CEO of Bee'ah, Khaled Al Huraimel, receiving the award
Bee’ah, the UAE’s leading integrated environmental and waste management company, has won the award for Best Waste Management Company of the Year in the Middle East, at the prestigious facilities management Middle East award ceremony.
Launched in 2008, the annual facilities management Middle East Awards recognize and reward those individuals and companies – within categories ranging from cleaning & landscaping to overall FM company and from education and development initiative to facilities manager of the year – that have made a significant contribution to the development of the region’s FM industry.
Bee’ah was recognised for its innovative contributions to waste management within the regional facilities management industry. Mr. Khaled Al Huraimel, Chief Executive Officer of Bee’ah accepted the award and said: “Bee’ah is very honoured to receive this prestigious award in the category of Best Waste Management Company of the Year, and we are proud of our great team and staff who all have invested their expertise and hard work to making this achievement possible.”
His Excellency Salim Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah commented: “Bee’ah was created in accordance with the wishes of the ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, to address the pressing issues about our environment. It is indeed a great pleasure to stand here in recognition of our accomplishments and we hope to continue this progress for many more years to come.”
The Bee’ah Waste Management Complex (WMC) in Al Saj’ah, Sharjah is home to some of the world’s finest and largest waste recovery facilities and is run by a team of international experts and houses the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) – considered the third largest in the world and largest in the Middle East, the Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling Facility (CDW), the Tyre Recycling Facility, the compost plant, the oil lagoons and industrial waste water evaporation ponds, as well as the Landfill – which is one of the largest in the world.
Through adopting international best practices, the company has transformed the existing landfill into a safe disposal site that was re-engineered using state-of-the-art technology and processes to ensure the highest available standards of safety and efficiency. Each employee within the WMC is given extensive Health and Safety training to ensure security of all staff and rewarded for demonstrating their success. Bee’ah also launched Tandeef – the company’s street cleaning and city beautification arm – to deliver a comprehensive, cost effective, environmentally sound and technically reliable solid waste collection and city beautification system for the Emirate’s residents.
In addition, Bee’ah was highly commended for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award and was shortlisted for the Education & Development Initiative of the Year award for the Bee’ah School of Environment, launched last year in October, with the support of the Sharjah Education Zone (SEZ), as a curriculum integrated programme that aims to educate students about environmental topics and challenges.
Bee’ah is fully committed to investing in innovative technology and ensuring that its expertise is utilized within the waste management industry. Therefore, Bee’ah’s long-term strategy for growth would position the company as the leader of environmental change not only in Sharjah, but beyond the emirate’s borders as well. Thus, Bee’ah is also looking at expansion plans to other regions of the U.A.E. in the near future, and is potentially looking at its growth towards emerging markets in the long term.