This commitment was announced in a declaration issued at the end of the Corporate Environmental Responsibility Summit, which convened in Abu Dhabi on 29 November. The summit was attended by over 120 chief executives representing major business sectors from across the region.
The meeting was organized by the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), and hosted by Environment Agency, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The initiative was also supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
During the one-day high-level meeting, business leaders debated ways to integrate environmental considerations into their operations, and shared views and experiences about corporate environmental policies, in view of advancing adequate programs to ensure sustainable business practices.