Dubai, Oct 31 (IEBusiness) Dubai Customs won the international CSR Golden Peacock Award in its 4th cycle 2018 for the 4th year in a row. This comes in recognition of Dubai Customs’ distinctive efforts in supporting sustainability around the globe.
Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department received the award in London from the Baroness Verma, Global Chairperson, Advisory Council, Institute of Directors, India and Chairperson, European External Affairs Committee, in the presence of retired Lieutenant General J. S. Ahluwalia, President, Institute of Directors.
On the occasion, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs congratulated Dubai Customs’ staff for this international achievement.
“This is a result of our incessant and relentless efforts to support sustainability in corporate social responsibility, not only at a local level, but worldwide. We are always inspired and guided by the wise vision of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and as an application to the social requirements of the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021” Musabih said.
“Our sustainability and social responsibility initiatives have attained world recognition and attention. We are keen to follow the best practices in the field” he added.
In the speech he delivered in a session on the future of sustainability in the event, bin Gharib pointed out that Dubai is turning into a world-class example of good sustainability.
“There are a number of factors behind our distinctive sustainability performance. These include the wise vision, the smart city system, the happiness application, and youth empowerment”.
Dubai Customs has launched 106 social responsibility initiatives between January and September and the number is expected to reach 125 initiatives by the end of the year in line with the values the Year of Zayed holds, he said.
In the last three years, Dubai Customs has launched more than 600 initiatives and won 35 local, regional and international awards in social responsibility and sustainability.
Bin Gharib said:” We applied our report on our sustainable practices, strategies and approach to the award and managed to win it against a heated competition from 1200 other candidates from 25 countries. Our vision is not only to facilitate and sustain world legitimate trade and support economic growth but also to give back to our community, environment, employees and stakeholders”.