ECM wins at the Arabia CSR Awards
In the business of managing communities, our corporate conscience helps us strive towards encouraging sustainability and environmental awareness among our customers, residents, community staff, service providers and employees. And it is gratifying to know that our efforts are being acknowledged on a national level.
In a high-profile event on 28 October 2014, ECM’s CSR activities and sustainable practices were awarded in the Medium-Size Enterprise category at the 7th Cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards. Handpicked from a pool of 155 registrations from 79 organisations across 25 industries and 12 countries in the MENA region, Emaar Community Management stood out as a leading specialist in CSR and sustainability in the region.
The award is in recognition of our commitment to CSR issues and opportunities through charity initiatives and community involvement programmes such as Give and Gain Day team efforts; our sustained contribution to Smile Train; and the annual Ramadan Charity Drive and the mass Iftar that served more than 97,000 community workers and service providers during Ramadan. As an organisation, we were also credited for our corporate strategies and policies at all levels of the company in addition to the systems of environmental management and capabilities of risk and impact assessments.
The awards ceremony was presided over by His Excellency Mohamed bin Ibrahim At-Tuwajri, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs of the League of Arab States and Arabia CSR Network.
About the Arabia CSR Network
The Arabia CSR Network was established in the UAE in 2004, with the objective of advancing the principles and practices of corporate social responsibility in the region. One of the first GRI certified training partner for Arabic speaking Middle East countries, the Arabia CSR Network promotes, encourages and recognises responsible business practices through services and offerings including trainings, research and best practice, advisory service, third party assurance and the Pan-Arab acclaimed award initiative known as the Arabia CSR Awards.
ECM receiving the award for Medium-Size Enterprise category
The team at the ACSR Awards Ceremony