Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: As part of its commitment to environmental conservation, Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the UAE, has announced its renewed partnership with Emirates Nature-WWF, to support the UAE’s environmental initiatives.
The partnership reaffirms Crescent Enterprises’ commitment to supporting conservation efforts and engaging in environmental initiatives including the impact-driven ‘Leaders of Change’ programme. Designed to empower organisations and individuals across the UAE with training, networking, and volunteering opportunities, the environmentally focused ‘Leaders of Change’ programme helps participants and employees develop the professional skills required for excellence in the workplace, promoting the personal and emotional growth necessary to become responsible global citizens.
Global temperatures are rising, with last year recorded as the sixth warmest year with a temperature of 33.5 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average. Scientific models predict that failure to act will lead global temperatures to increase between 5 and 10 degrees warmer by the end of the century. However, in efforts to overcome the challenges of climate change, Crescent Enterprises has put environmental sustainability at the core of its business strategy.
“A key pillar of our sustainability strategy is enabling the stewardship of our planet”, said Ghada Abdelkader, Senior VP of Crescent Enterprises. “By working with Emirates Nature-WWF, people, organisations and governments, we have the power to take collective action and deliver transformative impact at scale for sustainability and the environment in the UAE.”
The partnership continues the ongoing work between Crescent Enterprises and Emirates-Nature WWF to support the UAE’s sustainability objectives through collective action to tackle global issues.
“Emirates Nature-WWF works to conserve our natural heritage and reduce the most pressing threats to the environment for the benefit of all society. The contribution and support from organisations such as Crescent Enterprises help us to achieve science-based solutions to combat climate change and safeguard marine and land biodiversity. We look forward to working with Crescent Enterprises to support the UAE’s Green Growth Strategy and create a more sustainable future,” said Laila Abdullatif, Director General of Emirates Nature-WWF.
Crescent Enterprises continues to drive environmental activities across all its operating businesses with a range of corporate citizenship programmes and investments to reduce its carbon footprint. CE-Operates’ Gulftainer eliminated carbon emissions with green technologies, including installing hybrid Rubber Tyred Gantries (RTGs) in each of its terminals, further decreasing its carbon emissions. Gulftainer’s US subsidiary, GT Wilmington, completed phase one of the Port of Wilmington’s electrification to make the port greener, safer, and more sustainable. In addition, Momentum Logistics has replaced its UAE transportation fleet with innovative, fuel-efficient trucks with further plans to replace the entire Middle East fleet helping to propel the shift to sustainable transport in line with the UAE’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
About Crescent Enterprises
Crescent Enterprises is a multinational company headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. It operates under four platforms: CE-Operates, CE-Invests, CE-Ventures, and CE-Creates, which span diverse sectors including ports and logistics, food and beverage, business aviation, and across verticals such as private equity, venture capital, and business incubation. Crescent Enterprises employs over 1,800 people in 15 countries.
With a long-term investment and operating philosophy that embraces corporate governance, inclusive growth, and responsible business practices, Crescent Enterprises is a regional leader in growing diversified global businesses that are sustainable, scalable, and profitable.
About Emirates Nature-WWF
Emirates Nature-WWF is a non-profit organisation created to drive positive environmental change in the UAE and conserve the nation’s natural heritage. Emirates Nature–WWF has been a prominent and active partner in environmental conservation in the MENA region for two decades. It works with WWF, one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, in 100 countries and is supported by 5 million members.