Environment

Earth Day

Date : 5th March 2016

On the occasion of ‘Earth Day” which took place on April 22nd 2016, UPAC employees joined hands in planting 85 flowering plants and trees in the garden adjacent to the Discovery Mall in Kuwait City. Planting trees in this garden aimed at creating awareness about the environment and providing additional green spaces for the families to enjoy with their children when visiting the Discovery Mall. As a responsible company operating in Kuwait, UPAC always aims at reducing its environmental impact and increasing its efforts in promoting various CSR activities.

Recycling Week

Date: 17th-21st April 2016

In April 2016, UPAC organised the “Recycling Week” activity where UPAC employees had to gather all type of recyclable material such as (but not limited to) plastic, paper, metals, and rubber items from their homes, offices and public working areas such as the Kuwait International Airport counters and drop them at dedicated containers placed within the company.

UPAC had agreed with the “Kuwait Waste Collection and Recycling Co.” to collect the material from UPAC office on April 21st. During the “Recycling Week” UPAC had recycled 240 Kg of different material. “Kuwait Waste Collection and Recycling Co.” thanked UPAC for its continuous efforts in shedding light on the importance of recycling. The activity aimed at increasing awareness among all employees about the importance of saving the environment by using less non-recyclable material.

 

Carpooling Week

Date: 24th-28th April 2016

In order to increase its efforts in reducing traffic and cutting carbon dioxide emissions, UPAC launched the “carpooling” concept among its employees. The “carpooling” activity helped increase awareness about the importance of sharing one’s vehicle while commuting to work in order to reduce air pollution and have a cleaner environment.

UPAC supports environmental awareness on Earth Day

Date : 22nd April 2017

UPAC marked Earth Day 2017 by hosting a range of environmentally friendly activities at the Discovery Mall in Kuwait City. The event, which was hosted on April 22nd, focused on the screening of various Earth Day related documentaries covering topics such as environmental preservation, water conservation and the importance of agriculture. The screenings were accompanied by the distribution of 146 small plants amongst the event participants in order to re plant in their own gardens with the aim being to support environmental awareness and preservation.

This year’s Earth Day activities make up a part of a wider range of social responsibility initiatives supported by UPAC and dedicated solely to the environment. . Over the past three months UPAC participated in an environmental recycling program aimed at reducing plastic waste and to date has collected approximately 3,000 plastic bottles for safe disposal. UPAC has pledged to continue working with various environmentally friendly organizations in order to further its commitment and support of the environment.

UPAC Celebrates Earth Day with Children at Discovery Mall

Date: 1st June 2018

United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), a leading commercial real estate and facilities management company, celebrated Earth Day for the third consecutive year.

On 22 April, UPAC hosted a screening of environmental documentaries at Discovery Mall, covering key topics including environmental preservation, water conservation and the importance of agriculture. Ten UPAC volunteers distributed 480 small plants to the audience, which included children and asked them to re-plant them in their own gardens. UPAC also distributed informative flyers about Earth Day to increase the awareness amongst the children.

UPAC is also continuing its recycling program to reduce plastic waste. Since the beginning of the year, the company has collected nearly 700 kg of plastic bottles for safe disposal and recycling.

In addition, to promote a healthy life style, UPAC organized a competition ran through the months of April and May to measure employees’ activities and movement during the day. The competition encourages employees to walk instead of taking the elevator or escalator, an easy way to help reduce electricity consumption. Employees who entered this competition have installed an easy-to-use ‘steps counter’ application on their smartphone or handheld devices in order to track their movements during that period, and those who have achieved the highest number of steps would win the competition. For the month of April, Ganesh Gadge, won the competition after achieving 448,998 steps while Majdi Hanna won in for May for achieving 493,137 steps.

UPAC has pledged to continue working with various environmentally friendly organizations to further its commitment and support of the environment. As a responsible company operating in Kuwait, UPAC aims at reducing its environmental impact and increasing its efforts in promoting various CSR activities.