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Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha honoured with Arabia CSR Award 2017

27 September 2017 | Awards

Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha was announced yet again to be a recipient of CSR Arabia Awards for the second year running, this time in the Hospitality category, selected from 10 Arab countries.

Honoured with Arabia CSR Award 2017

Roxana Jaffer, CEO, Sovereign Hotels Dubai and Director, Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha proudly stated:

‘’HIAB substantiates its statement on Sustainability “Our Monetary Profit can only be defined by putting People and Planet first ’’ through its long journey for the hotel, which started out as philanthropic and ad-hoc initiatives, now transformed to a structured process, which is totally embedded in the way business is carried out.
It is only with growing commitment from staff, guests and other stakeholders that we are now witnessing sustainability to emerge as the driving force in every business operation. We are proud of our strategic approach, our holistic outlook, and the integration of the culture of Sustainability throughout HIAB. This transformation has been empowering to lead; rewarding to watch as it has materialized, and every day I renew my commitment to making Sustainability the driver for a better future’’
The Arabia CSR Awards 2017, the latest edition of one of the Arab region’s highest accolades, concluded by senior government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives from various organisations and leading sustainability champions, which included His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, President, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Department of Civil Aviation. According to the Middle East region’s leading training service provider and think tank, the winners in the Awards’ 10 categories were chosen out of the 106 submitted entries from across the region. They stood out for demonstrating outstanding CSR leadership and commitment and for actively pursuing CSR in the Arab region.
Habiba Al Mar’ashi, President & CEO, Arabia CSR Network, said:
“Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Arabia CSR Awards. Your respective CSR and sustainability journeys and commitment are truly admirable, setting an exemplary example for other organizations in the region to follow. All of you embody our mission to raise awareness and spread the culture of CSR and sustainability across the Arab World, in addition to proving that CSR is an essential element of a successful business model in the region and across the world. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all organizations that submitted their entries to this year’s competition. We are overwhelmed by the turnout this year and we look forward to exceeding this success in the coming years.”
Below is the complete list of winners of the 10th Arabia CSR Awards:
CEO Personality of the Year awardees:
H.E. Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO, ENOC Group
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President, GPIC
H.E. Faris Saeed, CEO, Diamond Developers
Public Sector Category:
Winner: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) -UAE
1st runner up: Emirates Transport – UAE
2nd runner up: Dubai Customs – UAE
Large Business Category:
Winner: Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) – Kingdom of Bahrain
1st runner up: Interserve International – UAE
2nd runner up: Zulekha Hospitals (ZH) – UAE
Medium Business Category:
Winner: Al Jazeera International Catering LLC (JIC) – UAE
1st runner up: DLA Piper – UAE
1st runner up: Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) – Sultanate of Oman
Small Business Category:
Winner: Etihad ESCO – UAE
Winner: Knowledge Group – UAE
Financial Services Category:
Winner: BMCE Bank of Africa – Kingdom of Morocco
Special Recognition: BLC Bank – Lebanese Republic
Special Recognition: UAE Exchange Centre – UAE
Energy Sector Category:
Winner: Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) – UAE
Hospitality Sector Category:
Winner: Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha – UAE
Special Recognition: Gloria Hotel Dubai – UAE
Special Recognition: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Sultanate of Oman
Construction Sector Category:
Winner: Al-Futtaim Carillion – UAE
Social Enterprise Category:
Winner: TTi- Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Partnerships and Collaborations Category:
Winner: Dubai Municipality – UAE
Winner: Emirates Transport – UAE (TIE)
1st runner up: McDonald’s UAE
2nd runner up: Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) – Kingdom of Bahrain
2nd runner up: Tristar – UAE (TIE)
The carbon-neutral event was made possible by Farnek , it was sponsored by ENOC and GPIC with key support from United Nations Environment Programme, DNV GL, Emirates Environmental Group, Gulf News and Al Roeya.
Photo caption: Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha honoured with Arabia CSR Award 2017
From left to right: H.E. Mr. Abdulla Alsaleh – Undersecretary for Foreign Trade & Industry at Ministry of Economy , Roxana Jaffer, CEO, Sovereign Hotels Dubai – Resident Director, Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha , H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi – Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation – Ras Al Khaimah and Habiba Al Mar’ashi President & CEO – Arabia CSR Network, Chairperson – Emirates Environmental Group Member – GRI Stakeholder Council.

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