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In July 2022, we launched our sustainability program to address environmental, social and corporate governance practices as our way of acknowledging the importance of integrating sustainability into all of our operations, which will allow us to uphold our leading position in the Jordanian telecommunications market.
At Umniah, we continuously assess the impact of our activities on the environment and the local community through environmentally friendly audits of our business based on the best international practices.
We have also adopted an innovative corporate social responsibility strategy through which we seek to support people, ideas and projects that add value to sectors including education, sports, health, society, culture and the arts. Furthermore, we also offer our support to entrepreneurs and startups through Umniah’s business incubator The Tank.
Moreover, we execute a governance strategy that focuses on adopting and implementing policies and procedures that are reviewed periodically to ensure the implementation of the highest corporate governance practices within the company in terms of transparency, accountability, flexibility and compliance with all relevant regulations and laws.
In 2021 the avoided GHG from renewable resources increased by 70%
Tips to engage lovingly
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Movies and Documentaries
Ministry of Environment Reports
Local Green Initiatives
If you are looking to help preserve and protect our country’s natural environment, we have put together a list of wonderful initiatives you can participate in, dedicated to protecting our environment and the future of our tomorrow.
Dedicated to restoring Jordan’s forests and rangelands. With WADI and its local partners and leading restoration organizations, you will help:
- improve soil quality,
- prevent soil erosion,
- contribute to groundwater recharge.
Non-profit Initiative & Forum under the umbrella of Hearts United 4 Environmental Training.
With Green Wheelz, you will be:
- Protecting the environment
- Supporting Disabled Children
- Raising awareness & transforming society
- Supporting the local economy
At THE Group we have dedicated ourselves to protecting the environment in all aspects of our business. We first began recycling efforts in 2010 with just 3 recycling bins, but we knew there was more to do and so, within one year, we led the charge for environmental protection and opened a full-scale recycling center. Soon afterward, we established the “Watch Your Waste” program at the Children’s Museum to promote environmental awareness and responsibility for the children who will one day shape the future of our planet.
Change the culture of littering and waste disposal by protecting and preserving marine life. Encourage people to become more environmentally conscious citizens.
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)
Help conserve Jordan’s biodiversity and support local community development with RSCN. The following link displays the list of initiatives under RSCN that you can join: http://www.rscn.org.jo/current-projects.
Joe Recycle – Let’s Save the Planet
A community initiative to create, build and spread a culture of recycling in the Jordanian society.
- Prevent or reduce the generation of waste
- Recycling and recovery
- Seeking to legalize solid waste management and encourage investment in it
Become a Green Business
Five actionable steps any business can take:
Taking stock: The first step is to recognize the impact one is having through taking stock of energy output, waste and travel practices your business is engaging and defining your overall goals.
Guides such as the Oxford Offsetting Principles, which is a set of standards for offsetting carbon emissions, can help your organization meet the goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions.
Making sure everyone is on board: discuss these goals with your team and ensure that everyone is on the same page. Members of the team can give feedback and make suggestions regarding the best ways to work towards sustainability goals that fit your organization’s needs.
Working with like-minded partners: it is crucial to vet your vendors and partners sustainability practices to ensure that these goals are integrated through all facets of your organization. Choosing vendors that are themselves environmentally conscious and share your values will show that you are committed to your mission of becoming sustainable inside and out.
Going dark: going from light to dark mode can save 39-47% of battery power, according to a Purdue University study. While this step alone will not solve the problem, it is nonetheless an important step to take on the road to achieving sustainability best practices.
Exploring certifications: working towards certifications such as the ISO 14001 can give your organization clearer progress benchmarks to work on.
Lower Your Digital Carbon Footprint
Limit unnecessary streaming:
While we know it is not realistic to avoid altogether, it is important to set limits for streaming videos or screen time in general. There is a dramatic increase of greenhouse gas emissions associated with streaming. Consider downloading files and data as the alternative optimal option in this case.
