Sustainability & Environment

We are committed to protecting the environment and developing a green economy. Find out more about our sustainable initiatives.

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Quote from Our CEO

Eng. Bader Saeed Al Lamki

As the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, ADNOC Distribution played a crucial role in ensuring the continuous provision of essential goods and services to communities across all seven emirates. This is demonstrative of the company’s high levels of resilience and sustainability.

Twenty-twenty was unique for companies around the world, including ADNOC Distribution. The COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges, which accelerated an agile mindset to protect our staff and customers, while continuing to deliver our smart growth strategy and keep the nation moving. COVID-19 also had a significant impact on consumer behavior, amid new social distancing norms and a strong adherence to safety. ADNOC Distribution evolved its business model and accelerated its digital transformation strategy to support this, with the launch of new services to enhance customer experience and provide safe, convenient access to necessities.

The company’s sustainable strategic framework and pillars stem from a vision to support socio-economic development while protecting and conserving the environment and focusing on the safety and wellbeing of its people. Our role further evolves with the country’s efforts to develop lower emission and more efficient energy solutions. ADNOC Distribution continues to work towards developing an advanced green fuels portfolio, including a growing compressed natural gas (CNG) station network and a commitment to increasing access to electric vehicle charging, demonstrating its progress towards a lower carbon energy future.


Our Approach to Sustainability

We are dedicated to the implementation of a decarbonization roadmap to satisfy global expectations in transforming the energy sector to incorporate responsible practices. In the coming years, we aim to optimize energy consumption and reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions intensity. ADNOC Distribution looks forward to contributing directly to national and international net-zero emission ambitions.

Accountability and transparency continue to underpin ADNOC Distribution’s sustainability ethos. ADNOC Distribution maintains its affiliation with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) overarching strategic vision in an effort to contribute to the UAE’s National Sustainability Agenda.

The company sees ADNOC’s 2030 Sustainability Strategy as a solid foundation to reinforce its commitment and the way forward to improve the company’s overall Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance.


Our Sustainability Framework

Accountability and transparency continue to underpin ADNOC Distribution’s sustainability ethos. At present, the company is in the advanced stages of developing consolidated ESG ambitions based on its sustainable strategic framework and integrating it with its corporate strategy.

Key pillars of our sustainability strategy framework are:

Our ESG Reporting

We report annually across a range of environmental, social and governance aspects in our ESG Report.

Find out more on our 2020 ESG Performance 


2020 Performance Snapshot

ADNOC Distribution's 2020 financial results depicted an organization built to withstand global disruptions, through embedded flexibility in its operational model and by vesting customer and employeed interests within the business core agenda



MSCI ESG Ratings

In Q3 2021, ADNOC Distribution received a rating of ‘A’ in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment*, recognizing ADNOC Distribution’s approach to managing its business for long term sustainability.
MSCI ESG Research provides MSCI ESG Ratings on global public and a few private companies on a scale of AAA (leader) to CCC (laggard), according to exposure to industry-specific ESG risks and the ability to manage those risks relative to peers.


Key Initiatives

ADNOC Distribution utilized its position as the leading fuel retailer in the UAE to influence behavioral change, to support the reduction of GHG emissions, by converting public vehicles to CNG fuel. The company currently operates 31 service stations with CNG fueling capacity and continues to grow its CNG offering across the network. In 2020, the company fueled 22 Million Metric Standard Cubic Meters (MMSCM) of CNG to vehicles that reduced approximately 90 tons of CO2 emissions.

We encourage car owners to convert to CNG and help improve the environment through significant reduction in toxic emissions. Harmful emissions, which contribute to air pollution, will be significantly reduced if more cars are switched to clean natural gas.
We also offer CNG conversion of vehicles, which is done in accordance with the highest European specifications and international standards. The project is being implemented in collaboration with relevant government agencies and advisory bodies.

ADNOC Distribution continues to invest in solar power and has installed solar photovoltaic panels on four of its service stations (as of end of 2020), which saved the equivalent of approximately 373 tons in CO2 emissions. We are planning to add solar photovoltaic panels across more service stations, which will further contribute to decrease our energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions.

Green Service Stations

Among the most significant initiatives undertaken by ADNOC Distribution are the environment-friendly Yas 1 and Yas 2 service stations, in the UAE capital’s Yas Island. Both stations are built to reflect the best international standards in green technology to help preserve the environment and reduce energy and water consumption.

They follow the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) - the internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The company has already started outfitting its Yas service station with a solar-powered electric charger, which is also capable of using power from the grid as backup during times when the sun isn’t shining.

Energy management

We are focusing on improving our own energy efficiency through a systematic approach to energy management. ADNOC Distribution also invested in a state-of-the-art Energy Management System that meets the requirements of ISO 50001:2011 and is verified annually through external certification.

In 2020, ADNOC Distribution further optimized energy consumption that reduced associated GHG emissions. We also introduced compact and highly efficient ADNOC On the go service stations that reduce the construction cost, require 50% less energy to run compared to traditional ones and are highly effective in reducing GHG emissions. In 2020, we rolled out 38 ADNOC on the go stations in the UAE.

Water conservation

ADNOC Distribution is committed to adopting water saving initiatives. This includes installing aerator water savers across all washrooms and mosque ablution areas in ADNOC service stations, offices and sites. The grid spray pattern generated from this device reduces the water consumption by more than 80%. The company also uses treated recycled water to operate its car washing docks, which accounts for 80% of the total water used in this operation.


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