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89964 07 Oct 2019

Two Seasons Hotel Dubai Receives Special Honoring for the Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Award

Aims to raise the standard on corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives.

The Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Network honors Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Dubai by giving the Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Award. Winners were crowned across 11 categories in the 12th cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards at the Ritz Carlton in DIFC on Wednesday.

Two Seasons Hotel received the 1st Runner Up Award in the Hospitality category

The awards aim to raise the standard of regional companies when it comes to their corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Criteria’s are based on United Nations Global Compact Principles, Global Reporting Initiative Standards and the European Foundation for Quality Management, making it one of the most rigorous CSR awards in the world.

Almost 300 people attended the event, held under the patronage of Shaikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation in Ras Al Khaimah. From a total 116 competitors from 42 sectors across 14 Arab countries, 28 were honored.

Instituted in 2008, the Arabia CSR Awards marked its 12th anniversary this year. The Sustainability Benchmark of the Arab Region, the Arabia CSR Awards have grown and expanded its ambit considerably during the past decade. In all of the 12 cycles, the Arabia CSR Awards has received more than 1,000 registered applications from over 900 organizations representing 39 industry sectors from 13 countries in three different languages (Arabic, English and French).

Freddy Farid, Managing Director of Two Seasons Company FZ LLC said, “We are proud to be recognized for our hard work to improve the sustainability practices and CSR activities in our property. We work actively to effectively participate in serving the society which we are part of its fabric and work to transform Two Seasons Hotel into one of the largest environmental hotels in the region. As we devoted our efforts of waste collection, recycling, voluntary work, publishing and even instilling it inside the employees. From this platform, we also thank all Two Seasons personnel for this level of awareness and dedication in keeping the company's approach in this context. ”

Arabia CSR Network President and CEO Habiba Al Mar’ashi said, “Since its inception, the Arabia CSR Awards has received strong support and sponsorship from across the Arab world and beyond, enabling it to become the region’s most deeply rooted award and consistent with the local context and changes.

Green living at Two Seasons Hotel Dubai

Two Seasons Hotel is collaborating with government and non-government organizations since 2016 to fully engage in sustainability and social activities to support the national and international humanitarian initiatives. In order to protect the bio-diversity, Two Seasons Hotel is working closely with the EWS-WWF to preserve wildlife species. As part of our commitment to the community, we also work with Dubai Foundation for Women & Children, Rashid Centre for people of determination.

Two Seasons Hotel has been working collaboratively with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) and has been awarded many times since 2013 until present time. As a member of EEG in 2017, we've sponsored EEG events and workshops in Two Seasons Hotel. We work together with EEG and Arabian CSR Network for Waste Management and Recycling programs. Two Seasons Hotel is also participating in Posh Paw (Animal Welfare Organization) activities for the last three years.

Two Seasons Hotel Dubai cooperates with the local community and participates in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The hotel regularly holds CSR events to spread awareness and encourage more people to care for society like Fire Drill, Blood Donations, Breast Awareness Campaigns, Tree planting ... The property promotes green living and hospitality through installing practices to show all colleagues, customers, business partners and owners on how to protect and preserve the future environment. The hotel is engaged in CSR activities such as carton, paper, plastic, glass and cans collection campaigns for the past 4 years.

Green initiatives at Two Seasons Hotel Dubai

Prevention: Waste prevention at source. Departments must plan activities to avoid the generation of waste

Minimization: Reduce the amount of waste produced.

Re-use:  Re-use materials wherever possible.

Recycle: Transfer waste to approved companies for recycling plants to minimize environmental impact

Energy recovery: Not feasible to be carried out as our hotel’s waste does not have a high calorific value.

Disposal: Sending of waste to landfill is a last resort. Hazardous waste will be disposed of and treated by authorized disposal contractors and facilities.

Environmental Protection: Supporting initiatives that help protect the integrity of the environment. We also want to support initiatives that use innovative products and services to help solve environmental problems. To be actively involved in conserving resources, reducing pollution, conserving biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes

Below is the complete list of winners of the 10th Arabia CSR Awards:

 

Winners of the 2019 Arabia CSR Awards

Small

1st AESG Project Development Consultant, UAE

2nd Knowledge Group, UAE

3rd Etihad ESCO, UAE

Medium

1st Al Jazeera International Catering LLC, UAE

2nd Salahah Methanol Company, Oman

Large

1st Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company PJSC, UAE

T1st Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company, Bahrain

2nd Accenture Middle East, UAE

T2nd Al Sayer Holding Company, Kuwait

3rd Transguard Group, UAE

Public Sector

1st Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, UAE

2nd Dubai Customs, UAE

3rd Municipality and Planning Department of Ajman, UAE

Social Enterprise

1st Oman LNG Foundation, Oman

Energy

1st Emirates National Oil Company, UAE

2nd ENGIE, UAE

Financial Services

1st BMCE Bank of Africa, Morocco

2nd UAE Exchange Centre, UAE

3rd Saudi Investment Bank, Saudi Arabia

Hospitality

1st Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, UAE

2nd Two Seasons Hotel and Apartments, UAE

Construction

1st AF Construction, UAE

Healthcare

1st Aster DM Healthcare, UAE

Partnerships and Collaborations

1st Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, UAE

2nd Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company, Bahrain

T2nd Ma’aden, Saudi Arabia

3rd BMCE Bank of Africa, Morocco

T3rd Morouj Commodities Ltd, Sudan

 

About Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Dubai:

Combining upscale modern design with an understated sense of decadence, the Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments is a pure gem in the centre of bustling Dubai.

Featuring a wealth of amenities for families, business travellers, holidaymakers and longer staying guests, the Two Seasons is one of the 4-star award winning hotels in Dubai to offer a range of elegant accommodation boasting city or sea views.

We´ve taken comfort to new heights with our fabulous selection of 1010 spacious suites and apartments spread over 41 storeys. Designed with your relaxation in mind, the one and two-bedroom accommodation offers space and comfort in abundance.

Visit us at www.2seasonshotels.com