DP World wins top human development award
Dubai, June 3, 2014
DP World, a leading marine terminal operator, has won the Dubai Human Development Award 2013 at a major ceremony recently, marking the 20th anniversary of the Dubai Business Excellence Awards by the Department of Economic Development.
The award aims to promote awareness and understanding of the requirements for employee development, particularly of UAE nationals, in Dubai’s private sector, encouraging companies to recruit and invest in their people’s careers.
The companies that enable this to happen are also judged on provision of leadership opportunities, training and retention together with measurement of employee perceptions, appraisals and health and safety performance.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World chairman, said: “A commitment to developing the talent and expertise of our people, particularly our UAE nationals, through continuous learning and training, including offering opportunities for international experience through our global network, is fundamental to the long term sustainability of our business.
“Our greatest asset is our people and it is vital we continue to invest in them creating an open and vibrant work environment and a learning culture. I am delighted that our efforts have been recognised in this way.”
Robin Windley, senior vice president, Human Capital, DP World, added: “This award recognises our on-going programmes to develop employees in our Head Office and to equip them with the skills and experience to further their careers, helping them develop and grow both professionally and personally. This benefits them, our company, Dubai and the UAE in the long term.” - TradeArabia News Service