The Cloud & Clean Energy
A great energy saver is storing your data and files on the cloud, especially for businesses that require a significant amount of storage. Cloud providers such as Apple, Google, Box, Rackspace, Facebook, Salesforce are committed to using 100% renewable energy when powering their data centers.
Did you know that you are using extra energy every time you search the web? Save bookmarks for websites that you frequently go to instead of searching for them each time.
Make a habit of unplugging all chargers when not in use. In addition, if you anticipate being away for a while, you may want to consider doing the following:
- Switching off your devices.
- Turning off auto-play and videos when you leave the room.
- Closing any tabs that might play video ads without you knowing.
Cutting down on electronic noise clutter and screen time will also have a positive effect on both your physical and mental wellbeing!
With every email, equating to approximately 0.3 grams of CO2 for a spam email, 4 grams for a regular email, and 50 grams for long attachments it is important to avoid replying to unnecessary emails. You might also want to delete old emails cluttering your inbox, and unsubscribe from new letters you are not interested in. (Source: Climate Care)
Taking care of the devices you already have at hand is very crucial for lowering waste levels and reducing carbon emissions. Therefore, hold back on upgrading to a new smartphone or computer every time a new model is released.
Power with Renewables
Power your devices with energy that does not create harmful greenhouse gas emissions, such as small solar electric systems.
Restrict Data Tracking
Data tracking services use a lot of information and this increases your carbon footprint. Why not set your preferences to the “strict” setting? This will protect yourself from pervasive tracking of personal data by ad networks and third-party trackers.
Lower Your Monitor’s Brightness
Did you know that dimming your monitor from 100% to 70% can save up to 20% of the energy the monitor uses? (A tip from Harvard Law School’s energy manager) Not to mention, it reduces eyestrain.
Save our Water
In Your Bathroom
- Take short showers instead of baths.
- Do not keep the water running when brushing your teeth, shaving, or soaping up. Fill the sink to shave.
- Make sure your toilet is not leaking. You can add 12 drops of food coloring into the tank, and if you see color appearing in your toilet bowl, it means it is leaking.
- Fill a plastic water bottle with a few stones and water, and place it in your toilet’s tank, away from the mechanism, which reduces the amount of water without sacrificing efficiency.
- Use low-flow showerheads.
In Your Kitchen and Laundry Room:
- Replace old dishwashers and laundry machines.
- When cooking, peel and clean vegetables in a large bowl of water instead of under running water.
- Fill your sink or basin when washing and rinsing dishes.
- Wait until your dishwasher is full before running it.
- Select a dishwasher with a “light-wash” option.
- Do not use the garbage disposal unless necessary.
- Buy faucet aerators.
- Only do laundry when you have a full load.
Make Your Wardrobe Eco-Friendly
Here are some easy tips:
- Buy clothes made with natural fibers such as cotton, linen, silk, and wool. Avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon, spandex and acrylic, as they are made from materials that are harmful to the environment.
- Go organic: Play a part in reducing the harmful use of pesticides and herbicides by finding clothes made with organic fabrics.
- Find sustainable brands that care about the environment, and use renewable materials: Do a bit of research on a brand before you buy from them.
- Quality over quantity: Quality clothing lasts longer. Investing in well-made clothes will save money.
- Look for certifications. Keep an eye out for companies that have certifications of sustainability. Here is a link with a list of certifications to look for: https://www.ecolabelindex.com/ecolabels/?st=category%2Ctextiles
- Buy secondhand: Check your local thrift shops or go online to find pre-owned clothes.
- Swap clothes with friends and neighbors.
- Donate your clothes instead of throwing them out. with JHCO’s Charity Clothes Bank a great option for donating gently used attire for a fantastic cause.
- Sell old clothes: there are many websites such as com that make it easier to sell your unwanted clothes.
- Repair your old clothes instead of buying new ones.
- Use environmentally friendly laundry detergents.
