Green Technologies wins DAFZ award
Dubai, July 1, 2010
Green Technologies, a Dubai-based LEED and sustainability consultancy, has won Dubai Airport Free Zone’s (DAFZ) award for environmental management.
Smiths Detection Middle East, a provider of advanced security solutions, was also recognised for its health and safety management by DAFZ.
DAFZ recently instituted its environment, health and safety business awards for organisations operating within the Free Zone premises.
“The key objective to initiate this award for the second time is to promote excellence in environment, health and safety and create an interactive platform and knowledge sharing between our clients,” said Nasser Al Madani, assistant director general, DAFZ.
“The award will contribute towards encouraging companies operating in the Free Zone to improve their current environment, health and safety standards and introduce new measures to strengthen their commitments towards these issues.”
“We strongly believe that, competitiveness and improvement of image amongst stakeholders will be enhanced. In addition the companies will be able to practice their corporate social responsibilities and reinforce legal compliances,” added Al Madani.
Yousuf Behzad, executive director of human capital, and strategy at DAFZ, said: “We are glad to recognise the contributions of participants and believe it is important to encourage by such acknowledgement, especially as we work towards attaining our quality, health, safety and environment goals.”
“A couple of weeks before the applications are submitted, we organise a number of orientation sessions for our clients to give them more detailed information and answer the queries raised,” he added.
“The award instituted is a great opportunity for companies to measure themselves and reinforce health, safety and environment awareness within the organisation. It also allows opportunities to learn benchmarked standards and best practices that are successful and followed by other companies,” Behzad concluded. – TradeArabia News Service