Dewa hosts annual forum on QHSE
Dubai, February 29, 2012
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) hosted the fourth annual best practices forum on Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment (QHSE) at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.
The forum, held as part of Dewa's corporate social responsibility, was attended by several global experts who delivered lectures on best practices and findings in the field of QHSE.
“At Dewa, we focus on the importance of sustainability as a goal; one that we seek to achieve through our vision to be a recognized world-class utility,' remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the MD & CEO of Dewa in his keynote speech.
Dewa, he said, is committed to the successful implementation of QHSE management systems within its business of electricity, production of water, and the transmission and distribution of energy and water.
'These activities are also grounded in our responsibility to society, which isn’t limited just to the provision of electricity and water but also includes our maintaining the highest levels of safety and security in supporting resources sustainability,' he added.
The key speakers lined up include Mohan Munasinghe, a Nobel Prize winner and the chairman of Munasinghe Institute for Development; Dr. Keith Whitehead, a senior environmental consultant, British Safety Council and Dr Abdulrahim Al Jallad, the managing director of The Excellencors.
Munasinghe will tackle the topic of climate change, sustainable energy, water and waste reduction, while Ar Whitehead will give a presentation on the ‘A Changing Climate for Business’ and the available solutions.
Dr Al Jallad presentation is entitled, ‘Effectiveness of applying excellence model in Achieving Sustainable performance improvement.’
Dr Tawfiq Omeish, the senior manager for Safety, Occupational Health and Environment at Dewa, will also be giving his presentation titled ‘Protection against potential risks related to electrical systems’ at the forum.
Dr Yousef Al Akraf, EVP of Business Support, said Dewa implements integrated administrative systems, adheres strictly to the best criteria and practices related to QHSE. These efforts have enabled us to attain the highest levels and to win several awards in recognition of its efforts."-TradeArabia News Service