Arabia CSR Awards reaches 15-year milestone; The Arab region’s premier CSR platform recognises 2022 Champions and Leaders


Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Arabia CSR Awards, the premier sustainability award platforms in the Middle East and North Africa region, celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, a laudable feat given the developments and challenging events that have taken place across the region in the past decade and a half.

The organiser of this platform – the Arabia CSR Network – celebrated this anniversary during its annual awarding ceremony for the winners of the Arabia CSR Awards on October 5, 2022 in Dubai. The widely known Awards is hailed as the “Green Oscars” and labelled as the Arab region’s leading homegrown sustainability benchmark. 

The awarding gala was conducted under the patronage 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 event sponsors were: Platinum Sponsor: Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC). Gold Sponsor: Tristar Group and Silver Sponsors: Al Sayer Group and McDonald’s UAE. 

H.E. Eng. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation RAK and Member of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah Executive Council quoted: “The Arabia CSR Network continues its efforts to take decisive steps to advance and push the sustainability envelop in the Arab region by conducting a yet another successful cycle of Arabia CSR Awards. I pledge my necessary support in all its local, regional and global initiatives to enable, develop and grow sustainability in the country and beyond. Through constructively working together, we will be able to bring about positive change in the climate issue, become a global center for a sustainable and green economy.”

The Arabia CSR Awards were launched at a time when CSR and Sustainability was in the infancy in the Arab region, and the initiative was created to educate, encourage and motivate organisations to espouse social responsibility, ethical business and transparency.

Arabia CSR Network Founder, President & CEO Mrs. Habiba Al Mar’ashi gave the welcoming address where she shared interesting information about the Award’s fifteen-year long journey. Mrs. Al Mar’ashi said, “The Arabia CSR Awards is not just a simple recognition programme, but a dynamic platform that boosts education and ability, and expands experiential knowledge and best practices. This helps bring to the fore champions and role models in the Arab world.” 

The Arabia CSR Awards had 15 categories this year, providing ample choice to entrants and interested parties to select the category most suitable to their business and operations. 

The evaluation was carried out by an independent jury panel comprising of experts from various parts of the world. The results were run through an external assurance and validated by a noted third party provider. 

The scores and comments of the jury were distributed to the applicants, in a bid to help them out by pointing out and explaining the gaps and strengths, as well as by providing recommendations. This procedure has helped many organisations to fine tune their sustainability strategies and plans and to also attain higher levels of maturity and value. Multiple time winners have frequently acknowledged the pivotal role of the Awards and in particular, the jury assessment in enriching their knowledge and expertise related to Environmental, Social and Governance practices. 

For the early years of the formation of the Awards, they have been conducted via an electronic portal that enables registration, application, submission and evaluation processes in a digital format, thus, ruling out the need for any paper based process. The eco-friendly characteristic of the Awards is further upheld by conducting the awarding ceremony as a Carbon Neutral event, whereby any emission resulting from transportation or other activities is balanced out through Carbon Offsetting. 

The stature of the Arabia CSR Awards is widely recognised by sustainability experts and leaders around the globe. The stringent criteria based on global standards and benchmarks, and the rigourous process of compiling and presenting information along with extensive supportive evidence, message from organisation’s highest authority, as well as videos, pictures etc. have distinguished the Awards as unique and unparalleled. Held in high regard, the Arabia CSR Awards have thus become a much coveted and fiercely competed for set of awards that brings together hundreds of players from public, private and civil society sectors year after year. 

Winners List : 

List of Winners 2022
Name of Organisation Category  Position 
Small Business Category 
Acer Small Business Category Winner
Transworld Group Small Business Category 1st Runner Up
Cyrus group  Small Business Category 2nd Runner Up
Medium Business Category 
CROWN Emirates Co. Ltd. Medium Business Category  1st Runner Up 
TOTALENERGIES  Medium Business Category  2nd Runner Up 
Large Business Category 
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company Large Business Category  Winner 
Accenture Middle East Large Business Category  1st Runner Up  (Tie)
Tristar Large Business Category 
STC Large Business Category  2nd Runner Up
Public Sector Category -Large Organisations 
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Public Sector Category -Large Winner 
public prosecution of Dubai Public Sector Category – Large 1st Runner Up (Tie)
RTA Public Sector Category – Large 
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai  Public Sector Category – Large  2nd Runner Up
Partnerships and Collaborations Category 
Breastfeeding Friends Association Partnerships and Collaborations Category  Winner (Tie)
Aster DM Healthcare Partnerships and Collaborations Category 
Accenture Middle East Partnerships and Collaborations Category  1st Runner Up (Tie)
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company Partnerships and Collaborations Category 
DP World UAE Region Partnerships and Collaborations Category  2nd Runner Up (Tie)
Public Prosecution of Dubai Partnerships and Collaborations Category 
Social Enterprise Category 
Salam Social Enterprise Social Enterprise Category Winner
Energy Sector Category 
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) Energy Sector Category  Winner 
ENGIE – International Power S.A. (Dubai branch) Energy Sector Category  1st Runner Up 
OQ Energy Sector Category  2nd Runner Up (Tie)
Northern Area Well Completion Operations  Energy Sector Category 
Financial Services Category 
BANK OF AFRICA BMCE GROUP  Financial Services Category  Winner
Zurich International Life Financial Services Category  1st Runner Up 
Riyad Bank Financial Services Category  2nd Runner Up 
Hospitality Sector Category
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha Hospitality Sector Category Winner
Construction Category
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East)(L.L.C) Construction Category Winner
Healthcare Sector Category 
Aster DM Healthcare Healthcare Sector Category  Winner


About the Arabia CSR Network

The Arabia CSR Network is a professional multi stakeholder organisation established in the UAE in 2004. It is devoted to advancing the principles and practices of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in the Arab Region. It facilitates networking, learning and sharing experiences and knowledge in matters of CSR and Sustainability. 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 recognises 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 as well as a biennial intellectual platform to discuss on the latest in the sustainability arena known as the Arabia CSR Forum.