Conservation & Sustainability

  • Plastic Bags charges, taxes and bans – List by Countries

    An island the size of Texas is forming in the Central Pacific Ocean……an island made entirely of discarded plastic debris. Cities and countries are taking action against the scourge of plastic bags. Below are just some of the countries with bans or charges already in place or pending. This is in no way a complete list however […]


    Updated: 04 June, 2017

  • Emirates Group – Annual Environmental Report 2015-16

    This sixth annual report measures and tracks the Group’s environmental performance, as well as identifying examples of best practice across the Group’s international operations.


    Updated: 12 December, 2016

  • Corporate Responsibility or Corporate Sustainability?

    Over the past twenty years, many terms (such as corporate responsibility, corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, responsible competitiveness, corporate sustainability and many other) have been used to describe the same concept: An organisation should aim at profits while ‒ at the same time ‒ take into account the impact of its operation on community, environment, […]


    Updated: 21 March, 2016

  • UAE reforestation scheme begins

    About 1,000 ghaf trees will be planted by children across the country in a scheme run by Dubai Municipality, Middle East hotel operator Accor and environmental portal Goumbook. The reforestation plan will be launched this month as part of the Plant for the Planet Campaign, which will support Goumbook’s Give a Ghaf Tree initiative. Simran […]


    Updated: 01 March, 2015

  • UAE leads way in reef conservation

    The UAE is taking a leading role in preserving the Arabian Gulf’s coral reefs.     Not only are more than a fifth of its waters protected areas – compared with an Arabian Gulf-wide average of 7.8 per cent – the country is gaining plaudits for “strong and successful management” of these areas. These were […]


    Updated: 08 August, 2013