To enhance the contribution of the private sector in supporting the emirate's economy

Dubai Chamber of Commerce: Establishment of two working groups on "Sustainable Packaging" and "Bottled Drinking Water"

  • The establishment of the two new business groups comes as an implementation of the Chamber's expansion plans.


  • Muhammad Lootah: "The Chamber is continuing to implement its plans to raise the number of sectors and activities to 100 sectors and economic activities."


The Dubai Chamber of Commerce, one of the three chambers operating under the umbrella of Dubai Chambers, announced the establishment of two new working groups, namely the “Sustainable Packaging Working Group” and the “Bottled Drinking Water Working Group”, to constitute a qualitative addition to the system of business groups operating in Dubai, as part of its efforts to enhance Contribution of the private sector in supporting the economy of the Emirate of Dubai.

The establishment of new business groups comes in implementation of the Chamber's plans to expand the number of business groups representing various economic sectors and activities in the Emirate of Dubai, as the Chamber aims to represent all major and secondary economic sectors, fields and activities, and to enhance their competitiveness to serve the growth process in Dubai.

The Director General of Dubai Chambers, Mohammed Lootah, said in a statement yesterday, "The establishment of new business groups is part of the plan to develop the private sector's contribution to stimulating the sustainable development system, enhancing the competitiveness of the business community and its ability to innovate in the face of challenges, and activating the role of the private sector in policy-making." And legislation that stimulates the growth of various economic sectors and activities.

Lootah stressed the important role played by business groups in facilitating the system of doing business, promoting global best practices, increasing the competitiveness of various sectors, and supporting economic growth, pointing out that «the Chamber is continuing to implement its plans to raise the number of economic sectors and activities represented by business groups to 100. sector and economic activity, which reflects the diversity and flexibility of the emirate's economy, and the Chamber's commitment to achieving the vision of the wise leadership in consolidating Dubai's position as a global capital of finance and business.

The Director General of Dubai Chambers added: “Through this step, we focus on unifying the efforts of all companies operating in these two sectors, and serving their interests in order to achieve the objectives of the various visions, strategies, and development and economic plans announced by Dubai, and to enhance the partnership of the public and private sectors, and provide added value to all parties.” concerned».

The Sustainable Packaging Working Group, chaired by Priya Sarma Mathur, Senior President of Sustainability at Unilever for the Middle East and Turkey, aims to contribute to the implementation of the UAE's circular economy policy (2021-2031), and to enhance customer and consumer awareness of the importance of sustainable packaging, in addition to Providing insights and recommendations to the public sector on legislation and policies related to sustainable packaging at the federal and local levels.

The "Bottled Drinking Water Working Group" focuses on promoting and developing the sector's practices in water bottling according to the best global sustainability practices, in a way that preserves the environment and enhances Dubai's reputation as a sustainable and environmentally friendly destination, in addition to creating sustainable solutions in cooperation with partners in the business community to improve the packaging and distribution network. Water in a safe and sustainable manner that reduces carbon emissions and contributes to building a prosperous future for the sector.

Business groups play an important role in promoting and supporting the economic growth process in Dubai, as they are considered an essential component of the business community, and contribute to advancing the commercial and investment movement in the emirate by investing in capabilities, capabilities and expertise to enhance the competitive advantage of the business community in Dubai.

The number of current business groups, operating under the umbrella of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, is 30 business groups representing various economic sectors and activities.

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