Khalil Saqer highlights DC’s successful CSR experience
Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib said DC’s successful CSR experience is the fruit of the senior management’s commitment to put in place a clear CSR strategy that adheres to the directives of Dubai Government. DC has developed its social initiatives and activities according to the global model of social responsibility, which includes employees labor market, customers and the environment, to improve the performance of DC socially, economically and environmentally, and to enhance its reputation in this area.
The statement was made during Bin Gharib’s participation at the 8th Arabia CSR Awards Clinic, recently held by the organiser of the awards, Arabia CSR Network, at Villa Rotana Hotel, Dubai. The Awards Clinic is designed to provide the applicants with a complete outline of the application procedure, along with useful hints on submitting a successful application.
As part of his participation, Bin Gharib highlighted DC’s globally-acclaimed CSR experience, with a special focus on DC’s vision, mission and strategic goals. He tackled Dubai Customs’ sustainability strategy and CSR action plan.
He also pinpointed to the fact that Dubai Customs is the first customs organisation in the world to have a sustainability report in accordance with the guidelines of GRI, which is the highest level of accreditation reflecting compliance and transparency on the organisation’s annual achievements.
The audience listened to Bin Gharib talk about the most notable challenges that DC faced to score Arabia CSR Awards for six consecutive years and the approach it took to overcome them.
Globally perceived as the most rigorous CSR and sustainability awards system, the Arabia CSR Awards has to date received over 750 registered applications from 13 Arab countries across 26 sectors. The Arabia CSR Awards 2015 is being held under the aegis of The Arab League for the 2nd consecutive year and the strategic support of The United Nations Environmental Program.