Posted by Neil King
Abu Dhabi-based Dolphin Energy has unveiled its first ever sustainability report in a bid to formalise its ongoing social, economic and corporate responsibility commitments to the emirate.
The company, whose main strategic initiative, the Dolphin project, involves the production and transportation of natural gas from Qatar's North Field to the UAE, issued the report in conjunction with the Global Reporting Initiative, which has developed comprehensive international guidelines for sustainability reporting.
Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Dolphin Energy's chief executive officer, commented: "A key requirement of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 includes the need to build a sustainable economy and a commitment to ensure we meet the needs of tomorrow.
"We have a duty to support this and ensure that social and regional development is balanced so that the benefits of economic growth and wellbeing are delivered to the population of this emirate."
The report focused on the company's performance in 2009 with the aim of showing how it minimised its environmental impact and created economic opportunities.
It found that Dolphin decreased emissions and flaring at its onshore facilities, met overall operational efficiency targets at its plant and exceeded targets for the total recordable incidence rate and lost time incident rate for employees.