Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Trade & Commercial(Others)
Filter PR by
  

VFS Global Goes Plastic Bottle-free Starting From Visa Application Centre in Dubai

 
• The first VFS Global plastic bottle-free Visa Application Centre in the world
• Plastic bottles and cups replaced with ecofriendly bio-degradable paper cups
• Initiative expected to reduce plastic usage by over 50,000 bottles annually in Dubai
 
In a key environmental initiative, VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, proudly breaks free from plastic bottle usage starting from its Visa Application Centre in Dubai. The initiative aims to decrease plastic pollution rates that threaten natural resources and congest the environment worldwide and help reduce carbon footprint overall for workers and visitors alike.
 
Located at Wafi Mall, Falcon, Phase 2, Umm Hurair 2, the Dubai centre becomes the first VFS Global plastic bottle-free Visa Application Centre in the world. The initiative is an important step towards creating greener centres as it is expected to reduce plastic usage by over 50,000 bottles annually in the Dubai centre. The second phase of the initiative will cover VFS Global Centre in Abu Dhabi and the best practice will be implemented across other larger centres globally where water quality and infrastructure allow the use of new dispensers.
 
Mr. Peter Brun, Chief Communications Officer, responsible for company’s initiatives related to sustainability said “At VFS Global, we aim to reduce our impact on the environment wherever we can. Caring for the planet is the natural thing to do. We are continuously improving our sustainability and ESG – Environment, Social and Governance – performance. Our first plastic bottle-free Visa Application Centre in Dubai is just the beginning. In 2020, we aim to develop an action plan, with targets to reduce our building emissions in a systematic and measurable way. We will explore purchasing renewable power for visa applications centres and offices and we will complement our long-standing commitment to offsetting our business travel.”
 
Plastic bottled water at the centre is swapped with water filtration dispenser machines that can filter the water straight from the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) pipelines. All prevailing plastic bottles and cups are replaced with ecofriendly bio-degradable paper cups that are environment friendly. This arrangement is implemented at all areas, including front and back office, across the Visa Application Centre. In the Premium Lounge, applicants are served water in a reusable glass.
 
To provide an alternative for plastic bottles and to ensure offering the cleanest water possible, water from the new dispensers have been tested via Dubai Municipality and is declared fit to consume in order to avoid any health or hygiene allied issues. 


Posted by : DubaiPRNetwork.com Editorial Team
Viewed 22357 times
PR Category : Others
Posted on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020  12:46:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Amazon, Apple Retain Their Standing Among the World's Most V...
Next Story : Brazilian trade surplus with Arab countries in January 2020 ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Catrice Unveils the Spring/Summer 2024 Collection: Introducing Shine Bomb Lip Lacquer! [25071-Views]
Unleash Your Inner Royalty with “Call me Queen” Dramatic False Lash Effect Mascara by esse... [24957-Views]
Pogačar takes second victory in a row at Giro D'Italia [21689-Views]
WFP News Video: WFP Warns Unprecedented Drought and Floods Causing Surge in Climate Relate... [21636-Views]
POCO Sets New Standard with Global Launch of F-Series in Dubai [20607-Views]
Pogačar triumphs on Queen stage of Giro D'Italia [19311-Views]
Pogačar second on Giro climb of Passo del Brocon [16699-Views]
Porsche Becomes Third Major Manufacturer To Commit To Formula E's Gen4 Era Until At Least ... [13538-Views]
TCL Electronics introduces the latest QD-Mini LED TV and smart home appliances in Istanbul [9815-Views]
Rick and Morty x SHEGLAM: Jump into an Interdimensional Makeup Adventure [8856-Views]
Beauty Meets Technology: CHATEAU BERGER Cosmetiques Unveils its Cutting-Edge Skincare Line... [7560-Views]
Noatum Launches Maritime Services in Türkiye [7491-Views]
Mubadala Investment Company Reports 2023 Financial Results [7396-Views]
GEMS Modern Academy honoured with NAFIS Award for outstanding support of Emiratisation [6691-Views]
AUS named among top 125 in THE Young University Rankings 2024 [6597-Views]
AW Rostamani Group Drives Sustainable Mobility at Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit With ... [6494-Views]
The Treasures of the Library Exhibition at Mohammed Bin Rashid Library… A Museum of Cultur... [6408-Views]
Alpen Capital Report highlights investment opportunities amid strengthening investment tie... [6187-Views]
Eid Al-Adha at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall: Mark Your Calendars for Great Family Fun & Big Wins... [6175-Views]
TCL Middle East & Africa showcases their latest line-up of products in Istanbul [6093-Views]
Opening Soon: Union Coop Announces Completion of Silicon Oasis Center [6076-Views]
Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Giftedness and Innovation Team Achieves First Rank... [6019-Views]
Largest ever edition of the International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience ge... [5908-Views]
Styched Sets Sights on UAE's Booming Fashion Market [5769-Views]
Cartier Spring-Summer 2024 Trinity Eyewear Limited Edition [5724-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin DubaiPRNetwork.com on Instagram
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories