- UAE Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge signed with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
- Pledge aligns with ADCB’s board-approved sustainability strategy and complements its ESG efforts
Abu Dhabi, 20 January 2023: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC (ADCB) announced today that it has signed the UAE Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), reaffirming its commitment to supporting the UAE’s climate agenda and Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.
The pledge, which was signed at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, is in line with ADCB’s board-approved sustainability strategy and complements the Bank’s existing efforts to embed best ESG practices across its operations and decision-making.
Commenting on the signing, Richard Hirst- Head of Sustainability at ADCB said: “As a responsible organisation, ADCB is fully committed to supporting the great strides that the UAE is making in the global fight against climate change. We are actively pursuing partnerships and opportunities to accelerate our efforts and support our clients in the shared journey towards a carbon neutral environment. The UAE Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge that the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment is leading is a significant initiative that will help catalyse the private sector to increase its contribution towards the UAE national climate agenda.”
As part of the pledge, ADCB has committed to a set of critical steps that will accelerate and deepen its contribution to the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative. These include the development and disclosure of an ambitious science-based plan to reduce the Bank’s carbon footprint. This will build on our existing greenhouse gas emissions reporting and ADCB will work closely with the UAE government and other relevant stakeholders to put these plans into action.
For further information on our approach, including examples of climate action such as the new ADCB Green Bond Framework, please see the designated ADCB ESG website adcb.com/esg.