Dubai Chamber Fosters Sustainability via Business Groups
As part of efforts to strengthen the private sector's role in economic growth, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce has formed two sustainability-focused business groups.
The Bottled Water Business Group and the Circular Packaging Association are the two new groups.
The Bottled Water Business Group will promote and create industry practices that adhere to international sustainability standards.
The organisation will rebuild Dubai's water bottling and distribution network to be more sustainable by collaborating with business partners.
The Circular Packaging Association's mission is to help the UAE execute its Circular Economy Policy 2021–2031.
It will also try to make people more aware of sustainable packaging and offer analysis and suggestions for changes to federal and local laws and packaging practices.
The group will be led by Priya Sarma Mathur, Unilever Middle East and Turkey sustainability head.
The Dubai Chamber's goal is to increase the number of business groups that represent economic sectors and activities in Dubai. The start of these two groups is in line with that goal.
Dubai Chambers president and CEO Mohammad Ali Rashed Lootah said:
“The establishment of new business groups forms part of our plan to develop the private sector’s contribution to sustainable development, boost the business community’s competitiveness and its ability to innovate in the face of challenges, and empower the private sector to play a part in drawing up policies and legislation that drive growth across various economic sectors and activities.
“Our objective is to unify efforts from all companies operating in these two sectors and serving their interests, all to achieve the objectives, visions, strategies, and economic development plans that Dubai has announced, in addition to strengthening partnerships between the public and private sectors, and providing added value to all stakeholders.”
Source: Packaging Gateway