Louvre Abu Dhabi - UreCulture

Sustainability & ESG – UreCulture x Louvre Abu Dhabi / France Muséums

In 2023 UreCulture was engaged by France Muséums to deliver an integral sustainability assessment, strategy and plan through an Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) approach for the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

France Muséums in partnership with Musée du Louvre have been working on CSR and sustainability for the Louvre Abu Dhabi since 2021. In Spring 2023 UreCulture was engaged by France Museums to join this partnership to help deliver an integral sustainability assessment, strategy and plan through an Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) approach for the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

This included an analysis of the global and national agenda, benchmarking of all museums worldwide, audit of current ESG practice at the Louvre Abu Dhabi; a strategic ESG framework including standards and reporting methods and a 7 year implementation plan; as well as suggested strategies for Louvre Abu Dhabi to embody a regenerative sustainability approach.

Louvre Dhabi Abu Dhabi supporting marine biodiversity

Since 2022 the natural water pools surrounding and part of of the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi building are the home to turtle rehabilitation project. The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi signed a MoU with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) to create a pre-release turtle rehabilitation area at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The project, which is the last step of the rehabilitation cycle before the marine animals are released back into the sea, is an extension of the EAD’s Wildlife Rescue Program in partnership with The National Aquarium, in line with Abu Dhabi’s existing conservation efforts to prepare the animals for release into Abu Dhabi’s waters in 2023.

As a museum open to the sea, Louvre Abu Dhabi is committed to raising awareness on environmental sustainability and the preservation of the UAE’s natural ecosystem. It is a privilege for the museum to play a role in the turtle’ rehabilitation cycle, before they are released back into their natural habitat. This project is in line with the museum’s longstanding mission to honour our unique connection with the land and sea.

— Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi —