Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry issued the following announcement on April 12.
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted a series of three Best Practice Sharing Sessions at its premises which highlighted a variety of best practices in the areas of employee welfare, waste management, environmental education, Emiratisation, and social inclusion of persons with disabilities, among several other important matters.
The event, held at the Chamber’s premises in Deira, was organised by members of the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network and led by the network’s specialised task forces.
Representatives from leading companies in the UAE participated in the sessions, including Emirates NBD, Chalhoub Group, Cummins Middle East, Empower, RAK Bank, Six Construct, Farnek Services, German Imaging Technologies, Dubai Design District, Veolia, Dulsco, UAE Exchange, Nestle, Axiom Telecom, and Tristar Group.
Dr. Belaid Rettab, Senior Director, Economic Research & Sustainable Business Development Sector, Dubai Chamber, noted that the strong participation in the sessions reflected a growing awareness about important sustainability and CSR matters impacting businesses in Dubai.
He explained that the case studies, best practices, strategies and experiences shared by participating companies provided valuable insights which will help build on progress already achieved by the task forces and identify new areas where businesses can align their efforts to maximise their social impact.
Established by the Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network serves as the focal point for the business community to share and exchange best practices in implementing CSR and sustainability. The network provides an opportunity for local companies to network, learn, share experiences and constitute CSR leadership.
The Centre for Responsible Business was established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2004 to support and promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. The Centre’s objective is to engage the Dubai business community in assuming greater responsibility for the emirate’s social and environmental needs. The CRB also promotes Dubai as the GCC’s gateway for global commerce by offering its business partners an environment of transparency and rule of law.
Original source: http://www.dubaichamber.com/whats-happening/chamber_news/top-uae-companies-share-best-practices-in-workplace-environment-and-community