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Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Partners with CME To Enhance Sustainability Engagement


Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Partners with CME To Enhance Sustainability Engagement

The collaboration focuses on revamping the BAADR app to foster lasting eco-friendly behaviour through CME’s cutting-edge platform.

Abu Dhabi, September 27, 2023: As part of its commitment to promote environmental advocacy and sustainable living, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has partnered with CME, a multinational technology firm with over 40 years of experience in technology, to introduce an enhanced BAADR application. This is by adding innovative services to enhance the user experience focusing on instilling eco-conscious behaviours within the UAE community. 

BAADR, which means ‘Initiate’ in Arabic, is an EAD-developed initiative, enhanced by CME, designed to catalyse significant behavioural changes by offering incentives for environmental actions.  

The application seamlessly aligns with EAD’s ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and the ecological impact of routine activities. With CME’s technological expertise, the new BAADR app promises a different design to make it easier to use, more modern, and attractive with an enhanced user experience that touches on all elements of people’s daily lives. 

From recycling to promoting the use of reusable items and participating in green initiatives, BAADR encourages users to adopt greener choices in their daily activities. In recognition of their efforts, users can gain points that can later be exchanged for awards and exclusive discounts. 

At the heart of the revamped BAADR app is a state-of-the-art loyalty platform for sustainability and well-being, designed to drive behavioural shifts. The platform offers one convenient place for targeted sustainability actions and rewards. The tracking feature has also been improved by linking the application with other applications to obtain evidence of environmental practices. 

With the revamp of BAADR, governmental institutions and commercial entities across the UAE can now introduce BAADR to their employees and stakeholders as their primary Green Engagement programme. This offers them instant access to top-quality deals and equips them with a real-time impact dashboard. This unprecedented feature enables organisations to track, optimise, and accurately report tangible progress in their sustainability efforts. 

Ahmed Baharoon Executive Director of Environment Information, Science Outreach Management Sector at EAD, said: “EAD is always keen to use the latest technology to enhance various of its sustainability projects. The enhanced BAADR app will now be more exciting to use and encourage sustainable living.”  

Georges Rehbane, General Manager of CME in the UAE, said: “While large-scale sustainability initiatives are essential, it is the power of individual actions and mindset shifts that can truly pave the way for long-term impact. With the new BAADR programme, we are confident that EAD will achieve continuous environmental progress, and we are proud to have enabled this through technology.” 

Through this partnership, EAD and CME have contributed towards a more sustainable future for Abu Dhabi.  The revamped BAADR app stands as an example of progress and innovation, harnessing the power of technology to make green living attainable and rewarding for all. 

About Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) 

Established in 1996, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is committed to protecting and enhancing air quality, groundwater as well as the biodiversity of our desert and marine ecosystem. By partnering with other government entities, the private sector, NGOs and global environmental agencies, we embrace international best practice, innovation and hard work to institute effective policy measures. We seek to raise environmental awareness, facilitate sustainable development and ensure environmental issues remain one of the top priorities of our national agenda. 

About CME 

We are a technology consulting firm. We have helped 100+ global clients, including renowned Fortune 500 companies, become leaders in their fields. Our end-to-end solutions and comprehensive enterprise services cover Staff Augmentation, Custom Software Development, Smart Devices Engineering, Customer Experience, IoT, AI, Data & Analytics, and Process Automation. With a multinational team across 8 locations, we deliver innovative and impactful projects, contributing to 8 US Patents, and serving 80 million users daily.

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