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Dubai Chamber wins CSR Company of the Year award

DUBAI: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DMCCI) has won CSR Company of the Year award at the inaugural Gulf Business Industry Awards 2012.

The award was received by DCCI’s Senior Director, Commercial Services Sector Atiq Juma Nassib in a ceremony held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers on Monday.

The award recognizes DCCI’s commitment to sustainability and for its efforts to promote CSR amongst Dubai’s business community.

Dubai Chamber’s green building initiatives have reduced its water and energy consumption by approximately 77% and 47% respectively between 1998 and 2008, leading to accumulated savings of around AED7.1 million, according to Nassib .

The organisation also uses grey water for landscaping and flushing toilets, as well as light censors and energy saving bulbs to conserve electricity, and has in place an effective recycling programme.

The organisation also uses grey water for landscaping and flushing toilets, as well as light censors and energy saving bulbs to conserve electricity, and has in place an effective recycling programme.

Dubai Chamber encourages its stakeholders, including suppliers and contractors, to adhere to the latest standards of health, safety and environment in their businesses by using eco-friendly products and services, he noted.

The private sector organisation also promotes sustainability amongst its members through fundraising events, blood donation drives and engaging its staff in various community development programmes.

Dubai Chamber’s head office became the first existing building in the Arab world to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) existing building certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2009.