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Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha honoured with Arabia CSR Award 2018 – 3rd Year Running

08 October 2018 | News

Arabia CSR Award 2018

From L to R: Mr. Mukhtar Hussain, Director of Engineering, HIAB Akbar Motani, HR Manager, HIAB, Roxana Jaffer, CEO, Sovereign Hotels LLC, H.E. Engr. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi – Chairman Civil Aviation – Ras Al Khaimah and Habiba Al Mar’ashi . President & CEO – Arabia CSR Network, and Shanky Bhola, Ass F & B Manager, HIAB
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha was announced yet again to be a recipient of CSR Arabia Awards for the third year running, in the Hospitality category, selected from 9 MENA countries.
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 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 we perform business.
Today, with commitment from staff and guests we are witnessing sustainability to emerge as the driving force for all operation, in our strategic approach as well as our holistic outlook, and the integration of Sustainability in our culture 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 2018, 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’ 11 categories were chosen out of the 110 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:
Public Sector Category:
Winner: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) –UAE
Winner: Dubai Customs – UAE
1st Runner Up: General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs Dubai- UAE
2nd Runner Up: Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority – UAE
Large Business Category:
Winner: Emirates Transport – UAE
Winner: Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company – Kingdom of Bahrain
1st Runner Up: Mohamed Naser Al Sayer & Sons Est. Co. – State of Kuwait
1st Runner Up: Saudi International Petrochemicals Company–KSA
2nd Runner Up: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises LLC – UAE
Medium Business Category:
Winner: Farabi Petrochemicals Company – KSA
1st Runner Up: Al Jazeera International Catering LLC – UAE
Small Business Category:
Winner: AESG Project Development Consultant – UAE
Winner: Knowledge Group – UAE
1sr Runner Up: TactiX Strategic Consulting – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Financial Services Category:
Winner: The Saudi Investment Bank – KSA
1st Runner Up: BMCE Bank of Africa – Kingdom of Morocco
2nd Runner Up: UAE Exchange Centre – UAE
Energy Sector Category:
Winner: Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) – UAE
1st Runner Up: ENGIE – UAE
Construction Sector Category:
Winner: Al Naboodah Construction Group – UAE
Hospitality Sector Category:
Winner: Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha – UAE
Best New Business Category:
Special Recognition: The Desert Farmer – UAE
Social Enterprise Category:
Special Recognition: Iraqi Business Council – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Healthcare Sector Category:
Special Recognition: Aster DM Healthcare – UAE
Partnerships and Collaborations Category:
Winner: DAL Food – Republic of Sudan
Winner: Ma’aden – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1st Runner Up: BMCE Bank of Africa – Kingdom of Morocco
2nd Runner Up: DUQM Refinery – Sultanate of Oman
2nd runner up: Emirates Transport – UAE

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