At the Emirates Group, we place great value on corporate citizenship and social responsibility and believe our business ethics are integral to our continued success.
Each member of staff’s commitment towards ongoing improvement combines to maintain the competitive edge of our operation in global markets.
We firmly believe our employees are our greatest asset and their contribution to the staggering pace at which we have developed cannot be underestimated.
Without them it would not have been possible and we acknowledge this with a range of excellent benefits, including a generous profit share scheme, and programmes designed to help them fulfil their career goals.
These principles enable us to attract employees of the highest calibre and have helped us become the largest employer in the UAE. We now have a team of more than 62,000 loyal workers, many living far away from their own families, and we are committed to caring for them within ours.
This dedication to the welfare of our employees does not distract from the fundamental economic role of our business – to reward stakeholders. While rivals have faltered under the strain of fluctuating fuel prices and the intense level of competition synonymous with our industry, we have posted profits in all but one year of our history.
While we are focused on maximising profit margins, as a leader in aviation innovation, we are devoted to growing our business while using fewer resources and creating less waste and pollution.
The billions of dollars we have invested in purchasing the most advanced aircraft in production mean we operate one of the youngest and most eco-efficient fleets in the world.
Our commitment to the environment extends to our interests on the ground. We take great pride in our involvement with the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, which is dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of area.
The National Park, the largest protected area in the UAE and home to more than 30 species indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula, is considered the regional benchmark for sustainable development and conservation.
Our green projects do not stop at home - in Australia, we have created one of the world’s most eco-friendly conservation-based destinations, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa.
For more information on our environmental initiatives, please visit www.emirates.com/english/environment/environment.aspx