More than 100 RAK Ceramics employees attended the charitable running event
RAK Ceramics, the world's largest ceramic tiles & sanitaryware manufacturing company, has announced that it has participated as sponsor of the recently concluded second annual RAK Terry Fox Run, which was organised under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. In line with its corporate social responsibility program, RAK Ceramics revealed that it also encouraged its staff to support the run as at least 100 employees attended the charitable running event, which was held on March 4, 2011, at The Majlis RAK Corniche.
Funds raised during the 2nd RAK Terry Fox Run will be donated to the UAE University Hospital in Al Ain where various cancer research projects are being conducted. The Terry Fox Run is an international movement that aims to raise money for research institutions accredited by the International Union Against Cancer in Geneva.
Abdulla Mahmood, Head- Marketing and Corporate Communication, RAK Ceramics, said: "We are honoured to be part of the Terry Fox Run as it is one of the most enduring and highly successful charitable initiatives in the world. RAK Ceramics remains fully committed to support and help organise such a meaningful undertaking and we are pleased that the people of Ras Al Khaimah likewise came out to support the run."
RAK Ceramics is a USD 1 billion global conglomerate in the ceramic industry, offering a product portfolio comprising over 6,000 designs in ceramic tiles, Gres Porcellanato, and several models in sanitaryware. RAK Ceramics was recently honoured by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) for complying with good governance and transparency according to best international practices. The company has also been conferred the SuperBrand 2010 Award and continues to be a global pioneer in the world of ceramics through innovative products such as the RAKSLIM, a new brand of 4.5-millimetre thick tile that sets new industry benchmarks in thickness, strength, cost and ease of use. RAK Ceramics is also founding member of Emirates Green Building Council, which supports the development of sustainable buildings in UAE.