Dubai Chamber of Commerce building. Image Courtesy: Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chambers has contributed to the emirate’s drive for sustainability by saving a total of 72,239 litres of water between June 2022 and June 2023, equivalent to 3,822 five-gallon bottles. The savings were achieved as part of the chambers’ participation in ‘Dubai Can’, a sustainability initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.

‘Dubai Can’ is aimed at educating and mobilising all segments of society to reduce waste and protect the environment. Dubai Chambers has introduced a series of measures to implement best practices in sustainability through its Centre for Responsible Business. These include installing water filters and providing employees with refillable water bottles to discourage the use of single-use plastic water bottles.

On all levels of its Dubai headquarters, The Chambers has installed a total of 23 filtered drinking water dispenser units that are connected to DEWA’s potable water supply. These actions established Dubai Chambers as a model organization for businesses eager to adopt ethical and sustainable business practices.

The measures adopted come as part of the chamber’s strong commitment to promoting responsible and sustainable practices and raising awareness on how small changes in daily habits can have significant impacts on the environment, society, and health.

The “Dubai Can” campaign aims to reduce the amount of single-use plastic water bottle waste in the city by promoting the use of reusable bottles, providing free and safe drinking water through the establishment and use of water stations throughout Dubai, and fostering a culture of conscientious living by raising awareness of sustainable practices and plastic alternatives.