CW Awards: Corporate Social honour goes to Dutco

Sustainable month programme wins over judges

Wall A Farsakh, general manager of Dutco Balfour Beatty, receives the Corporate Social Responsibility award from Ali Al Ali, from DU.
Wall A Farsakh, general manager of Dutco Balfour Beatty, receives the Corporate Social Responsibility award from Ali Al Ali, from DU.

 

Dutco Balfour Beatty won the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year award for its sustainability month programme at last night's Construction Week award.

The programme was a month long CSR initiative, involving all staff, as a step towards the company's 2020 vision. The judges noted how the results had demonstrated that sustainability is a collective responsibility to its stakeholders and supported those stakeholders in achieving the sustainability goals and objectives.

The award was one of three Dutco Balfour Beatty were shortlisted for at the gala event, having also made it through to the final five in the Constructor of the Year and Infrastructure of the Year categories.

But general manager Wail A Farsakh told CW the Corporate Social Responsiblity Initiative title was the one he craved the most.

He said: "It’s superb to win this award. It feels pretty good.

"We put a good application in and definitely I was hoping we would win. We are shortlisted for three and if we were going to win one then I was hoping this would be the one.

"This re-enforces our commitment to sustainability and social corporate responsibility."

In this tightly contested category, Powertech Engineering was awarded highly commended for its selection of initiatives aimed at supporting its local community, promoting safety and considering the wider environment.

 Ali Al Ali director of enterprise sales from DU, the presenting sponsor of the event, made the award presentation.

Saih Nihayda Depletion Compression, from Al Hasan Engineering Company, education programmes from Arab Engineering Bureau and the QBC Cares programme from Qatar Building Company also made the final shortlist in the category.

The Construction Week Awards are an annual series of events that recognise and reward the best the GCC construction industry has to offer. This year's event was supported by presenting sponsor DU, and platinum sponsors SAP and FAMCO.

The next edition takes place in March, in Oman, and is open for entries now.

 

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