Supporting Majid Al Futtaim’s sustainability journey
The Dubai-based company has big ambitions to become Net Positive in the coming decades.
JLL’s Upstream Sustainability Services have been instrumental in getting us to where we are
JLL UK’s Sustainability Services team have been working with Majid Al Futtaim, a global real estate and retail company based in Dubai, for many years, providing strategic sustainability consultancy support to the Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Sustainability team. Most recently they worked with Majid Al Futtaim to help them devise and implement a long-term strategic approach to sustainability, including a carbon and water reduction strategy.
How we worked together
We worked with the organization to translate its business leadership into sustainability leadership, resulting in a commitment to become Net Positive for its carbon and water for operations by 2030, and for developments by 2040 – a move which will allow Majid Al Futtaim to put more back into the environment than the business takes out. These ambitious commitments are a first in the region and mark Majid Al Futtaim out as an international leader in this sphere.
In 2018, JLL supported Majid Al Futtaim to understand the full extent and impact of its operations (with respect to carbon emissions and water) across over 15 countries and more than 10 business lines for the first time. We helped them to set the foundations for their approach by delivering staff training to enable them to understand the boundaries of the business’ activities, gathering data from across the entire operation and calculating Majid Al Futtaim’s carbon and water footprints of more than 1,000,000 tCO2e and 7,000,000 m3 water
During the year we worked with the Corporate Sustainability Team at Majid Al Futtaim to raise awareness of Net Positive and deliver training on a new data management platform that we had provided. The platform streamlines data collection and improves the accuracy and ease of footprinting going forward. We also worked with the business to set energy and water efficiency targets across every site to start driving reductions in carbon emissions and water use as well as supporting the business to develop action plans to drive the transformative changes which are needed to meet its Net Positive ambitions.
In addition to our technical work, we supported on a range of communications and awareness raising activities, including the publication of a series of reports and white papers outlining the business’ approach. These activities reinforce Majid Al Futtaim’s leadership ambitions by sharing their best practice approach to inspire and inform other organizations.