ADG mission: By 2030, ADG will be listed amongst the global top 30 wholly owned family businesses in terms of contribution to the SDGs.

Sustainability Unit

Our unit’s vision is to establish ADG and its subsidiaries as strategic, data-driven and industry-leading sustainable businesses. We’ll do this by supporting ADG’s business verticals to create value by optimizing business performance and resilience, while scaling new businesses and fostering strategic partnerships.

Sustainability has been a key pillar at ADG since its founding. In line with the omnipreneurial spirit, we have set big sustainability ambitions, are aware of the challenges to achieve them and eager to drive value for all our stakeholders. This is not an overnight activity, but we are energized by the opportunity to create lasting impact in a way that embeds sustainability into the core of our businesses.

Shahad Nejaim

Director of Sustainability
Al-Dabbagh Group

At ADG we are guided by the principles of Omnipreneurship: Giving, Earning and Sustaining.

By staying true to these principles, we will continue to enhance our status as a positive global corporate citizen, delivering impact for the greater good.

Download our 2022 Sustainability Report here View our 2020 & 2021 Sustainability Reports here

Our sustainability ambitions

  • Establish multiple sustainability revenue streams
  • Establish and build ADG’s reputation for sustainability
  • Develop and deliver transition plans for each business
  • Create circular business models
  • Reduce resource intensity
  • Align sustainability and financial performance and reporting
  • Achieve gender pay parity and ensure greater female representation across all companies within the group
  • Achieve net zero on emissions
  • Be zero-waste to landfill
  • Eliminate unsustainable water use

Playing an active part in the global community

As signatories to the UN Global Compact, we use the UN Sustainability Goals to ensure we play our part as a global citizen. Our Group sustainability strategy and individual business strategies map onto the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have identified the goals where we can make the biggest positive impact across environmental, social and economic goals and measure our progress using Global Reporting Indicators (GRI).

Goal 1
Goal 5
Goal 6
Goal 7
Goal 8
Goal 9
Goal 12
Goal 13
Goal 15

Our ESG Progress

Alongside building transformative businesses, and reinventing existing business models, we’re making progress on improving our ESG performance.

Hydromin: Building a hydrogen transport infrastructure

A business on a mission to transform heavy transport through hydrogen across the region.

Hydromin: Making zero-carbon heavy transport a reality

Environmental: RSI’s water efficiency

With operations concentrated in the Middle East region, developing expertise in water conservation is essential for both our long-term sustainability goals and our short-term business growth ambitions too.

Red Sea: Water Efficiency

Petromin Express trains female technicians

At a time when female representation in the workforce is growing rapidly, breaking stereotypes is particularly important in the male-dominated automotive services industry.



Accountability and oversight across a diverse portfolio

The Sustainability Council is formed by sustainability Leads from ADG’s six flagship portfolio companies. There is considerable diversity across industries and sustainability maturity, so they meet quarterly to share learnings and insights, discuss challenges and pool resources to deliver bigger impact, faster.

Progress across the Group’s portfolio is measured through GRI indicators that each company reports on quarterly.

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Al Dabbagh Group

Chairman & CEO, Director of Sustainability

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Sustainability Council

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Our 5 strategic business portfolios