A Clinic Held for the Arabia CSR Awards

The Arabia CSR Awards are widely known as the Arab Region’s homegrown sustainability benchmark. This annual award is conferred on organisations that demonstrate a high level of performance in CSR and corporate sustainability. An elaborate application process ensures that internationally aligned best practices are adhered to, such as the GRI sustainability reporting guidelines, European EFQM Excellence Model and the UN Global Compact Ten Principles. The award is under the patronage of the League of Arab States and supported by the United Nations Environment Programme and the UN Global Compact. There are nine award categories that organisations can choose to apply to. The clinic was supported by HolidayInn Al Barsha.

The award clinic was held in order to ensure a smooth application process on the part of existing and potential participants. Leading the clinic was Arabia CSR Network President & CEO Habiba Al Marashi, who gave an overview of the awards with particular reference to the previous award cycle. She also explained why the award is so highly rated in the Region and globally as well: “The Arabia CSR Awards has established itself as the most rigorous and highly acclaimed awards of its kind in the region, integrating the most powerful international guidelines and frameworks and implementing them in the Arab region, bridging the gap between theory and practice beautifully.” Mrs. Al Marashi’s talk was followed by a session conducted by a member of the awards jury who explained the criteria of the award and what judges look for in submitted applications. She spoke about the assessment methodology and provided recommendations for winning entries. Also among the speakers were representatives from ABB, Qatar, Farnek, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC) Bahrain and Road Safety-UAE; — organisations that had made the cut in last year’s awards. The concluding part of the event was dedicated to a Q&A session where attendees were given the opportunity to raise questions and clarify issues related to the application process.

About Arabia CSR Network:

The Arabia CSR Network is a professional multi stakeholder organization established in the UAE in 2004. It is devoted to advancing the principles and practices of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Arab region. It facilitates networking, learning and sharing experiences and knowledge in matters of CSR. The Arabia CSR Network was the first GRI certified training partner for the Arabic speaking Middle East countries. The Arabia CSR Network promotes, encourages and recognizes responsible business practices through a bunch of services and offerings, including trainings, research and best practice, advisory services, third party assurance and a Pan-Arab acclaimed award initiative known as the Arabia CSR Awards. For more information, please visit www.arabiacsrnetwork.com.

*Source: ME NewsWire


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