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KAHRAMAA, QNB, AZF, QTA, QAPCO, QCAA, QA, GREE and Shell Qatar are now part of the leading sustainability event in MENA region

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Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) signs MoU with Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF)

The MoU will help prepare AZF facilities as per the GSAS standards and spread awareness about sustainability among AZF employees

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GORD welcomes leading Qatari organisations to be Sponsors of Sustainability Summit 2018

Sep 11,2018

GORD, Qatari Diar Real Estate Company (QD) & Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) welcomes the top Qatari organisations namely Kahramaa and QNB as the Strategic Partners and Al-Ta’adhod Trading & Contracting Group / GREE as the Sustainability Partner of the Sustainability Summit 2018. Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) and Shell Qatar will be the Platinum Sponsors of the summit, which is scheduled to be held in Doha – Qatar on 23-24 October 2018 under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada (Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar). Qatar Airways has also come on board as the Exclusive Official Airline of the event.

Sustainability Summit is the annual leading sustainability event in the MENA region organized by GORD with Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and Qatari Diar as Host Sponsors. Every year practitioners, experts, regulators and researchers come together at this forum to discuss various topics on sustainability and climate change.

Welcoming the sponsors on board, Dr. Yousef Alhorr, Founding Chairman (GORD) said, “We are delighted to have the esteemed organisations as our partner to make possible this platform for sustainability and climate related discussions. The Summit is also a forum to acknowledge Qatar’s achievements in the field of sustainability where we celebrate remarkable projects and initiatives in presence of the international community of sustainability experts. The presence these organisations hosting this event with us will further enhance the sustainability contributions of the State of Qatar.”

The summit offers international and regional perspective on climate change challenges and solutions for a low-carbon and climate-resilient future. It aims to drive innovation in the design of built environment, as well as promoting education and collaboration in the field, bringing to the fore the latest research and developments in sustainable building design. To learn more about the event, visit


KAHRAMAA has the privilege of being the sole transmission and distribution system owner and operator (TDSOO) for the electricity and water sector in Qatar. 
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA” was established in July 2000 in terms of Law # 10 to regulate and maintain the supply of electricity and water to customers. Visit the website for more information:

About QNB Group

Qatar National Bank (Q.P.S.C.) (QNB Group) was established in 1964 as the country’s first Qatari-owned commercial bank, with an ownership structure split between the Qatar Investment Authority (50%) and the remaining (50%) held by members of the public.

QNB Group has steadily grown to be the biggest bank in Qatar and the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa region. Visit the website for more information:

About Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF)

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) was established by Emiri decree (1) that was announced on the 1st January 2008 in order to develop a world-class sporting environment, enhance sports performance and contribute to producing elite local athletes with a comprehensive academic, athletic and mental education fit to compete in various local and global competitions. AZF also seeks to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among local community members and encourage the growth and development of the sports economy in Qatar to support the Human Development Pillar as outlined in the Qatar National Vision 2030. Visit the website for more information:

About Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA)

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is the official government body responsible for the planning, regulation, development and promotion of tourism in Qatar. Its mandate is to contribute to the diversification of the overall economy through tourism, while building up the role of the sector in the country’s future growth and social development. Visit the website for more information: Qatar Tourism Authority

About Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO)

Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Q.P.J.S.C. is one of the world’s-largest and most successful producers of low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The Company produces a wide range of LDPE grades that are suitable for all thermoplastic processing techniques, which are used for various applications. Visit the website for more information: QAPCO

About Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA)

Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) is an official governmental institution recognized internally and externally responsible for civil aviation affairs and participates in policy development at the regional and international levels through its internal departments & units, and international organizations & associations of which it is a member. Visit the website for more information: Qatar Civil Aviation Authority

About Shell Qatar

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with an average of 94,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.

Since 2006, Shell has invested over $20 billion in Qatar to build a highly material business. As the largest foreign investor in the country, and working closely with Qatar Petroleum, we are committed to deliver long term value for Qatar and Shell for decades to come. Today, the scope of Shell’s partnership with Qatar Petroleum covers key elements of the oil and gas business. Visit the website for more information: Shell Qatar

About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is proud to be one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents and also, it is the world’s fastest-growing airline. We connect more than 150 destinations on the map every day, with a fleet of the latest-generation aircraft, and an unrivalled level of service from our home and hub, the Five-star airport, Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar.

Since our launch in 1997, Qatar Airways has earned many awards and accolades, becoming one of an elite group of airlines worldwide to have earned a 5-star rating by Skytrax. Voted Airline of the Year by Skytrax in 2011, 2012, 2015 and most recently in 2017, Qatar Airways has won the confidence of the travelling public. Visit the website for more information:

About Al-Ta’adhod Trading & Contracting Group (GREE):
Al-Ta’adhod Trading & Contracting Group was established in 1999 as a specialized company in trade and construction. Since then, the company has been a group of agencies, including the recruitment of the world's largest manufacturer of air conditioners (GREE). The success of Tawadid is due to the experience of the founders, senior management and employees over 20 years in this sector. Visit the website for more information:

Other News

May 24, 2018

Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) signs MoU with Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF)

The MoU will help prepare AZF facilities as per the GSAS standards and spread awareness about sustainability among AZF employees.

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May 13, 2018

GSAS Energy Assessment workshop demonstrates best practice on improving energy conservation

Professionals acquired a comprehensive understanding of GSAS Energy Assessment Framework and guidelines to ensure an error-free data submission.

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May 08, 2018

Qatar Rail receives the Sustainability Award 2018 for Msheireb Station

Dr. Yousef Alhorr (Founding Chairman GORD) handed the award to Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al-Subaie, Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Rail

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May 03, 2018

GORD presents workshop in Kuwait titled The Future of Green Buildings in GCC: GSAS Standard Perspective

The Associate Certified Green Professional (ACGP) workshop was conducted in collaboration with EnerTech Company.

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Apr 15, 2018

GORD to launch the Sustainability Summit 2018 Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada (Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar)

Event will be held in Ritz-Carlton Doha on 23 -24 October 2018

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Apr 02, 2018

GSAS Certified Professionals Refresh their Knowledge at the Refresher Course based on Latest Updates

Participants appreciated the continuous learning and support provided by GORD Academy

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Mar 18, 2018

GSAS Construction Management workshops continue to empower professionals in implementing green building best practices

Delegates get hands-on training in effective, error-free submission for the certification.

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Mar 14, 2018

GORD chairs the 4th meeting of GCC Technical Committee for Green Buildings Standardization in Kuwait

The meeting was jointly organized by GORD and the Public Authority for Industry, Kuwait

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