The Arabia CSR Forum & Awards 2011, organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, (President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO, Emirates Group, Chairman, Dubai Airports), was held in the Grand Hyatt in Dubai on the 26 October 2011. The Awards, since 2008, have honoured companies across the Arab world who are committed to making a difference by embedding principles of Corporate Social Responsibility into their strategies and Sustainability in their respective spheres of influence. The fourth cycle of the Awards saw the participation of 42 organizations from 10 Arab countries, making them trailblazers in the field of CSR.
Supported by the United Nations Global Compact and considered as the most significant award scheme for CSR best practices in the region, the Arabia CSR Awards has witnessed tremendous response from all sectors of corporate organizations across the entire Arab World. The first three cycles of the Awards saw more than 250 entries from the GCC, Levant and Northern Africa.
Winners of the Arabia CSR Awards 2011 were:
Winner: Al Futtaim Carillion (UAE)
1st Runner Up: ABB UAE (UAE)
2nd Runner Up: Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (DUBAL) (UAE)
Winner: Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (Bahrain)
1st Runner Up: Vodafone Qatar (Qatar)
2nd Runner Up: Canon Middle East (UAE)
Winner: Bank Sarasin-Alpen (ME) Ltd (UAE)
1st Runner Up: Tiger Profiles & Insulation LLC (UAE)
Public Sector category
Winner: Dubai Customs (UAE)
1st Runner Up: Health Authority – Abu Dhabi and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (TIE) (UAE)
2nd Runner Up: Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (UAE)
Winner: Tristar Transport LLC (UAE)
Winner: Bee’ah (UAE)
Two more Special Recognition were introduced to honor companies that deserved mention for their excellence in CSR strategies.
Best Civil Society Organization
Winner: Bahrain Women Association – For Human Development (Bahrain)
A Special Mention Award
Presented to Zain KSA