Oman's Dhofar wins award for 'green' initiative
Muscat, May 30, 2012
Oman-based Dhofar Global Trading said it was honoured with the ‘Best Green Investment Project’ award at the recent Arab Achievement Awards for the second consecutive year for its ‘cut back’ sustainability initiative.
One of the region’s leading hygiene paper and dispenser suppliers, Dhofar said the award was in recognition of 'the big step it took towards reducing the region’s carbon footprint.'
The social highlight of the 3rd Arab Investment Summit, which took place in Abu Dhabi, once again recognised the contribution made by Dhofar to cutting back the amount of paper used by its customers.
Commenting on the feat, Chandan Singh, the deputy general manager at Dhofar, said, "We have continued with our commitment to product innovation and customer education over the last 12 months, and through the campaign have helped our clients cut back on their paper consumption by 22 per cent, which not only means cost savings for businesses but effectively reduces the harmful carbon emissions produced in the manufacturing process."
"Dhofar’s organic tissue paper dispensers are modified to dispense a single sheet of pre-perforated tissue, which is commonly used across the region from hotel kitchens and offices to mall restrooms and cleaning companies," he explained.
This year, the company also introduced a second hygiene-focused initiative called the ‘colour magnet’, with a range of colour-coded tissue paper for specific areas of operation.
“Colour coding has always been important in the operational arena and our colour magnet range includes white paper for use in guest areas, with its connotations of purity; blue for kitchen operations, and green for general all-purpose areas,” he added.
The Arab Achievement Awards is designed to recognise companies and institutions, which own, manage and create projects that have had a significant impact on the development and enhancement of the Arab region.-TradeArabia News Service