DP World has received over 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) from DEWA in the current year. Each I-REC represents 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated from renewable sources, ensuring that the electricity consumed is clean.
These certificates are produced by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and power DP World’s UAE operations, including Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and Drydocks World. These operations have now completely transitioned to renewable energy sources, placing DP World at the forefront of the UAE’s goal to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2030.
Maha AlQattan, DP World’s Group Sustainability Officer, expressed her company’s commitment to driving change through investments in zero-carbon technology and responsible business practices. DP World has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero by 2050, aligning with the UAE’s own 2050 net zero initiative.
In addition to this announcement, at COP 27 last year, DP World declared its participation in the Green Shipping Challenge and pledged to invest up to $500 million over the next five years towards reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 700,000 tonnes.