Under the patronage and in the presence of H.E 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 winners of the 13th prestigious cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards were honoured by the Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN) at one of the first public physical events post the COVID-19 outbreak in the world on 06.10.2020.
Regarded as the ‘Green Oscars of the Middle East,’ the awards recognised the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives of 20 green champions from across the region. They were selected from entries from nine countries in the Middle East, covering 34 sectors, including ‘Automotive Industry’.
ALSAYER Holding was announced as the 1st Runner up of 13th Arabia CSR Awards in the Middle East in the large business category for the third year in row
According to Mr. Mohamed Naser Al-Sayer, Executive Board Member & Chairman of Sustainability Committee : “we are proud to be among the 20 ‘green champions’ in the Middle East winners who were adjudged based on international benchmarks such as the UN Global Compact principles, Global Reporting Initiative Standards, the European Foundation for Quality Management model and the UN Sustainable Development Goals based on ALSAYER Sustainability Report 2018-2019 and our commitment to encourage and dare our stakeholders to embrace sustainability in all elements of their day-to-day lives by working together and to create lasting, positive change for everyone today and in the future”.
“It was a little bit challenge to move on during Covid-19 crisis which presented the greatest challenge in a decade for the automotive sector to guarantee the wellness of our customer, employees and all our stakeholder. The crisis highlights the need for urgent action to cushion the pandemic’s health and economic consequences and set the stage for a lasting recovery. we all need to be proactive to successfully defeat Covid-19. Let's find a way to connect, and let's work through the issue together”.
Congratulating the winners, Mrs. Habiba Al Mar’ashi, President & CEO of ACSRN said, “Since the inception of the Arabia CSR Awards in 2008, we have been building the foundation and accelerating the growth of CSR and sustainability best practices in the region. It has been a glorious journey of exploring, commending and sharing the best practices nationally, regionally and globally.
“As we address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and work towards the new reality, the Arab region has yet again proved its perseverance and persistence in undertaking CSR initiatives to enhance the welfare of the community and to preserve the environment while at the same time ensuring the sustainability of their operations and businesses. These are vital requirements today and the efforts that the various organisations put into promoting their committed CSR activities deserves recognition. Irrespective of the size or the sector they are operating in, they have shown an unwavering focus on making the world a better place to live through closer collaboration.”