AstraZeneca inaugurates new sustainable offices at Dubai Science Park

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  • Date: 19-Sep-2023
  • Source: Gulf Business
  • Sector:Healthcare
  • Country:UAE
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AstraZeneca inaugurates new sustainable offices at Dubai Science Park





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AstraZeneca recently inaugurated its new sustainable offices in Dubai Science Park.

This development is part of a series of steps taken by AstraZeneca that are aligned with its global Ambition Zero Carbon programme.

Key targets include the launch of its first next-generation inhaler with a near-zero global warming potential propellant in the UAE market and transitioning to electric vehicles by 2025.

Spread across 20,000 square feet, the new facility aims to achieve platinum standards in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The LEED platinum certification awards points based on applying sustainability principles during the new facility’s design, construction, and material selection.

AstraZeneca takes sustainable steps to cut emissions

Sameh El Fangary, GCC cluster president of AstraZeneca, said, “Climate change is the biggest threat to human health, which is why, as a healthcare company, we have a duty to act. We share the UAE’s vision of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C. Our sustainable offices will contribute to the company’s drive to cut emissions and be science-based net zero by 2045.”

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, SVP of Dubai Science Park, said, “Nurturing eco-friendly innovation can create a harmonious balance between scientific advancements and environmental preservation, and by prioritising sustainability,