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Agility Logisitcs Park and 13 other MENA companies to go sustainable

Agility Logistics Parks (ALP), an Agility subsidiary, is pioneering the use of sustainable materials and designs across the MENA region. ALP’s warehousing complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the company’s warehousing complex in Cote d’Ivoire earned the first EDGE Advanced Certifications ever awarded in MENA and West Africa, respectively.

This certification, an IFC-backed standard, recognizes buildings that are at least 40% more energy-efficient than the market. Agility was recently named the No. 3 sustainability leader in MENA’s Transport & Logistics sector by Forbes as part of its Middle East Sustainability 100 list.Agility, a supply chain services, infrastructure and innovation company, affirmed its commitment to combating climate change as a signatory to the World Economic Forum’s joint communique on achieving a net-zero future for the Middle East.Agility is one of 14 leading companies from the Middle East and North Africa that signed the communique.

The companies, members of the World Economic Forum’s Leaders for a Sustainable Middle East and North Africa initiative, pledged to: 1) Drive their organizations to net zero; 2) Deliver near-term emission reductions, 3) Enable greener growth; 4) Build awareness and capability, especially among consumers and supply chain participants; 5) Collaborate with the public sector to create an enabling ecosystem. “Representing 7% of MENA’s current emissions, this coalition of top business leaders are going beyond pledges and are stepping up with concrete actions to reduce emissions and mobilize the ecosystem towards a net-zero future.

This is not only about combating climate change, but about seizing the opportunity to drive a sustainable, inclusive and resilient future for the region,” said Borge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum.Agility’s companies include the world’s largest aviation services company (Menzies Aviation); a global fuel logistics business (Tristar); the market leader in logistics parks across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa (Agility Logistics Parks); and a commercial real-estate company that has developed a mega-mall in the UAE (UPAC).

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