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Emirates NBD: LEED Certification Awarded Across UAE, Saudi Arabia Branches

by Madaline Dunn

Emirates NBD has been awarded the Energy and Environmental Design LEED certification for twelve of its branches by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it has announced.

LEED is the most widely used sustainable buildings rating system in the world.

Seven Emirates NBD branches in the UAE located at Yas Mall, Al Reem Mall, Al Barsha Branch, Mirdif City Centre, Sharjah City Centre and Deira City Centre, have been certified LEED Platinum, while Al Zahia Mall branch has been certified LEED Gold.

Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, Emirates NBD became the first bank to achieve LEED Platinum certification for its KAFD branch.

This is in addition to the recent six branches in Saudi Arabia awarded LEED gold certificates, which included the branches in Jeddah Trio Branch, Al Shefa Branch, Qourtobah Branch and Anas Bin Malik Branches in Riyadh in addition to Jubail Branch and Qassim Buraida Branch.

Eman Abdulrazzaq, Group Chief Operating Officer at Emirates NBD, commented: “We are delighted to achieve LEED Platinum and Gold ratings across Fourteen of our UAE and Saudi Arabia bringing our total LEED certified branches to 27. This reflects our commitment to achieving the highest standard of green building performance and reducing operational emissions as part of our broader ESG Strategy.

Vijay Bains, Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Head of ESG at Emirates NBD, added: “This accomplishment positions Emirates NBD as the leading bank in MENA region with the highest number of LEED branches certified. This achievement is a testament to our adherence to our sustainability goals and demonstrates how Emirates NBD leads by example when it comes to sustainability and embraces innovation in our operations.”

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