DP World has received over 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) this year. Each certificate represents 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated from renewable sources, ensuring that the energy consumed by DP World’s UAE operations is renewable.
The I-RECs produced by DEWA come from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and are used to power Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and Drydocks World. These operations have now shifted entirely to renewable energy, making DP World a leader in reducing carbon emissions in the UAE.
Maha AlQattan, DP World’s Group Sustainability Officer, emphasized the company’s commitment to supporting global efforts to combat climate change through investments in zero-carbon technology and responsible business practices. In line with the UAE’s 2050 net zero initiative, DP World has set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
Moreover, at COP 27 last year, DP World announced its participation in the Green Shipping Challenge and pledged to invest up to $500 million towards reducing CO2 emissions by nearly 700,000 tonnes over the next five years. With these initiatives and certifications, DP World is taking significant strides towards a sustainable future while also contributing to global efforts to mitigate climate change.