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:

  Category Winners
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
9 Clean Technology INTEREL
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
14 Green Building INTEREL
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:

Judge Name Company
Ahlam Abdul Samad Bee’ah
Ahmad Al-Hidiq WebMisc
Anas Almarie www.FocusSocialAcademy.com
Badia Belghiti Deloitte & Touche ME
Ben Long Modular & Mobile Solutions
Brad Boyson SHRM
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
Gary Blowers Viva
Hashem Stietiya Bee’ah
Ismail Al Hammadi Al Ruwad Real Estate
Issa Baluch African Agribusiness Knowledge and Innovation Leadership Initiative (AKILI)
Khulood A. Hindiyeh Self-Employed
Lama Zahreddine Bee’ah
Loubna AlHaddad Environmental Consultant
Moez abd el Magid el Shohdi Food Banking Regional Network
Mohammad Jebreel Almasarat Arraedah
Naveed Kashif Biznet Consulting
Nigel Owen Freelance
Pablo Izquierdo Dubai Carbon
Rami Shaath Clean Technology Evangelist
Rebekah Marshall Dubai Airports
Saj Shafi Goodlight LED
Salah Al-Hidiq NOCC
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
Sveccha Kumar Du
Thomas Bosse Dubai Carbon
Tushar Kulkarni Serco

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.

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