Affirms net-zero carbon emission targets
DP World, the operator of the port of Ain Sokhna in Egypt’s Suez Canal Zone (SC Zone), has confirmed its ongoing support for the green energy transition and business sustainability through participating in the “Green Shipping Challenge” initiative.
This commitment took place at the recently United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) and aligns with DP World’s ‘Our World, Our Future’ global sustainability strategy.
To highlight the group’s innovation and commitment to sustainable business practices, DP World showcased its strategy for converting their fleet to electrical power, thus decreasing their reliance on diesel at the global conference. In addition, DP World highlighted the alternative fuel solutions it is exploring to foster a more sustainable environment in and around their ports and terminals, according to a corporate press communique.
“We have placed our own strategic plan for sustainability titled ‘Our World, Our Future’, which comes in line with the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), at the forefront of our operations to become a carbon-neutral company by 2040, and to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050,” asserted Suhail Al Banna, CEO and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, DP World.
Throughout COP27, DP World in Sokhna’s leadership participated in several discussions surrounding the company’s sustainability efforts. DP World highlighted the latest solutions that are making the work environment more sustainable, in addition to presenting the company’s five-year sustainability plan.
During the session, titled ‘Enhancing Green Maritime Transport’, DP World executives discussed several solutions to enhance maritime transport and support the green transition through supplying green fuel across the sector.