CW Awards 2017: CSR Initiative of the Year revealed

ConstructionWeekOnline reveals the winner of its CSR Initiative of the Year Award, the trophy for which was presented at the Construction Week Awards 2017 in Dubai

Find out which nomination scooped CSR Initiative of the Year at the <i>Construction Week</i> Awards 2017.
Find out which nomination scooped CSR Initiative of the Year at the <i>Construction Week</i> Awards 2017.

Carillion Alawi’s Community Needs Plan (Sustainable Communities) was named Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

The initiative was designed to promote community engagement by enabling the company’s employees to participate in CSR activities throughout the year, without detriment to their salaries.

One judge described the programme as a well-rounded initiative with activities that benefit the local environment, local community, and the company itself.

Commenting after receiving the award, Raja Packirisamy, sustainability manager at Carillion Alawi, said: “Carillion Alawi is winning more awards for its work in Oman, especially in the fields of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). I am really very happy. It has been a dream of mine to be recognised at a GCC level, and it has been realised after four consecutive years of effort.

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Our goal is for 10% of our employees to be involved in school-related or group activities, and an additional 25% to be involved in either internal or external community engagement activities in all of our market segments,” Packirisamy added.

Al Naboodah Group’s Trade School was named this year’s Highly Commended CSR Initiative.

Other shortlisted nominations included ASGC’s Employee Wellness Campaign 2017; Drake & Scull International’s (DSI) ‘Because we care’ Campaign; Khansaheb’s Health and Wellbeing Programme; Multiplex’s We Care Programme; RAK Ceramics and Samena Capital’s Iftar Celebration event; and Sobha Group’s Two-fold Happiness scheme.

An independent panel of judges, comprising eight of the Middle East’s foremost construction experts, selected winners in 14 categories at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

The event was supported by Gold Sponsors ALEC, HPBS, HBF, EB, National Engineering Bureau (NEB), and Union National Bank (UNB); Silver Sponsors Arabtec, Depa, Future Metro, and WME Consultants; Category Sponsors Construction Computer Software (CCS), DeSimone Structural Engineers, JLG, Kone, Multiplex, and Ramboll; Social Media Partner, WSP; and Post-Event Celebration Sponsor, BAM International.

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