The company initiated several activities that started on March 23rd and will continue until the actual hour, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, March 29th, 2014.
The week-long campaign comes in line with the interest amongst the company’s General Management and employees in the issue of environment conservation and climate change. It aims to contribute to global efforts to combat global warming and pollution caused by excessive use of energy.
ADGAS will mark the event by switching off all lights and electrical equipment for 60 minutes in its Headquarters and on Das Island, along with millions of people and businesses around the world.
ADGAS CEO, Fahim Kazim, issued a circular on this occasion, urging all employees to take part in this campaign by switching off all lights and electrical equipment in their houses. A giant light bulb was placed at the company’s entrance to remind employees to participate in this worldwide event. Posters and t-shirts bearing the campaign’s logo were handed out to employees, in addition to banners and signs distributed on the premises. The IT Division initiated a count-down on the ADGAS web portal, along with tips on how to reduce energy consumption.
Three short films were produced to spread awareness and uploaded on the campaign’s website. In one of them, the ADGAS CEO stressed the significance of ADGAS’s participation in this global initiative, stressing the priority of sparing our planet from environmentally harmful impact and urging our employees to switch off all electrical devices.” To encourage employees and get them involved, ADGAS has recently handed out energy-saving bulbs to all employees, free of charge, to be used in their homes. Commenting on this move, Fouad Al Wahedi, Chairman of the ADGAS Sustainability Committee, said, “This is a positive and serious step to reduce our consumption, with this initiative we expect a reduction of energy used for lighting by 80 percent.” “ADGAS’s role in encouraging genuine involvement of its employees in this initiative was not limited to employees alone. It addressed their families and children at home,” commented Ms. Ayesha Obaid, Manager of HR Strategy, Policy ‘&’ Job Design, on the campaign.
ADGAS’s Baynounah Club will organise several activities to involve children in the global event. In a planned dinner party, children will light candles in the shape of the Earth Hour logo and of ADGAS.
Meanwhile, the ADGAS HSE Committee called on all employees to demonstrate their support to the international campaign and to go beyond the hour to make it a permanent attitude to rationalise energy consumption.