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ADNEC and Tadweer Forge Sustainable Waste Partnership 

ADNEC Group has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tadweer Group, marking a significant step towards bolstering collaboration in waste management and sustainability initiatives. 

The MoU encompasses a broad spectrum of activities aimed at introducing comprehensive waste management systems and solutions. Both parties are committed to promoting sustainable practices and harnessing the value of waste through advocacy campaigns and awareness initiatives. 

Among the key provisions outlined in the agreement is the establishment of recycling stations to encourage source segregation. This includes the deployment of state-of-the-art Recycling Vending Machines (RVM) by Tadweer Group, along with the implementation of the innovative Tadweer Rewards system. Additionally, the agreement encompasses strategies for food waste processing through waste masters, anaerobic digesters, and the adoption of cutting-edge technologies. 

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNEC Group, said, “ADNEC Group’s partnership with Tadweer Group underscores our strategic focus on sustainability through waste management and recycling, aligning with the UAE’s objectives and national strategies for sustainable development. By addressing this challenge in accordance with the vision of our country’s leadership, we are forging new partnerships and facilitating innovative solutions to strengthen our recycling and reduction efforts across all sectors of our business.” 

Ali Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of Tadweer Group, stated, “We are pleased to announce the signing of this strategic agreement in partnership with ADNEC Group. Through collaboration with like-minded organisations, we remain committed to unlocking the value of waste, fostering a circular economy, and encouraging behavioural change within the community’s recycling infrastructure. We look forward to partnering with the public and private sectors as we continue to work towards our ambition of diverting 80 percent of waste from landfill, thereby contributing to the UAE’s net-zero targets.” 

ADNEC Group’s dedication to sustainability has garnered recognition, with the organization receiving the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Environmental Award in February 2024. This prestigious accolade acknowledges ADNEC Group’s efforts to advance environmental sustainability across its operations, in line with Abu Dhabi’s vision for global leadership in sustainability. 

As part of its sustainability initiatives, ADNEC Group has pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from events by 2050. The organization actively collaborates with initiatives like Ne’ma, the National Food Loss and Waste initiative, to implement food waste reduction strategies. Additionally, ADNEC Group has undertaken initiatives such as phasing out single-use plastic bottles, digitizing processes, and expanding recycling efforts. 

Simon Price (pictured right) serves as ADNEC’s Group General Counsel and Seif Radwan Hijazi (pictured left) serves as Tadweer’s General Counsel.