ENEC wins major honour for ‘Building Risk Management Capability’ At Global Risk Awards

ABU DHABI, 22th February, 2015 (WAM) — The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, the organisation responsible for the development and operation of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy programme, has won a major award in the ‘Building Risk Management Capability’ category at the Institute of Risk Management’s (IRM) 2015 Global Risk Awards.

Over 30 well-known organisations from all over the globe submitted entries to the category, and ENEC was chosen as winner by the judging panel of more than 30 leading risk management practitioners and academics.

ENEC’s entry, ‘Building Risk Management Capability,’ showcased how the corporation built a rigorous risk management process that is a critical element in the culture of safety that ENEC promotes. This world-class process included identifying and assessing potential strategic risks that could affect the business’ organisational mission.

Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, said, “This award is an international recognition of the systematic approach that ENEC has to its risk management processes and procedures. As a nuclear organisation, we use the industry’s principle of continuous improvement to implement a proactive approach to risk management. We are proud of this achievement and this win shows our commitment to the highest international standards for safety, quality and risk management. It is a proud moment for the organisation and the team.” IRM is the world’s leading professional body for risk management and the Global Risk Awards provide unique international recognition of excellence.

With a cross-continent judging panel, the Global Risk Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for risk professionals, teams and organisations from around the world.

The 2014 awards saw over 200 nominations across all categories from Africa, Asia, Australasia, Americas, Europe and the Middle East, from a huge variety of sectors and types of organisations.