Azizi Developments, one of the leading private developers in the UAE, is taking its sustainability efforts to the next level through VCM, the community management provider that Azizi recently hired. VCM having signed a partnership agreement with Imdaad, a Dubai-based group of companies that provides integrated, sustainable facilities management services that enhance operational efficiencies of physical assets, is now promoting recycling within all of Azizi’s communities through dozens of recycling bins and cages that have been placed across 16 of the developer’s communities.
The developer is now also in talks with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to install electric vehicle chargers across its communities.
Mohammed Ragheb, Executive Director – Engineering Division at Azizi Developments, commented: “Sustainability is one of our core commitments, reflected in all of our projects, with environmental considerations being integrated wherever possible. We are pleased about the initiation of the agreement with Imdaad, augmenting our efforts in moving towards a healthy, sustainable ecosystem in line with Dubai Plan 2021. Through the provision of waste recycling bins at our doorsteps and several other concrete steps that we are taking, we are proud to contribute to the smart and environmentally friendly city of Dubai, where communities are clean, healthy, and sustainable.”
Mr Jawad Hussain, General Manager of VCM, added: “Through our partnership with Imdaad, we are ensuring that all international sustainability best practices are adhered to. Recycling bins and paper waste cages are merely the first step in this. We are now looking at integrating electric vehicle charges, enhancing greenery around our developments, and much more. We look forward to sharing more announcements on this in the near future.”
Mr. Jamal Abdulla Lootah, Group CEO of Imdaad, commented: “Offering industry-leading integrated and turnkey sustainable solutions, we have been delivering superior value to our customers and we are delighted to partner with VCM to contribute to Azizi Developments’ journey in achieving its sustainability goals.
This partnership represents our commitment to helping the UAE realise its vision of diverting 75 percent of all municipal solid waste away from landfills by 2021 through the promotion of effective recycling of commercial and industrial waste. We are also keen to further introduce innovative concepts that will support the developer in incorporating best practices in environmental friendliness.”
VCM is finalising contracts with leading organisations in the realm of sustainability, in line with Dubai’s environmental initiatives, and educating stakeholders on how to reduce waste and contribute to the preservation of the environment through organised educational sessions.