Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE (“Daikin”), a leading manufacturer of Air Conditioning, Heating, Ventilation, and Refrigeration solutions, is proud to announce another key milestone in the UAE achieved with the recent signing of the Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge initiated by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE).
This is in line with Daikin’s Environmental Vision 2050 and supports the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative and Clean Energy Strategy. The UAE leads the region’s efforts to climate change ahead of the country hosting COP28 this year, and this pledge further reinstates the importance and urgent need for collaboration between the government and private sectors.
Daikin UAE, represented by Samer Alawiah, UAE Managing Director, signed the pledge during the 11th installment of the MOCCAE-hosted National Dialogue for Climate Action (NDCA). The NDCA was attended by Her Excellency Mariam AlMheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment.
Speaking on the occasion, Samer Alawiah, UAE Managing Director at Daikin, said, “We are proud and honored to receive this opportunity by MOCCAE to sign the Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge. This significant step formalizes Daikin’s alignment with the UAE’s international climate commitments, particularly the Paris Agreement, and supports the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.” He added, “At our recent seminar, Towards a Sustainable Future, we highlighted our commitment to sustainable cooling and the importance of companies and individuals collaborating and contributing equally to the government’s efforts at decarbonization to build a sustainable future. The signing of this pledge is another move in this direction and being a responsible local citizen that is receptive to the needs of the community in which we are based.”
As a signatory to the UAE Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge, Daikin UAE commits to step up its efforts to combat climate change by reducing its carbon footprint in scopes 1 and 2 to contribute to achieving the national net-zero target by 2050 or earlier.
Daikin leads by example in the adoption of renewable energy sources wherever possible, commencing with its very own Middle East and Africa headquarters based in JAFZA, Dubai. Last year, Daikin commissioned a 515 kilowatt-peak (kWp) solar plant installation of 1000 panels on the roof of the company’s headquarters. This is in line with Daikin’s Environmental Vision 2050 and supports the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative and Clean Energy Strategy.
Moreover, The HVAC-R innovations of Daikin prioritize minimizing environmental impact, starting with the design of solutions at the product development stage. The company focuses on reducing direct and indirect emissions from its products, and the high-energy efficiency systems not only enhance performance but also limit carbon footprints. Daikin is adopting refrigerants with a lower environmental impact to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, further contributing to a sustainable future.