22 winners receive awards from Eng. Mohamed Al Hosani, MD of Tandeef
Dubai, 16 February 2017: Eng. Mohamed Al Hosani, MD of Tandeef presented the awards to the winners at the inaugural Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards on 15th February 2017. The Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards was hosted by Awards International and supported by the headline sponsors Bee’ah with International Humanitarian City and Dubai Carbon as the Strategic government partners.
The Awards provide recognition for companies and individuals implementing outstanding Sustainability and CSR initiatives across the region.
Altogether there were 20 category award winners on the day, with Food Banking Regional Network (Branch of Egyptian Food Bank) and DEWA being the big winners in the Overall CSR, Overall Sustainability Categories respectively.
Mark Hamill, Managing Director of Awards International, said: “We felt extremely privileged to have so many of the top companies in Sustainability and CSR participating in the inaugural Awards. The Judges had a very difficult time in choosing the winners, showing just how close the competition was. We launched this Awards programme on the back of the success of the Sustainability and CSR categories at the International Business Excellence Awards, and we are delighted to have been able to provide the platform for leading companies to tell their stories. Congratulations to all of those involved’
The Awards aim to support organisations and businesses as a vehicle for sharing best practice and for promoting continuous improvement, learning and personal development.
All of the companies and individuals involved in the Awards are helping raise the bar when it comes to sustainability and to increase the awareness of the importance of CSR. In addition to that, it is also an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge with a wide range of organisations.
The winners of the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards were:
|1||Best Community Development||Desert Group|
|2||Learning and Education Programmes||Best Workplace and HR Practices|
|3||Best Workplace and HR Practices||DEWA|
|4||Cause-related Marketing Campaign||Berger Paints Emirates|
|5||Government CSR Initiative||Dubai Airports|
|6||Social Enterprise||Food Banking Regional Network (Branch of Egyptian Food Bank)|
|7||CSR Professional of the Year||Elena C. Cruz – Emirates NBD|
|8||CSR Team of the Year||Dubai Airports|
|10||Environmental Sustainability Programmes||Roads and Transport Authority|
|11||Innovation in Sustainable Technologies||INTEREL|
|12||Waste Management||Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman|
|13||Water Treatment and Management||Roads and Transport Authority|
|15||Best Sustainability Education Programme||DEWA|
|16||Employee Programme||Emirates NBD|
|17||Sustainable Business Models and Awareness Programmes||Qatar Rail|
|18||Government Sustainability Initiative||Roads and Transport Authority|
|19||Sustainability Professional||Hassan Mohammed Makki – Dubai Municipality|
|20||Sustainability Team of the Year||DEWA|
The Winners of the Overall Awards DEWA (Overall Sustainability) and Food Banking Regional Network (Branch of Egyptian Food Bank) (Overall CSR).
The list of esteemed Judges at the Awards were:
|Ahlam Abdul Samad||Bee’ah|
|Badia Belghiti||Deloitte & Touche ME|
|Ben Long||Modular & Mobile Solutions|
|Brijesh Dhruve||Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) LLC|
|Dr. Abdul Hai Alalami||University of Sharjah|
|Dr. Sawsan A. S. Al Madhi||Friends of Cancer Patients UAE|
|Fahad Khalaf||Tanmyah Consultancies and Training|
|Ismail Al Hammadi||Al Ruwad Real Estate|
|Issa Baluch||African Agribusiness Knowledge and Innovation Leadership Initiative (AKILI)|
|Khulood A. Hindiyeh||Self-Employed|
|Loubna AlHaddad||Environmental Consultant|
|Moez abd el Magid el Shohdi||Food Banking Regional Network|
|Mohammad Jebreel||Almasarat Arraedah|
|Naveed Kashif||Biznet Consulting|
|Pablo Izquierdo||Dubai Carbon|
|Rami Shaath||Clean Technology Evangelist|
|Rebekah Marshall||Dubai Airports|
|Saj Shafi||Goodlight LED|
|Saleh AlSalem||SNA Energy Advisory|
|Sarah Al Qabandi||Ooredoo|
|Sarah Johnsen||Independent Researcher|
|Sherry E. Mathew||Bee’ah|
|Shiraz Sethi||Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP|
|Thomas Bosse||Dubai Carbon|
About the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards
Held in Dubai, the Awards provide recognition for companies and individuals implementing outstanding Sustainability and CSR initiatives across the region.
The Awards are supported by the headline sponsors Bee’ah with International Humanitarian City and Dubai Carbon as the Strategic government partners.
The Finals took place over one day on February 15th 2017, held in Jumeirah Creekside Hotel with live transparent judging and benchmarked feedback reports for all the Finalists.
About Awards International
Awards International is a Dubai based organisation that develops and implements professional Business Awards programmes within the UAE. With a wealth of experience in the UAE and UK markets, the senior management have run several successful awards programmes across a range of business sectors.