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Canon ME awarded the Dubai Chamber’s CSR label

Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging solutions, has once again been awarded the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, reinforcing the organisation’s commitment to incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable initiatives across all aspects of the business.

The annual Dubai Chamber CSR Label, presented at a ceremony held at Dubai Chamber headquarters, was awarded for the second consecutive year to Canon Middle East, one of 11 winners and the only company featured from the technology industry, following a review of the company’s regional CSR activities.

Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East said: “At Canon, we pursue sustainable economic growth while also aiming to do business responsibly. In addition to activities undertaken by the Canon Foundation, we work extensively with the community through partnerships with various organisations including Dubai Centre for Special needs, Dubai Autism Centre and Emirates Environmental Group.”

Developed in 2010 by Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business, the Dubai Chamber CSR Label provides companies with an activity framework offering access to toolkits, networking seminars and training workshops, to support implementation of their own CSR schemes.

Canon Group is ranked 8th in the World’s Most Reputable Companies (2013), 30th on Interbrand’s 2013 Best Global Green Brands and its score on the Climate Counts scorecard is 66/100. Canon was also recertified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard this year.

 

 

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EGBC’s Focus Day will discuss financing of energy efficiency projects

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will organise a Focus Day discussion on ‘Financing Energy Efficiency Projects’ on October 30, 2013.

Eminent speakers representing various UAE authorities and organisations including the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, Etihad Energy Service Company, Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau, Trakhees, Energy Management Services and Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry will discuss the pros and cons involved in financing for green buildings. Several case studies will also be presented, which will provide insights on the practical course of action to be followed for undertaking energy efficient projects.

The Focus Day, sponsored by Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, will be a valuable resource for representatives of government bodies, developers, planners, facility managers, consultants, contractors and suppliers in UAE and the region who need to understand the latest green building techniques and opportunities for energy efficiency in existing buildings.

The event is open for EmiratesGBC members and non-members. The fee per delegate is AED 100 for members and AED 200 for non-members. Those who are interested to participate in the Focus Day can register at: events@emiratesgbc.org before October 28.

 

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DSCE honours winners at the Emirates Energy Award

Emirates Energy Award (EEA), was held on October 27 organised by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy at Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy said: “The Award highlights best global experiences and practices that enhance the rational use of energy, promote the sustainable use of alternative clean resources, reduce dependence on traditional resources to mitigate environmental pollution, strengthen the role of institutions and individuals, and raise awareness on the importance of rationalised use of energy and environmental protection.

“The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is striving to put these directives, initiatives and ambitious strategies into action; an example of which is the launch of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. This aims to diversify our energy sources to comprise a mix of 71% from natural gas, 12% from nuclear power, 12% from clean coal and 5% from solar energy by 2030,”.

The Award, distributed every two years, honoured the winners of the different categories as follows:

  • Large Energy Project: The Gold Award was presented to the Morocco-based NAREVA Holding; the Shams Power Company (United Arab Emirates) was honoured with the Silver Award, while the Bronze award was given to the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).
  • Small Energy Project: The Gold Award was given to the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company ‘du’ (United Arab Emirates); the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry was honoured with the Silver Award, while the Bronze award was given to Empower Company (United Arab Emirates).
  • Energy Efficiency for Public Sector: The Gold Award was given to Masdar (United Arab Emirates); RTA was honoured with the Silver Award (United Arab Emirates), while the Bronze award was given to RasGas (State of Qatar).
  • Energy Efficiency for Private Sector: The Gold Award was given to Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (United Arab Emirates); the Arab Contractors Company was honoured with the Silver Award (Egypt), while the Bronze award was given to ABB/ Al-Khaleej Sugar Company (United Arab Emirates).
  • Education Energy Award: The Gold Award was given to the Friends of Environment Society (Jordan); Dr. Hanan Talib was honoured with the Silver Award (United Arab Emirates), while the Bronze award was given to HSBC Bank (United Arab Emirates).
  • Research & Development Award: The Gold Award was given to Ayman Adnan Almaitah (Jordan); the University of Bahrain was honoured with the Silver Award (Kingdom of Bahrain), while the Bronze award was given to the Nitrate Production System (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan).
  • Young Professional Energy Award: The Gold Award was given to Abdul Aziz Al Obaidli (United Arab Emirates); Mahmoud Shatel (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) was honoured with the Silver Award, while the Bronze award was given to Aisha Ali, Aya Abu Hani and Noora Rashed Al Kaizi (United Arab Emirates).
  • A Special Recognition Award was awarded to the organisations that succeeded in reducing energy consumption, including: Saudi Aramco (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia); Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex; Dubai Investment Park (United Arab Emirates); Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme; Emirates Transport, for the use of clean transportation fuels; Dubai Silicon Oasis; and Drydocks World (United Arab Emirates).

 

 

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Eleven firms honoured for sustainable business practices

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honoured 11 organisations for their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability efforts during a ceremony held at its premises last week.

Companies that received the Dubai CSR Label for the first time were Kimoha Entrepreneurs and Wasl while Emirates Transport, DUCAB, Emrill, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Summertown Interiors, DLA Piper, Canon Middle East, Commercial Bank of Dubai and Standard Chartered.

In his welcome address, Hamad Bu Amim, Director General of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, explained his appreciation for the number of honourees increasing with each year, with a grand total of 46 companies this year. He said: “This is a clear indicator of the overwhelming response to the concept of sustainable business practices. It also showcases the honourees’ intention in adopting the initiative to enhance their company’s reputation in the market place as a CSR leader.”

He added that the Dubai Chamber CSR Label allows organisations to learn, assess, monitor and improve individual CSR strategies and practices while also encouraging them to promote these schemes among their staff and customers.

The CSR Label is open to every type of organisation, regardless of its size, culture or sector and can make a major difference to a company’s reputation, efficiency and productivity. Its success depends on how the CSR objectives are set and communicated to staff and stakeholders.

Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business launched the CSR Label in 2010, it offers a variety of educational, professional training and consulting services that are designed to increase a company’s capacity to implement broad CSR programmes.

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