Nov 9, 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Nov 9, 2016: Emirates Gas (EMGAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), was awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label Award in recognition of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility policies and practices.
The award recognises organisations that have made a positive impact on the community and demonstrated a commitment to CSR best practices.
Commenting on the recognition, His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group Chief Executive Officer of ENOC, said: "Businesses, irrespective of the sector they operates in, exist in collaboration with surrounding communities, environment and people. Operating in a way that is responsible to these different stakeholders is essential, as the corporate purpose of any organisation is dependent on the positive interaction between these different aspects of our community."
The award was EMGAS' 6th consecutive award from the Dubai Chamber, having participated in this initiative since 2010. The Dubai Chamber CSR Label considers a company's approach and performance to corporate responsibility in four key areas of impact, namely, workplace, marketplace, community and the environment.
"It is an honour to be recognised by Dubai Chamber for our work at EMGAS, and believe that this achievement reflects our commitment towards CSR.As EMGAS plans to expand into new markets, we plan to extend our CSR efforts to new regions by encouraging a culture where EHS comes first." added Al Falasi.
H.E. Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, congratulated the company for its sixth consecutive win, stating that EMGAS is among the leading companies pioneering sustainability and CSR practices in the region.
"This recognition highlights the company's sustained focus on public safety and best international CSR practices in line with Dubai Chamber's efforts over the years in developing a culture of corporate social responsibility and to establish a reference within the business community to follow suit," said H.E. Al Ghurair.
EMGAS is a leading supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) products in the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception in 1974, the company has achieved several accreditations in global best practice including, ISO 9001 (QMS), ISO 14001 (EMS), ISO 18001 (OHSAS), ISO 10002 ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility) & ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management). EMGAS is the proud recipient of the prestigious Dubai Quality Award in 2013.
Along with being a market leader in the UAE in cylinder and bulk suppliers, today, EMGAS' international clientele covers the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, South & Central Asia and Africa. In 2016, the company expanded its operations into several new African markets including Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea.