Goumbook and Boehringer Ingelheim Team Up with Kempinski Hotel Ajman and Ajman Municipality To ‘Do the Green Thing’
Corporate clean up succeeds in collecting 1,209 tonnes of waste from a beach in the Ajman Free Zone industrial area
September 2010; Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim and Kempinski Hotel Ajman showed their commitment to a greener future for the local environment by participating in the “Do the Green Thing – Corporate Clean Up by Goumbook” on September 22, organised with the full support of the Ajman Municipality.
The clean-up coincided with the 125th Jubilee anniversary of Boehringer Ingelheim. The initiative saw 30 associates, along with the company’s Managing Director for the MENA region Karim El-Alaoui, form 'Eco-Teams' to clear a beach from waste, debris and assorted litter in the Ajman Free Zone industrial area, collecting 1,209 tonnes of waste in total.
The green drive also saw staff from Kempinski Hotel Ajman, led by the hotel’s recreational manager Samir Zreik, participate in the clean-up. Hotel staff helped manage the event, demonstrating their firm commitment to maintaining the local environment in the emirate of Ajman, and giving back to the community in which they operate.
"Environmental conservation is a key issue that affects all of us today and it is important that we all do our bit to help save our planet," said Randala Jishi Anabtawi, co-founder of the event’s organiser Goumbook, the Middle East's first online green business directory and the only dedicated portal for environmental initiatives.
Goumbook plans to spread this initiative across the UAE by involving more companies, schools, universities and the general public in similar clean-up drives.
The campaign was welcomed by the Ajman Municipality, who provided full support to the initiative by giving access to the area, supervising the clean up, removing the collected waste from the site and transporting it to their waste management facilities.
Volunteers who participated in the campaign will be awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Ajman Municipality’s Environmental Officers Yaser Omar Kayed and Walid Al Sheih, who were involved in organising the initiative.
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About Boehringer Ingelheim:
Boehringer Ingelheim ranks among the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies, focusing on prescription medicines, consumer health care, chemicals, biopharmaceuticals and animal health. In its 125th year, Boehringer Ingelheim continues its successful history, researching, developing and marketing innovative medicines for humans and animals. Today, 41,500 employees worldwide work in 142 affiliated companies on all continents.
About Goumbook FZ LLC:
Goumbook, is the Middle East's first online green business directory and only dedicated portal for environmental initiatives. Www.goumbook.com currently hosts over 3,000 web pages and offers visitors and listed members a range of tools covering the latest environmental news, directory listings, events, products and green jobs and green map.