Arabia CSR Awards
Winners of the Partnerships and Collaborations Category being honoured. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The curtains came down earlier this week on the 16th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards, following a ceremony commemorating the winners in Dubai.

Held under the patronage of Eng. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Ras Al Khaimah Civil Aviation Department and Member of the Executive Council of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah, the ceremony was sponsored by entities such as Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East and McDonald’s UAE.

Habiba Al Mar’ashi, Founder, President, and CEO of the Arabia CSR Network, said: “The Arabia CSR Awards go beyond the confines of a conventional recognition programme. It is a dynamic platform that enriches education and proficiency, amplifies experiential knowledge and fosters the dissemination of best practices. Through this, it prominently showcases champions and role models within the Arab world. As the UAE commemorates the Year of Sustainability in 2023 and gears up to host COP28 next month, we currently find ourselves at a critical juncture, facing a paramount decision — to persist in operating our businesses and lives in an unsustainable manner or to wholeheartedly embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

In his address, Eng. Al Qasimi, said: “The Arabia CSR Network persistently forges ahead, taking resolute strides to propel and elevate sustainability in the Arab region. The successful culmination of yet another cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards stands as a testament to this commitment. I wholeheartedly commit my support to all its initiatives, spanning local, regional and global domains, with the aim to facilitate, foster and cultivate sustainability not only regionally but also on an international scale. In harmonious collaboration, we have the potential to effectuate positive transformations concerning climate issues and develop a global hub for a sustainable and environmentally conscious economy.”

Since inception, the Arabia CSR Awards have attracted 1,585 registrations from over 1,340 organisations belonging to 14 Arab countries and covering more than 44 sectors.

List of winners:

Large Public Sector Category

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority - Winner

Municipality and Planning Department – Ajman - 1st Runner Up

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) - 2nd Runner Up

Public Prosecution Dubai - Special Recognition

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing - Special Recognition

Small Public Sector Category

Department of Civil Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah - Winner

Al Ain Distribution Company - Special Recognition

Large Business Category

Accenture ME - Winner

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company - Winner

BAPCO - 1st Runner Up

Tristar Transport - 2nd Runner Up (Tie)

Les Eaux Minerales D’Oulmes - 2nd Runner Up (Tie)

VFS Global - Special Recognition

Medium Business Category

Canpack Middle East One Person Company LLC - Winner (Tie)

Bin Dasmal Engineering Technologies & Management – Winner (Tie)

CROWN Emirates Co. Ltd. - 1st Runner Up

Retal Urban Development Company - 2nd Runner Up

Small Business Category

Transworld Group - Winner

Labotel Workers Village - 1st Runner Up

ISS Relocations - 2nd Runner Up

Financial Services Category

Jordan Ahli Bank - Winner

Cooperative & Agricultural Credit Bank (CAC BANK) - 1st Runner Up

Bank of Africa - 2nd Runner Up

Energy Sector Category

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) - Winner

Saudi Aramco - Ras Tanura Producing Department - 1st Runner Up

Masdar - 2nd Runner

Hospitality Sector Category

Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments - Winner

Conrad Dubai - 1st Runner Up

FIVE Holdings - 2nd Runner Up (Tie)

Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach - 2nd Runner Up

Healthcare Sector Category

Aster DM Healthcare - Winner

Emirates Health Services - 1st Runner Up

Royal Bahrain Hospital - 2nd Runner Up

Construction Sector Category

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) - Winner

Automotive Industry Category

Mohamed Naser Al-Sayer & Sons Est. Co. - Winner

Partnerships and Collaborations Category

Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters/Community Police Department - Winner (Tie)

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) - Winner (Tie)

Aldar Properties - 1st Runner Up (Tie)

SEDCO Holding - 1st Runner Up (Tie)

Arada - 2nd Runner Up (Tie)

Jusoor Foundation - 2nd Runner Up (Tie)