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[February 17, 2014]
Dubai Customs claims Golden Peacock Global Award for CSR [Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)]
(Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The awarding ceremony for government and private entities was part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Dubai Customs has claimed the prestigious Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for the year 2013 in government organisation category.
The awarding ceremony for government and private entities was part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, held at Bengaluru, India.
The conference was attended by Nikhil Kumar, Governor of Kerala; Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, Chairman, Advisory Council, Institute of Directors, India and former Chief Justice of India; Dr Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, UN Women's Representative for India, Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka; and other dignitaries and CSR advocates in the EU and USA.
Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Director-General of Dubai Customs, expressed his joy for winning the award, granted in appreciation and recognition of Dubai Customs' CSR efforts and previous social and sustainable initiatives and practices which adhered to the award's criteria.
Khalil Saqer, Director of Communication Department at Dubai Customs, presented Ahmed Butti with the award shield, stressing that the leadership's support for community work, in line with Dubai Customs' strategic goals, and the various initiatives introduced by Dubai Customs departments in this area have had the utmost impact in enhancing the corporate reputation of Dubai Customs locally, regionally and internationally.
Saqer said the Golden Peacock Award is a testimony of Dubai Customs' achievements in the CSR field, namely receiving the Social Accountability certificate SA8000, catering to all community segments, addressing environmental topics, and raising awareness of IPR and risks of using counterfeit products.
He added that winning the award is the result of Dubai Customs' belief in the importance of CSR, which forms an integral part of its corporate strategy.
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