Arabia CSR Awards countdown begins

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Winners of the popular award to be announced in grand gala in September

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: (AETOS Wire): The tenth cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards will come to a close in September. On the 25th of the same month, a grand gala will be organised by Arabia CSR Network in the Marriott Marquis hotel in Dubai. The top finalists of the current cycle will be announced in the function and winners will be presented with various trophies. Since it will mark the tenth anniversary of the awards, the occasion will commemorate this milestone in different ways. All present and past participants of the Arabia CSR Awards will be invited to the event, as will be a host of dignitaries and officials from the government, diplomatic missions, business councils, UN, private companies, etc. The Guest of Honour will be Princess Sumayya bint El Hassan of Jordan.

Speaking about the Arabia CSR Awards’ tenth cycle Arabia CSR Network President and CEO Habiba Al Mar’ashi said, “The Arabia CSR Awards is really the premier sustainability benchmark of the Arab Region. Organisations use the award criteria and their results to compare themselves to the best in class across size, sector and geography. The detailed criteria, which are based on international principles and standards, allow organisations to assess where they stand in terms of sustainability best practices recognised globally. By mandating sustainability reporting, we have managed to, through the awards, to push for greater transparency and reporting among organisations in our Region. In this and so many other ways, our award is far more advanced and impactful than other initiatives of its kind. We are delighted to see how the awards have grown over the past decade, – a testimony of its reputation and prestige. This year we are especially happy to be celebrating ten successful years of the award. We hope in the future the Arabia CSR Awards will continue to be a powerful medium through which organisations can showcase their efforts towards promoting sustainable development in the Arab region.”

About the Arabia CSR Network: The Arabia CSR Network is a professional multi stakeholder organization established in the UAE in 2004. It 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.