posted on 06/09/2012: 704 views
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) attaches utmost importance to quality, health, safety and environment issues across all affiliated agencies and sectors in keeping with the achievements made by its strategic projects '&' initiatives launched in support these projects with the aim of leveraging the level of services rendered to all spectrums of the community, and nurturing a sustainable environment aligned with the strategic plans of the nation and the highest standards applicable worldwide.
Ahlam Al-Feel, Director of RTA Administrative Services, said: "The sustainable environment is considered among the key benchmarks of civilisations of nations, and nurturing this environment is therefore ranks amongst the key objectives sought by civilised communities today." She continued: "We are always keen on implementing the requisites of environmental sustainability in all RTA facilities and at the same time contributing to realising this objective through undertaking a number of initiatives in this regard.
Accordingly, we managed to minimise the carbon footprint in all service activities of the RTA through endorsing '&' offering transactions processing online, and facilitating the service procedures, which enabled the processing of 664,950 million transactions from 2010 to 2012, thus saving papers in quantities that obviated the need to cut 904 trees. The RTA has also recycled 12,130 kg of paper and plastics in 2011, 3990 kg in 2012, 2010 kg in 2011, 2620 kg in 2012 in the context of the Green Hands Campaign, and Energy Conservation Programme".
RTA Administrative Services Dep't launched an educative campaign urging all RTA employees to use the e-mail instead of fax-sent correspondents, embrace the recycling service, switch off lights in un-occupied offices, switch off computers, make use of the daylight during daytime, and use used papers in printing".
To minimise the impact of carbon footprint on the global warming of the planet, minimising the carbon footprint has become a global demand fostered and seriously looked after by the United Nations. – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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