Since its beginning Dubai Investments PJSC (DI) has always maintained the core principles of achieving attractive returns by investments in strong and healthy companies, while also diversifying into new technologies in order to continue growth in their region. As the largest company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, Dubai Investments PJSC (DI) continues to be of immense value to its over 19,894 shareholders and the communities they work in as a whole. Dubai Investments (DI) had 40 subsidiary companies and a paid up capital of AED 3.5 billion.
With the foresight of true champions in their field DI have been able to act on and pinpoint investment opportunities for growth in different fields of investments including manufacturing, finance and real estate development.
Dubai Investments (DI) possess a diverse expertise in emerging markets and have proved to be the leader in investments ranging from real estate to pharmaceuticals all through to banking and the financial sector and in both heavy and light manufacturing industries. Always maintaining their ethical and purely professional business practices.
DI was in the news for more than one reason over the past year, here are a few highlights:
• Dubai Investments PJSC’s wholly owned Dubai Investments Park (DIP), the largest integrated business and residential community in the Middle East registered an 87% increase in commercial space allotments over a total leased area of 1.6 million square feet in 2012.
• DI hosted a top level meeting with government and business leaders from Gujarat, one of India’s most industrialized and progressive states, during their recent visit to the UAE late last year. Dubai Investments is constantly looking to leverage the opportunities in emerging markets around the world. The UAE shares an important trade and investment synergy with the Indian subcontinent. Understandably, the meeting with the visiting officials of the Gujarat government has opened up a broad portfolio of prospects that can be capitalized by their investment machinery.
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• Dubai investments in conjunction with partners and affiliates have created a second to none driving training facility at Dubai Investments Park. Under expert management the facility offers training in both heavy and light vehicle management, catering to all aspiring drivers. The project offers training in motorcycles, light vehicles, fork lift trucks and heavy goods vehicles incorporating a whole fleet for training purposes.
Corporate Social Responsibility is a business objective at Dubai Investments. They strive to deliver customer satisfaction and employee productivity while reducing operating costs and utility bills. They provide ongoing training and implement green certified offices and facilitates initiatives to raise awareness of sustainability. At the core of their business plan Dubai Investments leads through social corporate responsibility values, green initiatives and triple bottom line of social, environment and economic sustainably. Dubai Investments commitment to human life and ecology were recognized this past year at the Climate Control Awards and by the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water. Emirates District Cooling LLC (Emicool), a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC, and Union Properties PJSC received the title of ‘Best District Cooling Utility Provider’ for providing innovative, reliable and energy efficient cooling solutions to over 10,000 customers. Emirates Float Glass (EFG), one of the UAE’s largest, integrated float glass facilities, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments (DI) PJSC, has received a prestigious Environmental Performance Card from the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water in recognition of its environmentally safe production practices. The EFG facility launched a unique Carbon Management Program in 2012 and has achieved one of the best carbon footprint levels globally, with a carbon footprint of 553 grams of carbon dioxide emissions per kilogram of glass.
Khalid Kalban ,MD & CEO DI PJSC said “For more than a decade now our vision, values, capacity, and enthusiasm to achieve and make a difference have been reflected into our solid performance. I am confident that by sustaining this momentum, we will be able to reach even greater heights in the future.”
May that long remain the case and we look forward to following their activities and achievements over the course of 2013.