Goals & Initiatives

At Majid Al Futtaim, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We believe it’s our duty to Dare Today, Change Tomorrow.  This is what drives the direction and decisions we make.

We continually strive to become one of the most environmentally considerate companies in the world. Our long-term target is to produce more energy and water than we consume, reaching a Net Positive business model by 2040.  It’s ambitious, but we are confident we will be the first in the region to get there.

  • Sustainability strategy contributes to the achievements of 10 UN Sustainable Development goals
  • First in the region to achieve LEED and BREEAM certification across our properties portfolio
  • Procurement procedures that ensure a sustainable supply chain
  • Clean, audited data for energy, water and waste footprint

Facts & Figures


Reduction in water usage


Reduction in carbon emissions


Increase in recycling rate

across malls over the last five years

0 M kWh

Renewable energy

generated at Mall of the Emirates

Case Studies


Cooking up new ideas with kitchen waste

In 2017 we got the chance to explore an exciting recycling opportunity at VOX cinemas that sees waste cooking oil being used to power vehicles. These large entertainment venues include commercial kitchens and restaurants, which use a high volume of cooking oil on a daily basis. This creates a real waste disposal issue because cooking oil can’t be reused indefinitely and it’s difficult to dispose of responsibly when it’s no longer fit for purpose.

29 Jan 2019

Harnessing renewable energy

We reached a significant landmark in 2016 with the launch of our Renewable Energy White Paper, which sets out plans for an investment in renewable energy of AED 152 million that will reduce our annual carbon footprint by 27,000 absolute tonnes of carbon and will deliver a return on investment in as little as nine years.

28 Jan 2019

Supporting our local people

Majid Al Futtaim - Retail is proud to be a positive contributor to the local communities we serve. Supporting local industries is important to transforming people’s lives.

27 Jan 2019

Insights & Publications


Sustainability Report 2019

We all hope for a positive future. But when we look around us, and at the challenges facing the world, it’s hard to see how that’s possible without major changes.

At Majid Al Futtaim we know that to secure a positive future in which everyone gets a chance at enjoying great moments everyday, we must achieve more than just incremental improvements. It is time to be more daring.

Sustainability Reports


Embodied Carbon Whitepaper

Sep 2020

Majid Al Futtaim’s Circular Economy Strategy

Aug 2020

Sustainable Living

Aug 2020

Independent Assurance Statement

May 2020

Targets Performance and Environmental Data

May 2020

Green Sukuk Report 2020

May 2020

A New Baseline for a Greater Collective Action

May 2020

Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles

Jan 2020

Innovation Centre Of Excellence

Dec 2019

Single Use Plastic Phase Out Policy

Nov 2019

Smoking Policy

Sep 2019

Sustainable Building Policy

May 2019

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