AstraZeneca to build eco-friendly offices in Dubai Science Park


In line with this year’s focus on sustainability in the UAE, AstraZeneca has announced plans to construct sustainable offices at Dubai Science Park, a member of TECOM Group.

Set to open in Q3 2023, the move is part of the biopharmaceutical giant’s global green agenda and in-line with “We the UAE 2031” vision, and the Year of Sustainability.

The new office design, construction, and materials will meet platinum standards in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) set out by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Green Building Classification System is one of the most widely used worldwide and a marker of healthy, efficient, and carbon-saving buildings.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan designated 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability” leading up to the highly anticipated COP28 conference, to be held in Dubai later this year.

The company said the new offices represent AstraZeneca’s commitment to the UAE Sustainability Goals and its global “Ambition Zero Carbon” strategy, which aims to eliminate carbon emissions from their global operations by 2025.

AstraZeneca is also part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) Health Systems Task Force – a public-private partnership committed to accelerating the delivery of net zero healthcare systems.

The company recently held its first multilateral engagement on health and climate at COP27, bringing together members of the SMI, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Commonwealth Secretariat to announce new joint action to accelerate net zero healthcare in three areas: supply chains, patient care pathways, and clinical trials.

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