Dubai Start Up CAFU Starts Reporting its Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Dubai-based start up CAFU, which expanded its services into Abu Dhabi last year, has begun capturing and reporting its Greenhouse Gas emissions as part of a commitment to become a carbon neutral company.
The company's Sustainabaility Report 2021 revealed that, throughout 2021, the company recorded total emissions (tCO2e) of 642,723.7. CAFU’s air emissions from internal operations (NOx) stood at 16,473,817 grams. And total energy consumption in 2021 was 96,981,600 MJ.
Rashid Al Ghurair, Founder and CEO of CAFU, said: "As an on-demand car service we are fully aware of our responsibilities to the environment and have aligned with a number of global frameworks, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
"We will continue to innovate and identify opportunities where we can make a difference, preserving our planet for generations to come,”
In 2021, CAFU disposed of 12.3 tonnes of waste through its waste management partner Ecyclex - 3.1 tonnes of which was hazardous waste. While a pilot service developed in partnership with Blue LLC was launched in December 2021, which involves collecting used cooking oils to refine into biodiesel.
Contributing towards a more sustainable environment, in 2021 CAFU launched the Ghaf Tree Seeds Project, in partnership with UAE University, which aims to plant 1 million seeds through custom-built drone technology, scaling the program to help eventually combat climate change in the world’s harshest climates.
Al Ghurair said: “We are at the beginning of our journey to reduce our energy consumption and to cut our Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.
"Since inception, our product has proven untapped expansive potential to be at the core of energy transition. In producing this report, we have provided a record of our current carbon footprint and our emissions intensity.
"Already this year we have been working hard on our strategy to reduce the emissions we have recorded, and we have started our journey of carbon reduction using science-based targets. We will present our strategy and performance in our yearly reports going forward.
"While we are proud of our achievements to date, we realize there is still plenty to be done and we are excited by the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to disrupt the status quo, connecting our customers to a growing range of convenient services.”