Vox Cinemas, part of Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas, has become the world’s first cinema to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award in recognition of its outstanding efforts in the application of sustainability standards. Its 20-screen cinema at City Centre Mirdif earned a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and is the only cinema in the MENA region to receive the coveted environmental achievement.
LEED, developed by USGBC, is the most widely used green-building rating system in the world and is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.
Deepthy K.B., regional director of market development at GBCI Middle East, presented the LEED certificate to Majid Al Futtaim representatives Olivier Saez, director of technical, facilities and sustainability, Peter Stubbs, director health and safety, Mark D. Haak Wegmann, managing director and congratulated Majid Al Futtaim for its consistent commitment towards the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative, while simultaneously offering a hugely impactful cinema experience for its stakeholders through healthy and high performing assets.
Peter Stubbs, director of HSE and sustainability, Majid Al Futtaim said, “LEED is an international symbol of excellence, and we are incredibly honored to become the first cinema in the world to earn this coveted accolade, given our common goal to build a healthy and sustainable future. At Majid Al Futtaim, we are continuously implementing environmentally sustainable practices in line with our Dare Today, Change Tomorrow strategy and as part of our commitment to provide a healthy environment for our customers, employees, business partners and the local community. Achieving this important milestone demonstrates how the innovative work of our teams and continued investment in greener technology across our assets can create local solutions that contribute to making a global impact.”