production has already started reaping many benefits, economically and environmentally. Economically, it will reduce the cost of waste disposal operations, and will reduce production costs in terms of providing energy and raw materials. While, on the environmental scale, it will reduce the quality and quantity of pollutants, reduce risks and industrial accidents, and thus it will improve the quality of the environment which would positively affect the human life, wildlife and biodiversity”.
In the concluding statement , Joy Mathews ,Director -Engineering & Projects at EFG said this award will enhance EFG’s continuous efforts to reduce the carbon foot print and encourage ourselves towards achieving world class systems of health, safety and environment, and usage of greener production technologies in coming years.