ADG + Sustainability: The Journey & The Dream

Maryam Telmesani, ADG Chief Sustainability Officer

“Sustainability is not a goal to be reached but a way of thinking, a way of being, a principle we must be guided by”- Giulio Bonazzi, Chairman, Aquafil Group.

At Al-Dabbagh Group (ADG), we adhere to the same philosophy of Mr. Bonazzi. Sustaining is one of the three core principles of our governing Omnipreneurship ecosystem: it guides the business and every day operations of ADG. Based off of that, our approach to sustainability is a holistic one that infuses sustainability in our business culture & operations. What does this mean? It means that the lens through which we view sustainability (People, Planet, Philanthropy & Profit, the 4Ps) is considered during every decision we make and every action we take. Our ultimate aim is to become recognized amongst the top 5 sustainable family-owned business in the world. Moreover, we aspire to do that by leading Sustainable Development Goals movement in Saudi Arabia by pioneering in sustainable initiatives that impact a positive transformation in our related industries. To assure our global alignment we follow the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, and are guided by Global Reporting Index standards in reporting all of our sustainability initiatives.

Finally, I believe that with the great vision of our leader & the collaborative efforts of our passionate teams we can achieve our goal; and be proud citizens acknowledging that we not only contribute to the success of our business, but we also ensure a safer environment and a better future for the upcoming generations.