ARE receives 4 Green Apple Awards for its Environment and Sustainability Achievements at The Pearl Island

ARE receives 4 Green Apple Awards for its Environment and Sustainability Achievements at The Pearl Island

ARE receives 4 Green Apple Awards for its Environment and Sustainability Achievements at The Pearl Island

Azuri Real Estate (ARE), the master developer of The Pearl and Gewan Islands, has been honored with four international environment and sustainability awards by The Green Apple Organization. These awards recognize ARE's notable achievements in pollution control, energy efficiency, water management, and carbon reduction, which are vital to promoting environmental improvement and sustainable development.

The awards were presented to Eng. Abdullah Al-Sulaiti, ARE Executive Director of Public Services, in Miami, Florida, USA. This recognition underscores ARE's commitment to its Environment and Sustainability Strategy 2026, highlighting its leadership and innovation in sustainable business practices at Pearl Island.

ARE was selected from 200 nominations, including major regional and international companies, marking it as the first real estate company in the Middle East to receive these prestigious awards. Its inclusion in the World Green Book is a testament to its ongoing commitment to Qatar National Vision 2030.

Award Highlights:

1. **Gold in Pollution Control**: ARE's successful initiatives include waste recycling, plastic reduction, e-waste, and battery management, and the Seabin project, which has significantly reduced marine pollution. Their strategy has resulted in substantial environmental benefits, including the filtration of billions of liters of seawater and significant waste reduction.

2. **Silver in Energy Efficiency**: ARE has implemented a solar-powered intelligent LED lighting system on beaches with 80% recycled materials. This initiative and the conversion to Smart LED technology in communal areas have significantly reduced energy consumption.

3. **Bronze in Water Management**: ARE's water management efforts have saved millions of gallons of freshwater through technology and sustainable practices, including using treated sewage effluent for landscape irrigation and introducing water-efficient features.

4. **Bronze in Carbon Reduction**: Pearl Island hosts the world's largest District Cooling plant, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ARE has also launched eco-friendly transportation options, including a hybrid limousine service and an electric water taxi, further cutting carbon emissions.

Additional Achievements:

- Mr. Faisal Al-Hajri, ARE President and CEO, received the Sustainability Executives Leader Award for outstanding leadership and commitment to environmental integration.

- ARE's unique tree planting initiative for new employees and partnership with The Green Organization reflects its global social responsibility.

- Recognition by the Green Apple Environment and NAMEPA for exceptional environmental initiatives.

- ARE's pioneering ESG report and GSAS Operation certification in the Gold category for the UDC Tower, underscoring its commitment to sustainable operation.

ARE's numerous environmental achievements in 2022 and early 2023, including international accreditations and prestigious awards, demonstrate its deep commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices for the well-being of The Pearl Island community.

Doha - Qatar, 3 May 2023.