Al Shirawi Group wins waste management award
The Emirates Environmental Group award ceremony was held at Ajman Museum in the UAE
Al Shirawi Group has landed a waste management award by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) for a third consecutive year.
The company won the first runners-up accolade in the Mobile Phone Collection category.
The event at Ajman Museum, which was hosted in commemoration of the World Environment Day, drew over 250 attendees including dignitaries from the government and private sector.
Dr. Zakir Malik, corporate manager - human resources, said: “At Al Shirawi, we take every opportunity to build an understanding of environmental issues and sensitize our employees on the need for conservation, especially when it is spearheaded by a credible group such as EEG. We are steadfast on reducing our ecological footprint through big and small measures.”
Al Shirawi pledged its participation to EEG’s mobile collection drive in a bid to aid mobile phones recycling and rid the environment of potentially harmful metallic substances contained in the handsets. After installing collection boxes across its offices in the UAE, the team embarked on an e-mail campaign to urge employees to donate their old, unused phones.