Corporate Social Responsibility at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
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Corporate Social Responsibility

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is committed to delivering experiences that protect and preserve the environment, biodiversity, culture and heritage of the UAE.

Read our Sustainability Management Plan and Environmental Policy for more details.

Memberships with Sustainable Associations

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is proudly associated with the following organisations:

  • Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF - EWS-WWF was born out of a need to protect biodiversity in key sites across the emirates including species and ecosystems of concern in the region and contribute to policy and institutional framework to address environmental issues. 
    Learn more about the EWS-WWF Marine Conservation Programme.
  • All the waste generated by the hotel is monitored and sent to approved landfilled of the Abu Dhabi which is in line with the Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi (CWM).
  • Environment Abu Dhabi - an independent Government Agency established in 1996 with the aim of protecting and preserving the environment, and promoting sustainable development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Cultural Heritage

Colleagues at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers are trained to guide guests towards a wonderful cultural experience in Abu Dhabi. Local UAE culture and habits can be explained and discussed with guests, as it is significantly different from the western world. 

Environmental Activities

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers places great emphasis on being a part of the local environment with regard to cultural and social activities. Use of local food and competencies from local businesses is also highlighted. Very strong preference is given to fair trade and eco-certified suppliers.

Energy and Water Saving

Energy usage is monitored and recorded with the Building Management System. Temperatures are adjusted to optimize chilled water consumption for winter and summer season. Our guest room management system requires a room key card in order to turn on lights and electric appliances. Guests are encouraged to save energy by removing the card when the room is not occupied. Motion sensors control lights in the corridors.

As part of our energy saving programme, all incandescent and halogen lights were replaced with LED lights. Low-energy light bulbs are used throughout the property, outdoor lighting is controlled by a centralized timers.

Lighting and air-conditioning in meeting rooms and conference spaces are shut down, when not in use. Refrigerator and freezer temperatures are remotely monitored as well, by our culinary team.

Bathroom facilities include urinal sensors and duel flush toilets. Flow reducers reduce water use in showers and basins. Our outdoor areas features a selection of local plants that requires minimal water.

Recycling

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers recycles above and beyond the national requirements. We have specific glass, cardboard and paper recycling bins and encourage guests to help us with our recycling. We try to produce as little waste as possible and nothing that can be used again, is thrown out.

Bedding and bed and bath linen that are in usable condition are donated to charity. Where possible, crates and packaging brought in by our suppliers are taken back and reused.

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