CW Awards Oman: Carillion Alawi picks up CSR gong
Carillion cited for raising bar of CSR in tightly contested category
Carillion Alawi picked up the award for CSR Initiative of the Year at the Construction Week Awards: Oman.
According to the judges, the team at Carillion Alawi has an innovative approach to that has re-invigorated the subject.
It's S Factor competition, just one element in its overall programme, was described as a clever way of involving all areas of the business and community and attracted more than 25% of its MENA entries from Oman.
Jamie Selway, compliance manager, collected the award on behalf of Carillion Alawi from Dr Hamed Hashim Al Dhahab, CEO of Al Watanyiah United Engineering & Contracting, a category sponsor of the event.
"CSR is driven all the way through the business, "said Selway. "It's not just here in the Middle East or Oman, it's close to the heart of how we try to do business [everywhere]. It's also about growing it and making sure everyone in the business understands why it's important."
Omran was the highly commended finalist and the judges were impressed by how the organisation has used its reach and resources to encourage talented Omanis to use locally sourced materials to show Oman's culture and tradition to the world.
This was a tightly contested category, with the judges having plenty to say about the two companies competing for top honours.
The award was announced at a gala ceremony held in Muscat, which saw 12 accolades presented to a selection of industry-leading companies, projects and individuals.
Selected finalists from the Construction Week Awards: Oman, which was sponsored by Famco, will get a further chance to claim success at the GCC edition of the Construction Week Awards, to be held in Dubai, on 11 December.
Entries to the awards were submitted online and winners were selected by a panel of nine judges.
This is the second year Construction Week has run an awards programme in Oman.
A full review of all the winners will appear in the March 30 issue of Construction Week.
For a full list of winners from CW Awards Oman 2013 click here