Ma­jid Al Fut­taim recog­nises its mall ten­ants with en­vi­ron­men­tal awards

The Green Star Awards cer­e­mony was con­ceived to en­cour­age all mall ten­ants to fol­low Green Star sus­tain­abil­ity rat­ing stan­dards

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Ma­jid Al Fut­taim recog­nised its ten­ants’ en­vi­ron­men­tal ef­forts and com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­ity with its pres­ti­gious Green Star Awards.

The Green Star Awards cer­e­mony, which was held at City Cen­tre Deira’s ‘IN­DOORS’ pop up space, was con­ceived to en­cour­age all mall ten­ants to fol­low Green Star sus­tain­abil­ity rat­ing stan­dards.

The pro­gramme is part of Ma­jid Al Fut­taim’s Net Pos­i­tive com­mit­ment, which aims to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the com­pany’s wa­ter con­sump­tion and car­bon emis­sions, re­sult­ing in a pos­i­tive cor­po­rate foot­print by 2040. A to­tal of 638 stores, be­long­ing to 254 par­ent com­pa­nies, have been rated 3-star or above. Ten­ants from Mall of the Emi­rates, City Cen­tres in the UAE and Mata­jer malls in Shar­jah re­ceived tro­phies and cer­tifi­cates of recog­ni­tion.

Ma­jid Al Fut­taim’s Green Star Rat­ing sys­tem is a pi­o­neer­ing ini­tia­tive which as­sesses ten­ants’ sus­tain­abil­ity poli­cies and cer­tain en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial as­pects rel­e­vant to their fit-outs and op­er­a­tion.

The ini­tial as­sess­ment ad­dresses stores’ volatile or­ganic com­pound (VOC) emis­sion lev­els of fit-out ma­te­rial, the ef­fi­ciency of light­ing and wa­ter fea­tures. Ten­ants then re­ceive a score de­pend­ing on their an­swers and are al­lo­cated a green star rat­ing from 1 to 5.

Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, chief sus­tain­abil­ity of­fi­cer at Ma­jid Al Fut­taim-Hold­ing, said: “Our goal is to make a last­ing pos­i­tive im­pact on so­ci­ety and lead by ex­am­ple in sus­tain­able busi­ness prac­tices.

“The Green Star Rat­ing sys­tem pro­vides an in­cen­tive to our part­ners to adopt en­vi­ron­ment­friendly pro­cesses that en­sure the con­tin­ued use of nat­u­ral and non-re­newal re­sources ju­di­ciously and en­cour­ages them to in­no­vate and ap­ply re­new­able sources of en­ergy to their op­er­a­tions.”

The cer­e­mony was held at City Cen­tre Deira.

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