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GCC’s best CSR teams recognised

GCC’s best CSR teams recognised

Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards featured 24 categories, celebrating the initiatives of companies and individuals

The GCC’s outstanding corporate social responsibility teams have been honoured at the second Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards.

The awards aim to support organisations in their efforts, share best practices and promote continuous improvement, with a mission to help raise the bar of sustainability across the region and increase awareness of CSR.

Read: How GCC companies can reach their sustainability goals

The CSR team of the year was won by bank Emirates NBD, followed by environmental and waste management company Bee’ah. Dubai-based publishing house Motivate picked up the bronze prize, with public services infrastructure company DEWA coming in fourth place.

Bee’ah also picked up wins in three of the 24 categories – including overall winner – while high profile organisations such as DP World, DEWA, du, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, ENEC, and Al Naboodah Group Enterprises were among the other category winners.

The UAE set a series of CSR objectives for 2017 as part of the Year of Giving initiative.

These included plans to track CSR activities through a national index and the awarding of a percentage of government contracts to firms that excel at CSR.

Read: UAE launches year of giving strategy, seeks private sector contribution

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