Arabia CSR Network announces deliberation phase for nominees of this year’s edition of the Arabia CSR Awards

Habiba Al Marashi, President & CEO, Arabia CSR Network

Shortlisted entries to be evaluated by prestigious panel of judges

Habiba Al Marashi, President & CEO, Arabia CSR Network

UAE: The Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East’s leading training service provider and think tank, has announced the start of the deliberation phase of the nominated entries for this year’s edition of the Arabia CSR Awards 2017, the Arab region’s most prestigious Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards. After having received a record-breaking number of 106 entries for this year’s awards, judges will now evaluate and select winners based on key criteria and guidelines.

The huge number of entries reflects the overwhelming response received for the awards, which aims to promote social responsibility and sustainable practices both in the public and private sectors. Now in its tenth edition, the awards continue in its move to give recognition to outstanding regional organisations from the public and private sector with exemplary and impactful CSR and sustainability initiatives. Judges for the awards take a close look at the nominee’s efforts to fully implement best practices in CSR and evaluates the results in terms of the initiatives’ positive effect on society.

Habiba Al Marashi, President and CEO, Arabia CSR Network, said, “We are pleased to announce that nominees for this year’s Arabia CSR Awards have now entered the deliberation stage. Our distinguished panel of judges, composed of CSR champions and professionals, will now sit down and review all of the entries and determine which initiatives demonstrated exemplary and highly impactful results in terms of sustainability and with benefit to the community.”

Categories for this year’s awards include Public Sector, Large Business, Medium Business, Small Business, Financial Services Sector, Energy Sector, Social Enterprise Sector, Hospitality Sector, Construction Sector, Best New Business, and Partnerships & Collaborations. Additionally, 31 entities will have an opportunity to be named as CSR champions for 2017.

The Arabia CSR Awards is a platform enabling organisations across the Arab region to showcase their CSR milestones and accomplishments. It also serves to inspire other firms to reinforce their CSR and sustainability programs and become socially responsible corporate citizens. More than 1,000 applications from more than 800 organisations representing 29 industry sectors from 13 Arab countries have been submitted to the Arabia CSR Network to date.

The Arabia CSR Network 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. Besides the Arabia CSR Awards, it offers trainings, research and best practice, advisory services, third-party assurance to promote and encourage responsible business practices within the Middle East and North Africa territories.