Friday, June 17, 2011

Lebanon Opportunities Recognizes INDEVCO Group’s Environmental Commitment

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INDEVCO Group is of the first signatories of Lebanon Opportunities’ Green Pledge to increase awareness and commitment to social and environmental responsibilities.


INDEVCO, multinational group of manufacturing companies headquartered in Ajaltoun, Lebanon, received Lebanon Opportunities’ Green Business Initiative certificate for commitment to corporate environmental responsibility during ‘Green Business Opportunities’ conference.

As part of Lebanon Opportunities Green Business Initiative, InfoPro Events organized and hosted the Green Business Opportunities conference, of which the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI) is a green partner, on 14 and 15 June 2011 at Mövenpick Hotel and Resort in Beirut, Lebanon.

INDEVCO Group’s eagerness and promptness to sign Lebanon Opportunities’ Green Pledge, demonstrates the group’s ironclad commitment to continuously implementing eco-friendly initiatives, adhering to Lebanese environmental legislation, evaluating internal processes and pursuing set targets to improve environmental friendliness.


Neemat Frem, President & CEO of INDEVCO Group and President of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI), partook in the inaugural session of the two-day conference on 14 June.

During the ‘Green Energy’ session on 15 June, Imad Issa El Khoury, Area General Manager of Unipak Tissue Mill and Interstate Paper Industries, presented the case study, 'Unipak Tissue Mill Energy and Cost Reduction Success Story'. Furthermore, Issa El Khoury discussed Unipak Tissue Mill's environmental initiatives implemented starting 2009.

Unipak Tissue Mill has invested in over 30 large green projects leading to a 24 % reduction in energy consumption and will implement many more eco-friendly initiatives in the near future. Unipak Tissue Mill in Halat, Lebanon, and Interstate Paper Industries, in Sadat City, Egypt, are member companies of INDEVCO Group and manufacture virgin and recycled jumbo tissue rolls.

Speakers at the inaugural session included Antoine Dahdah from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) about a holistic green approach, Ziad Jaber from United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Area (ESCWA) about opportunities in low-carbon development, and Abdo Sweidan from RYMCO presenting a case study about carbon neutral.[1]

Other speakers at the conference discussed available financial support systems for green projects, innovative green marketing campaigns, green construction projects, hotels and restaurants that have gone green, how to save energy and available tools to audit consumption, and practical green tips that can be implemented in offices.



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