Binzagr Unilever signs MoU with MODON

Binzagr Unilever signs MoU with MODON
Unilever signs a MoU with the Saudi Industrial Property Authority to exchange knowledge and expertise on zero waste to landfill techniques.
Updated 31 May 2016

Binzagr Unilever signs MoU with MODON

Binzagr Unilever signs MoU with MODON

Binzagr Unilever Ltd., the Saudi Arabian arm of one of the world’s leading FMCG companies, held a workshop on zero waste at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). The workshop aimed to help other organizations learn from the brand’s zero waste philosophy.
In 2015, Binzagr Unilever’s factory reached its goal of zero waste to landfill, joining over 600 Unilever sites across 70 countries to achieve the target, and becoming one of the first factories in Saudi Arabia to reach the milestone.
Through its zero waste workshops, Unilever is now reaching out to other organizations with its knowhow in waste reduction to promote sustainability across Saudi Arabia.
A dedicated website was setup to promote the Journey to Zero Waste initiative and solicit interest from industry stakeholders. Through the website, representatives of more than 50 companies and organizations registered and attended the workshop.
“Our Journey to Zero waste initiative is designed to take the knowledge and expertise that we have gained in our own transition to zero waste to landfill, and disseminate it to other industry stakeholders and decision-makers. 1.3 billion tons of solid waste is collected each year worldwide. A staggering 80 percent of this is sent to landfill — enough to cover an area of land equivalent to almost on and a half million football pitches.
Unilever is committing itself to advancing the cause of sustainability in manufacturing across Saudi Arabia,” said Unilever’s MD Khalid Fayed.
The event also saw Unilever sign a MoU with the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) to exchange knowledge and expertise on zero waste to landfill techniques.
The MoU was signed by Fayed on behalf of Unilever and Khamis Saleh Al-Ghamdi, MODON’s head of operations and investor relations.
We look forward to our collaborative efforts making a tangible difference to the country’s prosperity,” said Sami Al-Hussaini, MODON’s spokesperson.