Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: Masdar has released its 2015 Sustainability Report, documenting the renewable energy company’s sustainability milestones in the period October 2014 to September 2015. Masdar developed the report using the internationally recognised sustainability reporting framework from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), in accordance with the latest GRI G4 guidelines. The report discloses a wide variety of sustainability indicators, ranging from economic and environmental data to labour practices and employment information.
Commenting on the release of the report, Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of Sustainability at Masdar, said: “Our annual report is an important tool to ensure our activities as a company at the forefront of sustainable development are fully transparent to our stakeholders and to the wider community. I am proud of the progress that was achieved in the last reporting period while our operations have continued to expand.”
Report Fast Facts During Reporting Period
Economic Development
64 percent increase in registered companies in Masdar Free Zone (MFZ) 627 visas processed by Masdar City One-Stop Shop for MFZ tenants
63 percent of total spend distributed to local businesses
2,962 gigawatt hours of total renewable energy produced
Environmental
46,513 megawatt hours of energy use in Masdar City operations
71,135 cubic meters of water used in Masdar City operations
Total 1.39 million tonnes of carbon displaced by Masdar-involved renewable energy projects
33,000 passengers using Masdar City’s personal rapid transport (PRT) system
Workforce
203 employees, of which 30% were female
44% emiratisation of corporate positions
1.8m man-hours without a lost time injury on Masdar City Construction Site