DUBAI, Dubai Customs won first place in the 11th Arabia CSR Awards under the Public Sector Category in recognition of its efforts to demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment to corporate sustainability. The award, organised by the Arabia CSR Network, saw the participation of more than 800 organisations, representing 31 sectors from 13 Arab countries.
By taking advantage of the application process, Dubai Customs has been able to upgrade its CSR and sustainability practices and brought them into alignment with international standards and best practices.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, expressed his pride in winning the award, which is seen as the Arab region’s own benchmark in CSR and sustainability.
Commenting on the award, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of the Corporate Communication Department, said, “We are proud to have won first place in the Arabia CSR Awards during a heated competition among large organisations in the region. This reflects our commitment and dedication towards CSR, which we believe is a duty on our part to give back to our community. With this in mind, we launched 106 social and voluntary initiatives between January and September, and that number is expected to increase to 125 initiatives by the end of the year.
Bin Gharib pointed out that winning the CSR award reflects how the department is on the right path towards fulfilling its duties and vision of becoming a world leading department, not only in terms of facilitation of international trade, but also as a socially responsible department that advocates philanthropy and compassion.
Source: Emirates News Agency