Credit By: HealthCare Middle East & Africa
AstraZeneca has inaugurated its sustainable offices in Dubai Science Park as part of its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint in the UAE. The new offices align with AstraZeneca’s global Ambition Zero Carbon program and include transitioning to electric vehicles by 2025 (EV100) and launching a next-generation inhaler with a near-zero global warming potential fuel in the UAE market.
- Sustainable Offices:
AstraZeneca’s new 20,000-square-foot offices aim to achieve platinum standards in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. LEED certification is awarded based on sustainable design, construction, and material selection criteria.
- Accelerating Sustainability:
The inauguration event brought together key figures from the UAE’s healthcare ecosystem, including Dr Amin Al Amiri from the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dr. Ahmed Alkhazraji from the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, and Dr Ramadan Al Blooshi from Dubai Health Authority. The event emphasized the importance of accelerating the transition to net-zero sustainable healthcare.
- Global Commitment:
AstraZeneca is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. The company aims to achieve science-based net-zero emissions by 2045 at the latest.
- Industry Leadership:
The company’s efforts in sustainability serve as an example for the science sector. AstraZeneca’s actions align with Dubai Science Park’s goals and contribute to Dubai’s economic agenda and research and development (R&D) strategy.
- Electric Vehicles:
AstraZeneca plans to transition to electric vehicles by 2025, supporting the global shift toward sustainable transportation and reducing carbon emissions.
- Next-Generation Inhaler:
The company will introduce a next-generation inhaler with a fuel that has a near-zero global warming potential in the UAE market, reducing the environmental impact of pharmaceutical products.
AstraZeneca’s sustainable offices in Dubai Science Park mark a significant step in its commitment to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. The initiatives align with global goals to combat climate change and promote sustainable healthcare practices. The LEED platinum certification for the new offices underscores AstraZeneca’s dedication to sustainability in the science sector.
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