Dubai Chamber honours 12 companies for sustainability efforts

DUBAI: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honoured 12 major organisations for their efforts to lead by example in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability during a recognition ceremony held at its premises today.

The Dubai Chamber CSR Label was presented for the first time to Al Futtiam Carillion, Amana Contracting and Steel Building, CHEP, Dry Docks World, ENOC and Unilever; while Six Construct, Al Rostamani Pegel, Chalhoub Group and Emicool received it for the second time, and Axiom Telecom and Alpen Capital received it for the third time.

In his welcome address during the presentation ceremony, Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber, congratulated the honourees, stating that these companies are leading the field in CSR and Sustainability while helping to spread awareness about the importance of having clear CSR goals and how to best achieve them.

“Dubai’s business community has matured with regards to CSR and Sustainability since the Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) was launched in 2004. Over the past decade, the Centre has launched many key initiatives, including the CSR Label, which have helped to lead and promote CSR in Dubai and have had an incredible response from our members,” said Al Shirawi.

The honourees lauded the role of Dubai Chamber in allowing them a framework to define and improve their corporate social responsibility performance as well as the opportunity to promote their activities, and to enhance their reputation as leaders in achieving sustainability.