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On January 22, 2023, Hitachi Energy in Egypt, in collaboration with “VeryNile,” participated in a cleaning initiative at Al-Qursaya island located in the metropolitan area of Bahr Al Azzam in Cairo. They participated in helping remove the visible pollution on the Nile River by cleaning boats, tools, and gloves focusing on plastics. The project’s objective is to raise awareness on protecting the environment and supporting the local fishermen to collect and recycle plastic litter from the Nile in a sustainable way.
To efficiently meet the growing population’s changing needs and sustain natural resources, they have come together to volunteer, support, and encourage community service and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
“Through this initiative, the Hitachi Energy in Egypt team has understood the urgency to act quickly and has shown their commitment and passion for advancing a sustainable energy future for all. As Hitachi Energy, let us remain committed to reducing our water use and our impact on local water resources. Well done to the local team, and continue accelerating the pace of change with unwavering energy”, says Johan Soderstrom, Region Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
The local team proudly participated in this initiative to make a real, sustainable impact on the people of Cairo. Additionally, they contributed to the whole recycling process of three tons of plastics which will enhance the lives of the local fishermen and towards achieving the UN goal of “Clean Water”.
“Our ambition extends beyond carbon neutrality. We are working to reduce waste along with our consumption of precious resources like fresh water. This initiative also supports our ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’ (SDG 6). We must act now. We will drive emission reduction throughout the value chain by working with our supply chain, partners, and customers in the power, industry, mobility, and other sectors. Together with the team, we understand that collaboration is the key success factor”, says Mohamed Hosseiny, Country Managing Director of Egypt and North Africa.
Hitachi Energy in Egypt continues to inspire progress by collaborating with customers and partners to enable a sustainable future for today’s generations and those to come.