The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi's Green Industries programme has awarded its eco-label to 13 facilities across diverse sectors since its launch. This initiative evaluates and recognises environmentally friendly facilities, promoting sustainability in the industrial sector. The programme aligns with the agency's mission to support the UAE's Net Zero by 2050 goals and enhances environmental compliance in facilities, contributing to the companies’ strategic objectives.  The 13 winning companies– spanning the transportation, aluminium, steel, energy, glass, paper mills, cement and asphalt sectors – have set a new standard for environmental performance through their dedication to innovative pollution control solutions and best practices.

The winners granted the prestigious award are: Etihad Airways, Emirates Global Aluminium, Emirates Steel Arkan, Ruwais Power Company, Al Wafi Food Products Factory LLC, Gulf Cryo Emirates Industrial Gases, Emirates Float Glass, Ittihad Paper Mill, Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill, Bristol Fire Engineering, Corodex Industries, Arabian Cement Industry, and Noor Al Sahara For Asphalt Manufacturing L.L.C.

The rewards for environmental leadership go beyond the Green Industries label. In collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, winning companies will receive a percentage increase in their In-Country Value (ICV) score, further incentivising investment in sustainable practices and reinforcing the economic benefits of environmental responsibility.

These companies are eligible to participate in the His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Environmental Award, which not only acknowledges their current achievements but also their potential to inspire and guide others on the path towards a greener future.

Faisal Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Environmental Quality Sector from the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD): “The Green Industries eco-labelling programme supports Abu Dhabi's Environmental Centennial 2071 and the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy to make the emirate a hub of sustainable investment. Besides reducing the carbon footprint of industrial facilities, it addresses pollution, promotes innovative technologies, and encourages resource conservation. The programme facilitates consumer recognition of eco-friendly processes, raising public awareness and driving the production and consumption of environmentally preferable goods and services.”