Etisalat Receives ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System Certification

Etisalat has received ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System Certification for adopting best practices in reduction of its carbon footprint and its overall environmental impact at the Corporation’s head offices in Abu Dhabi.

The certification has been awarded to Etisalat for its environmental management policy in cellular telecommunications, fixed and broadband services, which has enabled a balance between economic, social and environmental needs. It also reflects the Corporation’s efforts in establishing strategic partnerships with government agencies, businesses and environment groups in support of policies that promote environmental protection.

Commenting on the certification awarded, Ali Alahmed, Chief Corporate Communications Officer of- Etisalat said: “ISO14001:2004 certification is a recognition of Etisalat’s continuous efforts in adopting significant eco-friendly initiatives. Since inception, Etisalat has been keen to establish green building infrastructure, and today it has the ISO14001:2004 certification as a proof of its commitment in decreasing the carbon-footprint of its main office buildings in Abu Dhabi.”

Etisalat’s dedicated efforts to fulfill its obligations include solutions and technologies that help minimize carbon footprint from its business activities. The Corporation constantly liaises with relevant authorities and agencies to exchange ideas and promote environmental management.

Etisalat’s management recently launched the environmental management system – ISO14001 International Standard Project, as the first step in line with the Etisalat Group strategic initiative – “green efficiencies.” Key objectives of the green efficiencies initiative include improving Etisalat’s environmental performance, participating in environment protection and sustaining it for future generations.