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We recognise the importance of integrating sustainability in our corporate culture and business strategy. Our focus is to generate long-term stakeholder and shareholder value. We will continue to strengthen our ESG performance, demonstrate leadership and implement best practice throughout our organisation.

Our dedicated Corporate Sustainability team oversees our sustainability framework, strategy and policies and priorities of several sustainability initiatives. Our strategy is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

Key highlights of 2021 include:

  • Women represent 40% of our total workforce and held 30% of senior and middle management positions
  • We are rated #4 on FTSE4good, and #3 on MSCI ESG Leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region
  • We implemented our Sustainable Finance Framework. This framework will be applied to any type of Sustainable Financing Transaction that will be used to fund projects that will deliver environmental and/or social benefits
  • We issued a new Green Bond, a Hong Kong Dollars (HKD) 750 million five-year Green Bond and have been recognised as the first MENA issuer denominated in HKD and the first Green Bond in HKD by an offshore financial institution
  • Our employee wellbeing programme was launched to provide support during COVID-19, this continued during 2021
Description Type Amount AED Remarks
Emirates Foundation Donation 1,000,000 Ramadan Project
Operation Smile Donation 25,824 Cycle for a Cause
Soccer Kids Dubai Donation 21,243 Cycle for a Cause
Al Jalila Foundation Donation 22,563 Cycle for a Cause
Emirates RedCrescent Donation 35,344 Cycle for a Cause
Université Paris 2Panthéon-Assas- Bachelor of Laws Programme Sponsorship 2,000,000 ScholarshipProgramme
Special OlympicsMiddle East North-Learn to Cycle Event 74,550 Unified CyclingProgramme with SO UAE

Further details are available in our 2021 ESG Report and on the website.


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