Leading CSR and sustainability event to take place on February 16, 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, February 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN) launched the 8th Cycle of the highly coveted regional Arabia CSR Awards at a Press conference in Dubai. Globally perceived as the most rigorous CSR and sustainability awards system, the Arabia CSR Awards has to date received over 750 registered applications from 13 Arab countries across 26 sectors. The Arabia CSR Awards 2015 is being held under the auspices of The League of Arab States for the 2nd consecutive year and the strategic support of The United Nations Environmental Programme.
‘’The Arabia CSR Awards has originally been conceived as a premium CSR recognition and knowledge exchange platform,” said Mrs. Habiba Al Marashi, President and CEO of the Arabia CSR Network. “Seven years down the line, it is now clearly positioned and recognised as an invaluable asset to the region’s sustainability. Critical insight into organizational behaviour and continuous improvement is an imperative - we can only move forward together if each individual and organisation steps up to the responsibility that is upon them,’’ she added.
“In line with ENOC’s commitment to serving the society and promoting environmental conservation, we are honored to support these awards, which serve as a platform for organizations to share their experiences, raise awareness and encourage further assessment to improve their current initiatives in the region.” Stated Mr.Saif Al Falasi, Executive Director - EHSQ & Corporate Affairs of Emirates National Oil Company, the Gold Sponsor of the 8th Cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards.
The press conference gathered the winners of the 7th Cycle who spoke of their experiences and shared how the Awards had taken them the extra mile on their sustainability journeys. “By winning the Award we’ve got the basics in place and it has motivated us in our efforts and strengthened our belief by looking at ways of developing new products and services that can indeed make a difference to the environment we operate in. CSR is a cost-effective strategy that really works for us!’’ stated Mr. Jamal Malaikah, President and COO of NATPET, winner in the ‘Medium’ category.
The opportunity to sponsor the prestigious Arabia CSR Forum and Awards Ceremony is now available, with sponsorship offering an array of attractive benefits.
Notes to Editors
The Arabia CSR Network was is a multi-stakeholder platform launched in 2004, it offers its members opportunities to trade ideas, gain knowledge and share experiences in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. It is also an Organizational Stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The annually convened Arabia CSR Forum and Awards is acknowledged as the Arab region’s leading recognition platform for CSR and Sustainability. The Arabia CSR Network works closely with local, regional and global organizations to promote CSR and Sustainability good practice among business in the Arab region.
Arabia CSR Network Secretariat