DUBAI: Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has honoured 18 companies for their corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts for the first half of 2019 during a special ceremony held at its premises earlier today.
The Dubai Chamber CSR Label was presented to Alpen Capital (ME) Limited for the eighth time; Union Coop and Six Construct for the seventh time; Canon Middle East and Horeca Trade for the sixth time; TIME Hotels for the fifth time; Centena Group and Dulsco for the fourth time; DXB Entertainments PJSC for the second time; Al Ghurair Group, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC), Aster DM Healthcare, Transworld Group, Al Tamimi & Company Advocates & Legal Consultants, and Align on Demand Labors Supply Services for the first time. GPIC is the first Bahrain-based company to receive the Dubai Chamber CSR Label.
In addition, Majid Al Futtaim received the Dubai Chamber Advanced CSR Label for the second time, while Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company and ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey were given the same recognition for the first time.
Congratulating the awardees for their achievements, H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber said: “The Dubai Chamber CSR Label honourees not just gaining recognition, but enhancing their reputation in the market and setting an example for the rest of the business community,” adding that the Label remains the highest benchmark for CSR and sustainability efforts which companies in the region aspire to.
H.E. Al Ghurair noted that the Workplace, Marketplace, Community and Environment categories that were recently added under the Dubai Chamber CSR Label framework will encourage more companies to improve CSR practices and maximise their social impact.
The honourees thanked Dubai Chamber for its valuable support in providing a framework for companies to benchmark and enhance their CSR performance, as well as the opportunity to promote their activities and reputation.
Since its launch in 2010, the Dubai Chamber CSR Label has grown in significance to become the highest level of recognition for the CSR efforts of businesses in the Middle East.
By applying for the Label, organisations develop a better understanding of their CSR journey and the roadmap for the future. The Dubai Chamber CSR Label is open to all organisations, private or public, regardless of their size, sector, or operations, and can make a major difference to a company’s reputation, efficiency and productivity. News Desk