RAK Ceramics, the world's largest ceramic tiles & bathware manufacturing company, has announced that it has been named winner of the “Best In Managing Health At Work Award” in the Asian Leadership Awards (ALA) 2011. The award, presented to RAK Ceramics during the ALA Awards at the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai on September 25, 2011, was hosted by the Asian Confederation of Businesses and supported by Stars of the Industry Group.
RAK Ceramics has been recognized for its strong focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, particularly its efforts to offer quality healthcare services to all employees through the RAK Ceramics Medical Center, which is now managed by RAK Hospital, a leading provider of international-quality healthcare in Ras Al Khaimah. RAK Ceramics Medical Center is staffed by a dedicated team of doctors and nurses who provide free services to all employees staying within and outside the factory premises.
RAK Ceramics’ HSE Department has also been awarded the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) certificate, which is designed to help non-specialists carry out their organizational duties or functions more effectively with respect to workplace health and safety. The UK-based NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a globally recognized qualification that is held by more than 100,000 people in the UK and worldwide.
Abdulla Mahmood, Head – MARCOM, RAK Ceramics, said, “We are strongly committed to be a responsive and responsible corporate organization, which is why RAK Ceramics continuously initiates and supports various programs that benefit our customers, employees and the community. RAK Ceramics is pleased that the Asian Leadership Awards has recognized our efforts and our advocacy. This distinction will surely further inspire us to be more actively involved in various CSR initiatives that will help improve the delivery of healthcare services to our employees.”
The Asian Leadership Awards recognizes Achievers, Super Achievers and Future Business Leaders from all over Asia. The event rewards the ability to steer businesses through turbulent times, applying the best of business modules to manage and keep business missions afloat.
RAK Ceramics is a USD 1 billion global conglomerate that supplies to over 150 countries and has been officially recognised as the world’s largest ceramic tile manufacturer with a global production output of 117 million square meters. RAK Ceramics offers a comprehensive product portfolio comprising over 8,000 designs in ceramic tiles, Gres Porcellanato, and several models in bath ware. RAK Ceramics has earned distinctions such as the Best Brand of 2010 and CSR Company of 2011 at Middle East Business Leader’s Summit and Awards and recently the CMO Asia’s Best Brand 2011. The company was also honoured by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) for complying with good governance and transparency according to best international practices. RAK Ceramics has also maintained its Superbrand status for the third consecutive year and continues to be a global pioneer in the world of ceramics through innovative eco-friendly products such as RAK SLIM, 45x45 Wood Collection, Stone Art Collection and Orion Collection using the latest Nanopix digital printing technology. RAK Ceramics is also the founding member of Emirates Green Building Council, which supports the development of sustainable buildings in the UAE.