15 February 2017

Growing number of companies receive Dubai Chamber CSR Label

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has honoured 39 companies for their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability efforts. 

The Dubai Chamber CSR Label was presented to Intercoil International Company, Mashreq, Qurum Business Group, and Standard Chartered Bank for the sixth time, while Ducab, Emirates Transport, Emrill Services, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Summertown Interiors, and UAE Exchange earned the label for the fifth time.

Al Rostamani Pegel, Chalhoub Group, InfoFort, Kimoha Entrepreneurs, MAB Facilities Management, Paramount Computer Systems, Veolia, and Zulekha Hospitals received the label for the fourth time, and third-time winners were Al Futtaim Carillion, Beta Information Technology Company, Bond Interiors, CHEP Middle East, CHICAGO Maintenance & Construction, Empower, Etechan International, Quick Registration, and SamTech Middle East.

Amlak Finance, Corporate Business Services, International Modern Hospital, Mirak Group, Abela & Company, NMC Trading, and Union National Bank were two-time CSR label recipients. BLUE, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), School Transport Services, and TECOM Group were honoured as first-time winners.
HE Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber, said the CSR Label is a symbol of recognition and inspiration, in addition to an effective development tool that has enabled so many companies to improve their CSR and sustainability strategies. HE Al Ghurair said: “We are very encouraged by the growing number of honourees that we meet each time we host this ceremony, as it demonstrates the label’s ability to encourage other businesses to adopt more responsible practices.”

He urged all recipients to continue their efforts and set new targets that will take their CSR and sustainability initiatives to the next level.

Since its launch, the Dubai Chamber CSR Label has served as a diagnostic framework and a CSR and sustainability management tool for participating companies to gauge their approach to CSR best practices, and assess their organisations’ impact on the environment and the local community.

The CSR Label is open to all organisations, private or public, regardless of their size, sector, or operations, and can make a major difference to a company’s reputation, efficiency and productivity. The success of participating companies depends on how CSR objectives are set and communicated to all of their stakeholders.