ENEC Partners with EAD for East Mangroves Beach Clean Up in Abu Dhabi


- The initiative is in line with ENEC’s CSR program and ‘Year of Zayed’ activities

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), in partnership with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, has conducted a beach cleanup campaign in the Eastern Mangroves of Abu Dhabi. The initiative is in line with ENEC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework and activities for the Year of Zayed, designed to follow in the footsteps of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who established and enhanced the culture of sustainability in the UAE.

Over 100 volunteers from ENEC and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company (BOC) demonstrated their dedication to environmental protection by collecting dozens of bags of waste. The volunteers split in two groups, with one conducting an on-shore cleanup, and the other kayaking through the Mangroves to remove waste from the water.

In February 2018, ENEC was recognized by the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) for its commitment and application of the highest standards of sustainability and environmental protection practices at the Sustainable Business Leadership Awards. ENEC was awarded the ‘Best Sustainability Report’ award for the development and publication of the annual ENEC Sustainability Report in 2016. ENEC also recently won the award for ‘Best Workplace and HR Practices’ at the Gulf Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards.

The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program has a key role in the economic and social growth of UAE by delivering clean, efficient and reliable electricity. The Program is also a main component of the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, which seeks to diversify the UAE’s energy mix and reduce the carbon footprint of electricity generation by 70 percent over the next 30 years.

Once the four reactors of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant are online, the facility will save up to 21 million tons of carbon emissions each year, equivalent to removing 3.2 million sedan cars from the roads.