- Arabia CSR Awards Clinic draws in interested businesses and government bodies
In a half day workshop held today in the Millennium Plaza Hotel in Dubai, the organisers, jury and applicants of the Arabia CSR Awards met to discuss the key points of the award. The Arabia CSR Awards is a globally known CSR and Sustainability award that has been launched from the Region by Arabia CSR network but has already become known around the world for its high standards. With a criteria developed to reflect international frame works and standards (UN Global Compact, GRI, EFQM), only the most committed CSR practitioners are able to make it to the top. Such is the reputation of the award that global experts have called it the most rigourous CSR award in the world. The award is organised in cooperation with United Nations Environment Programme. It has eleven categories from which organisations can choose from, and the deadline for application is on the 31st of May.
The aim of the clinic was to shed light on the award’s criteria, as well as the methodology and requirements related to the application process. The President & CEO of Arabia CSR Network Mrs. Habiba Al Marashi said at the clinic, “The objective of this event is to help registered applicants and potential applicants fully understand the details and requirements of the application.” Joining her was Mrs. Karin Ireton, a member of the award jury, who explained the key points. A panel of speakers comprising of the winners of the 2016 cycle of the awards, shared their experiences, perspectives and insights. Among the speakers were key representatives of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and Interserve. Their presentations highlighted the main elements required to focus on in order to develop award winning applications.
The workshop ended with the official release of the Arabia CSR Best Practices, a publication brought out annually by the Arabia CSR Network. It features a group of winners of the previous cycle of the award and traces their best practices and achievements in CSR and sustainability.