IDG is looking to align its operational development with advanced sustainability frameworks to become an economically, environmentally, operationally, and socially sustainable business. The company signed a partnership agreement with the GIZ for the provision of comprehensive technical support applying the international framework for Eco-industrial parks (EIP Framework) in e² October Industrial Park industrial zone and to improve its sustainability compliance to set an example for other industrial developers. To that end, IDG has begun taking steps to achieve the SIA’s four main pillars of sustainability across existing and future operations; providing access to high-quality infrastructure and collective representation of business interests.
Our parks are designed to surpass International standards with energy efficiency strategies put in place for park management infrastructure as well as major energy-consuming resident firms. Designed with a good understanding of the types and levels of market demand for its services, or for green Infrastructure integrated with cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies and management processes to provide competitive advantages.
Protection of the sensitive natural environment is key to environmental and community well-being. We are aware of the potential impact of park activities on priority ecosystem services in and around the vicinity of the park. The park management entity has a plan in place to assess operational environmental impacts, and aims to limit the impact on prioritized local ecosystem services.
Recent Development park management and governance strategy, specifically with regard to proper management and monitoring of the industrial park. This includes investments in associated infrastructure to apply international standards; which includes industrial park disaster preparedness and risk management services. The park management has appropriate measures in place to manage risks and accidents at the park level, catalyze stakeholder dialogue, provide platforms for knowledge sharing, and operate and maintain park-level infrastructure
Local businesses, SME promotion and linkages: SMEs are the backbone of the economy and employment in many countries. IDG provides opportunities for the establishment of SMEs in parks that can, in turn, provide services and add value to other larger tenants operating in the park. Nevertheless it can also provide strong economic development benefits through the promotion of linkages with local businesses as suppliers to the industrial park and its resident firms.