advancing sustainability in the Middle East & Africa
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, hosted a sustainability roundtable that tackled the latest sustainable energy options for businesses in Middle East & Africa (MEA).
The gathering aimed to advance the business sustainability agenda amid the growing climate actions and environmental preservation efforts worldwide.
“At Johnson Controls, sustainability is an integral part of our vision and values. We have set ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments, science-based targets as well as a net zero carbon pledge to support a healthy, more sustainable planet over the next two decades. Our aim in conducting this roundtable was to foster a culture of sustainability that engages and attracts people who want to make a difference, improve business operational efficiency, and share actionable intelligence, insights and best practices for a clean and green future,” said Mohammad Khalid, vice president and general manager, Middle East and Africa at Johnson Controls.
The roundtable highlighted the latest sustainability trends in the region and environmental protection opportunities, with an emphasis on products and services that empower customers and communities to consume less energy and conserve natural resources.
The strategic platform brought together futurists, leaders and business professionals to identify opportunities, inspire change and exchange deep insights on how the region’s business sector can adopt sustainable business practices, leverage green finance opportunities and lower carbon emissions.
“To shape the future, we must build it together. As such, the business sector needs to share experiences to ensure a low-carbon and energy-efficient economy. While renewable solutions backed with a well-designed energy transition play a pivotal role in achieving the global climate agendas, businesses should understand the importance of sustainable best practices and take the right steps to meet both national and international goals,” added Khalid.
The event was facilitated by Emerging Markets Intelligence & Research (EMIR), a Dubai based advisory firm that delivers actionable intelligence, connections and content to over 1,000 decision makers across some of the biggest companies in the world. Trevor McFarlane, CEO, EMIR said: “This insightful platform has helped strengthen cooperation towards energy efficiency. And we’re excited to partner with Johnson Controls because they’re leading the way in terms of sustainability.”
“With a far-sighted vision of reducing carbon emissions, we are committed to ensuring that businesses operating in the region MEA have the resources they need to make sustainable changes,” concluded Khalid.
Johnson Controls’ efforts to host this roundtable reflects its continuing commitment to help people and businesses conserve energy. With a global team of 100,000 experts from more than 150 countries, the company offers the world’s largest portfolio of building technology and software as well as service solutions delivered through some of the most trusted names in the industry.