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March 2021

GWC Holds Virtual Spotlight Events for Earth Hour 2021

GWC (Q.P.S.C), the leading logistics provider in the State of Qatar, held virtual spotlight events to spread awareness of climate change issues among employees through various activities for Earth Hour 2021, in addition to demonstrating proper methods and steps to maximize the potential of sustainable energy at homes and in the workplace.

During the events, the employees shared suggestions on how to protect nature and the various environmental initiatives that could participate in for a better future. The initiative to support Earth Hour falls under the framework of the company’s continuous support and participation in the annual event, where lights are turned off in all its office and logistics facilities for 60 minutes, this year on Saturday, 27 March 2021, at 8:30PM local time. By participating in this event, the company exemplifies its commitment to its environmental duty while emphasizing the care it provides for its employees, clients and stakeholders.

“Earth Hour is a reminder that small changes can achieve great results.” stated GWC Director of Marketing and Communications Ms. Jawaher Al Khuzaei on the event. “This is not just about turning the lights off for one hour, but rather spreading the awareness for generations to come.”

GWC invests in several active and passive measures for more sustainable operations, including paperless processes, vehicle route optimization, reduce-reuse-recycle initiatives, energy conservation (including natural or energy saving light initiatives), and resource consumption optimization. GWC’s international quality standards, including the ISO 14001:2015 for Environment Management Systems, hold sustainability at its core, and most recently; GWC’ Regional Logistics Hub in Ras Bufontas Free Zone was developed according to the GSAS1 standard.

Ms. Jawaher added: “sustainability is one of Qatar’s core objectives, most clearly through a commitment to hold the most sustainable edition of the FIFA World Cup™, and by establishing it as a pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030. As the Official Logistics Provider for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, and with the national vision an integral part of our purpose, GWC renews its commitments to achieving these goals.”

Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet.

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