DP World has been issued over 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) by DEWA in the current year. Each certificate represents 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated from renewable sources, ensuring that the electricity consumed is renewable. The I-RECs produced by DEWA are generated at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and are used to power DP World’s UAE operations, including Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and Drydocks World.
These operations are now entirely powered by renewables, putting DP World ahead of the UAE’s target to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2030. DP World has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero by 2050, aligning with the UAE’s 2050 net zero initiative. Maha AlQattan, DP World’s Group Sustainability Officer, expressed the company’s commitment to supporting the global climate change agenda through investments in zero-carbon technology and responsible business practices.
At COP 27 last year, DP World announced its participation in the Green Shipping Challenge and pledged to invest up to $500 million to reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 700,000 tonnes over the next five years. This investment is part of DP World’s core focus on decarbonization and its efforts to transition its operations towards zero-carbon technology.