Supporting the national sustainability agenda

The commitment of the United Arab Emirates to sustainable development is at the heart of the nation’s vision for its future.

As a Government of Dubai Authority, DMCC is committed to supporting the UAE Vision 2021 and the National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals.

DMCC is the world’s leading free zone authority and as such, has the responsibility to facilitate and drive the sustainable agenda among the member companies it hosts, and the wider JLT community it serves. In August 2017, DMCC became a signatory of the UN Global Compact.

Partnership building, raising awareness and providing education on topics such as responsible sourcing, gender equality, employee welfare and environment standards all fall within DMCC’s sustainability strategy.



In August 2018, DMCC published its first Sustainability Report in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative Standards.


DMCC leadership

Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Executive Chairman, DMCC

"DMCC is committed to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals that outline a vision aimed at targeting the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges facing our world."

Gautam Sashittal

Chief Executive Officer, DMCC

"We are signatories to the UN Global Compact and its 10 principles that aim to meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption."

Building a long-term vision

DMCC’s sustainability strategy is anchored by four key pillars:

Key highlights

Women’s empowerment

Growing evidence shows that the empowerment of women has a multiplier effect on families, communities, businesses and sustainable economies.

Panelists and guests share their views on women empowerment on the sidelines of a 2018 DMCC Sustainability Knowledge Series event

DMCC cultivates a diverse workplace culture of respect for gender equality. At the end of 2017, the gender balance of the DMCC Executive Committee members was 62.5% male and 37.5% female. On 8 March 2018 International Women’s day DMCC signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality nd the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact and are adapted from the Calvert Women's Principles. By signing the principles, DMCC is committed to support SDG 5 – Gender equality and the UAE government policy toward gender balance. DMCC is a member of the UAE WEPs Taskforce.