Dubai Duty Free celebrates World Environment Day

June 5, 2018 | By Rupkatha B

Airport retailer Dubai Duty Free (DDF) celebrated the World Environment Day today (June 5) in response to the call of the United Nation and as part of its ongoing commitment towards environmental protection.

As part of the celebration, DDF launched two significant environmental initiatives with the objectives of reducing the generation of waste at source, raise awareness and encourage consistent practice in preservation of the environment.

DDF called for entries amongst its employees for its “Recycled Arts Competition – The Trash Formation,” to create awareness on the usefulness of garbage by transforming it into a useful artwork. This competition will serve as an opportunity for DDF employees to demonstrate their commitment for the preservation of the environment while exhibiting their artistic work and talent.

The second initiative, “Environmental Awareness Photo Competition,” is designed to highlight the creativity of DDF employees in expressing the message of responsibility and commitment towards environmental protection.

Commenting on the two initiatives, DDF executive vice chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin says, “At Dubai Duty Free we are doing our bit to mark and celebrate World Environment Day. We are committed to reducing the impact of our business on the environment and to ensuring that we have a work environment that minimises health and safety risks to our employees and customers. We trust the competitions will generate discussion between the participants and their peers about saving the environment.”

In addition, DDF made a pledge to eradicate the use of plastic by replacing the disposable plastic water bottles and paper cups with reusable permanent bottles. Its staff were encouraged to bring their own shopping/grocery bags, carry their own reusable water bottles and cups at work and say no to disposable straws and cutlery.

During the event, DDF recognised the members of its Kids Enviro Club (KEC) by presenting a certificate of appreciation to the parents of all its members. Meanwhile, the winner of the Dubai Duty Free Environmental Tagline Competition, launched at last year’s World Environment Day celebration, was also announced.



Previous Article Next Article



Lulu Group partners with Amazon expanding grocery offerings to online customers in the UAE

Abu Dhabi based grocery retail chain Lulu Group has partnered with Amazon 

Continue Reading

November 24, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Food Tech Valley partners with Tradeling to boost UAE’s food ecosystem

UAE-government-led initiative Food Tech Valley – announced in 2021 by His Highness 

Continue Reading

November 17, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Lulu Hypermarket to open in The Dubai Mall in 2023

Abu Dhabi-based supermarket chain Lulu Hypermarket is all set to open in 

Continue Reading

November 10, 2022 | By Rupkatha B
Beyond Meat’s Q3 2022 results “disappointing”

Plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat’s financial results for the third quarter of 

Continue Reading

November 10, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Barakat unveils new biodegradable packaging

UAE’s fresh produce brand Barakat has launched bio-degradable packaging across its entire 

Continue Reading

October 27, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Pure Harvest CEO Sky Kurtz

UAE-based agritech start-up Pure Harvest Smart Farms has signed a Memorandum of 

Continue Reading

October 27, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Carrefour signed up as anchor tenant for Midtown Project

Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim – Retail in the 

Continue Reading

October 27, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Grandiose Supermarket announces country-wide expansion plans

Grandiose Supermarket, part of Ghassan Aboud Group, has announced expansion plan in 

Continue Reading

October 26, 2022 | By Rupkatha B
100 years of Valrhona

The Valrhona journey began 100 years ago with a cocoa bean. Since 

Continue Reading

October 24, 2022 | By Justina Eitzinger
On-demand grocery delivery in 15 mins

Deliveroo UAE has announced the expansion of its rapid grocery delivery service 

Continue Reading

October 24, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) revealed that the UAE 

Continue Reading

October 17, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau

Abu Dhabi-based leading supermarket chain Lulu Group has appointed investment bankers Moelis 

Continue Reading

October 13, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau

Download Images RetailME Magazine