- Hang clothes to dry outdoors.
- Think twice before dry-cleaning.
- Use old t-shirts as rags.
Do you know any of them?
Alexander Graham Bell, who is credited with inventing the telephone, also co-founded the Bell Telephone Company, which later became AT&T.
The first commercial cell phone, called the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, was released in 1983. It was 10 inches tall, weighed 2.5 pounds, and had a talk time of just 30 minutes.
The first text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992, by a software engineer named Neil Papworth. The message simply read “Merry Christmas.”
The first cell phone call made from a moving vehicle was made on April 3, 1973, by Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher.
In 2015, there were more mobile phone users than people on Earth.
The first satellite was launched for telecommunications purposes in 1957 by the Soviet Union.
5G, the fifth generation of mobile networks, is set to revolutionize the way we use our devices by offering faster speeds, lower latency, and improved connectivity.
The first commercial fiber optic cable was installed in 1977, allowing for faster and more efficient transmission of data.
The first transatlantic telephone cable was laid in 1956, connecting the US and Europe.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is the United Nations agency responsible for coordinating communication and information technologies around the world.
Ideas that might help in building an effective and sustainable company policy:
- Be open to change.
- Consider mental wellbeing that allows individuals to speak up and express.
- Encourage accountability and effective communication.
- Make sure that your sustainable governance structure is in sync with the existing business model.
- Increase board diversity and representation.
Technology plays an important role in achieving sustainability, there are many factors in which environmental sustainability is integrated with technological development to plan for a better future, innovations are being used as a building block for governments and societies in drawing a road map for a more sustainable world, and the examples are many, such as:
- Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the concept of linking any device to the Internet and to other connected devices. These appliances can help cut down energy waste. For example, you can turn off lights and air conditioning automatically while you are away. The IoT can also help companies track and expand the lifecycle of their products.
- Big Data Analytics
By gathering and analyzing large pools of data, companies can become more informed about environmental concerns. Companies can look at their energy usage and use big data to highlight areas where they can improve competence. These insights can also provide businesses with a strong depiction of their inclusive environmental impact and estimate potential ecological threats.
- Electric Vehicles
An electric car that uses electricity from clean and renewable sources produces no gas emissions, manufacturers today are not only making electric cars more efficient, but also more affordable. As time goes on, these technologies will only grow cheaper and more effective.
- Agriculture Technologies
Technology can be used throughout the food supply chain to produce nontoxic and viable food for us to eat. In farming, precision agriculture makes use of progressive technologies for detecting, data analysis, and automation, which manifests in many appliances such as soil sensors, robotic seeders, and drones.
- I am grateful for everything the universe is providing for me.
- I focus on what I can control and make peace with what I can’t.
- I give myself permission to let go of clutter and chaos in my life.
- Medhal Pod – The future of the Planet
- One Planet Podcast: Sustainability, Climate Change, Politics, Circular Economy & Environmental Solutions.
- Reversing Climate Change Podcast: How to Link Carbon Removal to Travel.
Movies and Documentaries
- Guillermo González & Jay Richards: The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery
- Geoffrey B. West: Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
- Create a nourishing routine. Anxiety thrives on turbulence and uncertainty.
- Write a list of things you are grateful for; gratitude has a wonderful way of retraining your brain to find the positive in every day.
- A friendly reminder to do your best without over working yourself to the point of a mental break down.
- Watch the food you are eating. Start by planning your meals for next week.
- Drink two cups of water upon waking up.
- Make it a habit to have a quick breathing session several times a day.
Tips to engage lovingly in the community:
Contact your local charities and donate any extra food you have as well as leftovers.
Red Cross and other establishments have safe and healthy ways for you to donate to help those struggling in hospitals.
It takes little time to collect any waste you find around your area while taking a walk.
Especially those who live alone, are elderly, have health or mobility issues or are caring for children.
Support local factories and shops by choosing them instead of international websites that cost you more time and money.