CoreServ initiates sustainability programme across its labour camps
The firm has installed timers on common area lights to reduce electricity wastage
As part of the sustainable Arabia project, CoreServ has initiated its sustainability programme across all its camps and are in the process of replacing the entire camp lighting in rooms and common areas to LED lights.
Furthermore, the firm has also installed timers on the common area lights to reduce additional wastage of electricity. It has also installed push taps and flow reducers to decrease the water consumption in the washing areas, showers and wash basins.
For wastewater, CoreServ has implemented a grey water recycling program at its Sharjah camp and are currently testing its feasibility through a waste management supplier as POC (proof of concept). This system would allow the firm to recycle the water from the shower and hand wash area to be reused in toilets for flushing and for irrigation.
Malika Bhatti, general manager for CoreServ, said: “The implementation of green standards has enabled us to reduce the carbon footprint of our camps and decrease the overall wastage of energy and resources. With these savings, we provide incentives to our laborers residing in the camps and invest the funds into various welfare programs for the workers.”
As part of its sustainable initiative, ECC Group has become the first contractor in the Middle East to implement lean principles on all its project sites and offices. Bhatti added: “Keeping in line with the same principles and working towards our vision of becoming a complete ‘lean’ company, we incorporated energy-efficient systems in three of our camps housing over 8,000 employees.
“We began the process of implementing and testing our energy-saving systems in our camps in 2018. Since then, the systems have been functional, and we have noticed significant results. The implementation of energy-efficient systems has helped us reduce the water consumption by over 10% and electricity consumption by over 50%.”