AstraZeneca unveils new sustainable offices at Dubai Science Park

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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AstraZeneca's new sustainable offices
Officials during the opening ceremony.

AstraZeneca has inaugurated its new sustainable offices in Dubai Science Park, a member of the TECOM Group, marking a critical milestone along the company’s carbon footprint reduction journey in the UAE.

The offices are part of a raft of measures by AstraZeneca to accelerate the transition to sustainable healthcare in the UAE, aligned with the company’s global Ambition Zero Carbon program.

The key plans include transitioning to electric vehicles (EV100) by 2025 and launching its first next-generation inhaler with a near-zero global warming potential propellant in the UAE market.

Spanning an area of 20,000 square feet, the new premises aim to achieve platinum standards in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement, as defined by the United States Green Building Council.

Mr. Sameh El Fangary, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Cluster President of AstraZeneca, said that, “Climate change is the biggest threat to human health, which is why, as a healthcare company, we have a duty to act. AstraZeneca shares the UAE’s vision of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C. Our sustainable offices will contribute to AstraZeneca’s drive to cut emissions and be science-based net zero by 2045.”

The Park is part of TECOM Group’s business district portfolio, including Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Production City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai Design District (d3), and Dubai Industrial City.

“Nurturing eco-friendly innovation can create a harmonious balance between scientific advancements and environmental preservation, and by prioritizing sustainability, AstraZeneca has set a sterling example for the science sector. Its efforts align with Dubai Science Park’s goals to contribute to the Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’ and Dubai R&D Strategy and reinforce our ambition to enable sustainable scientific advancement,” Mr. Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Senior Vice President of Dubai Science Park.

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