Emirates Float Glass wins environmental, health, safety award by Industrial Development Bureau

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Abu Dhabi: Emirates Float Glass [EFG], a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and a state-of-the-art integrated float glass facility in the UAE, has won a prestigious award from the Industrial Development Bureau [IDB] in recognition of its environmental, health and safety standards in the industrial sector.

Ahmed Helal S. Al Blooshi, Director General of IDB, handed over the award to Ghassan Mashal, General Manager of EFG, at a special function recently. Al Blooshi and other senior IDB officials also toured the EFG facility and appreciated the safety, environmental and healthy work practices at the plant.

Ghassan Mashal, EFG General Manager, said: “Emirates Float Glass is privileged to receive the special award from Industrial Development Bureau, which is a testimony of the company’s contribution and commitment to sustainable development. Since its inception, EFG has adopted green initiatives in the production processes and ensuring safe and healthy working environment to all employees.”

EFG is committed to a unique Carbon Management Programme since 2012 which covers all aspects of its manufacturing unit – be it the use of chemicals, disposal of industrial waste and air pollution levels, thus maintaining its balanced efforts to achieve sustainable development and upholding responsibilities towards all stakeholders.

The macro approach of EFG in occupational health and safety has contributed significantly to the company’s performance and the Loss Time Injury incident rate has been completely eliminated since the 4th quarter of 2012. EFG is committed to prevent and minimize any adverse occupational health, safety and environmental impacts and risks arising from activities, products or services.

The EFG facility, equipped with state-of-the-art machines from Europe, US and Japan, achieves 100% capacity utilization, the highest benchmark for efficiency levels worldwide. The hi-tech manufacturing unit currently holds a production capacity of 600 tonnes of clear molten glass per day and over 190,000 tonnes of glass products per year.

About Emirates Float Glass:

Emirates Float Glass, established in 2009, is the first state-of-art integrated float glass facility in the UAE, located on a 320,000 square meters plot at the Abu Dhabi Industrial City.  The company supplies regional and international glass processors with premium quality float glass products used in the architectural and automotive industry segments. The products are exported to more than 61 countries spanning South America, Europe, Australia, Far East Asia and Africa, in addition to the GCC states.