In the current year, DP World has received over 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) from DEWA. These certificates guarantee that the electricity consumed by DP World is generated from renewable sources.
The I-RECs are produced by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and power DP World’s operations in the UAE, including Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and Drydocks World. These operations have now completely switched to renewables, putting DP World ahead of the UAE’s target to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2030.
DP World’s Group Sustainability Officer, Maha AlQattan, expressed the company’s commitment to supporting global efforts against climate change through investments in zero-carbon technology and responsible business practices. The company has a core focus on decarbonization and has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero by 2050, aligning with the UAE’s 2050 net zero initiative.
In addition to this, at COP 27 last year, DP World announced its participation in the Green Shipping Challenge and committed to investing up to $500 million over the next five years to reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 700,000 tonnes.