Dubai: AstraZeneca has opened its new sustainable offices in Dubai Science Park, a member of the TECOM Group PJSC. The offices mark a critical milestone along the company’s carbon footprint reduction journey in the UAE.
The offices are part of efforts taken by AstraZeneca for its transition to sustainable healthcare in the country, aligned with the company’s global Ambition Zero Carbon program. 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.
The inauguration was attended by Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant, Under-Secretary of the Health Regulation Sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention; Dr. Ahmed Alkhazraji, Executive Director of Strategy and Policy at the Department of Health Abu Dhabi; Dr. Ramadan Al Blooshi, Director of Public Health and Protection Department at Dubai Health Authority; Mr. Pascal Soriot, CEO of AstraZeneca; Mr. Abdulla Belhoul, CEO of TECOM Group; Mr. Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Senior Vice President of Dubai Science Park; and other senior health leaders in the UAE, to highlight the need to accelerate the transition to net zero sustainable healthcare.
“What is particularly special about this event is witnessing the UAE’s healthcare ecosystem come together and recognize the interconnectedness between health equity, health resilience, and climate action. Clearly, this is a mission to be led by all, for all,” Mr. El Fangary added.
The new premises, spanning an area of 20,000 square feet, 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. Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Senior Vice President of Dubai Science Park, commented that “as stewards of health and progress, science companies have a profound impact on society and the environment. Embracing sustainable practices ensures that our actions today do not compromise the well-being of future generations.”