Dubai Duty Free wins CSR awards

15 August, 2016

Dubai Duty Free has won the Best CSR (corporate social responsibility) Practices and Best Community Action at the recent 6th Asia Best CSR Practices and Sustainability Excellence Awards held in Singapore.

The Asia Best CSR Practices & Sustainability Excellence Awards is said to be one of the Asia’s leading industry event hosted by CMO* Asia annually.

The event recognises organisations that have a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them and consider company’s commitment to and respect for communities, environment and the people.

Dubai Duty Free executive vice-chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin said: “Winning the ‘Best CSR Practices’ for three consecutive years and ‘Best Community Action”’ for the second time is an excellent achievement for Dubai Duty Free.

“It is a clear indication of how serious we are in serving the society and integrating responsible practices into our daily business operations.  Corporate Social Responsibility is a commitment made at all levels of the company and it is important to all of us.”

Dubai Duty Free is said to have been awarded with ‘Best CSR Practices’ for its demonstration and positive approach on various aspects of CSR including workplace, environment and community as well as involvement of its growing workforce in bringing the CSR programmes and initiatives forward.

While the ‘Best Community Action’ recognised the operations significant contribution in creating immeasurable difference to people’s live through its diverse and effective community involvement and support in the field of medical and healthcare services, education and environmental protection, both local and overseas.

*The CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) describes itself as a “global knowledge transfer agent for thousands of senior marketing professionals worldwide. Our 7,000-plus members in more than 110 countries control more than $400 billion in annual marketing spend and represent many of the most progressive and adept multi-national brands, regional business powerhouses, and nimble emerging growth companies in both established and developing nations.”

The picture shows, left to right: COO, Ramesh Cidambi, Mary Joy Castor, corporate responsibility department, Colm McLoughlin, executive vice chairman and CEO, Olympia Pineda, manager–corporate responsibility department, and Bernard Creed, vice-president -finance

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