Dhiraagu has long been recognised for their impressive advancements in digital transformation and active role in advocating for environmental and societal causes.
Acknowledging the Maldives’ vulnerability to climate change, Dhiraagu has taken significant, conscious steps to ensure sustainable tomorrows for the nation. The company places a key emphasis on the protection and conservation of the natural environment. Dhiraagu stands out as one of the Maldivian companies to adopt renewable energy in their daily operations, demonstrating their dedication towards ocean conservation and reducing their carbon footprint.
Highlighting their environmental initiatives, Dhiraagu launched the ‘Care for the Ocean’ campaign, a comprehensive effort to reduce the use of single-use plastics and educate the public about its environmental consequences. Pioneering the movement, Dhiraagu, since 2016, has been a single-use plastic-free company, becoming the first in the nation to achieve this feat.
The company’s undertakings further extend to the ‘Drones for Resilience’ project, a collaboration with UNDP Maldives, Maldivian Red Crescent (MRC), the local community, local government, and the private sector. This project, emphasising public-private partnerships, employed drone mapping to enhance the Geographical Information System (GIS) accessibility through Dhiraagu, offering invaluable insights into high-risk zones, particularly coastal areas, and providing data on gradual environmental degradation due to climate change.
Dhiraagu is also one of the first companies in the Maldives to introduce the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) function within the organisation, ensuring their wider operations and practices are environment-friendly, ethical, and sustainable.
Dhiraagu became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2012. Since then, they have annually evaluated their environmental and social contributions, issuing dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility Reports that present the Communication on Progress (COP) to the UNGC.