Dubai Duty Free is the recipient of three Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards which were presented recently at the Global CSR Summit and Awards, and at the Golden Globe Tigers Awards held in Indonesia and Malaysia respectively.
Commenting on the latest CSR awards, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of Dubai Duty Free said: “We are delighted to be honoured at the Global CSR Summit and Awards and Golden Globe Tigers Awards, which reaffirm our commitment to achieve and maintain high standards of environment, health and safety performance, as well as our support of worthy causes."
At the annual Global CSR Summit and Awards held in Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, Lombok, Indonesia and organised by Pinnacle Group International, Dubai Duty Free was a Bronze awardee for “Best Environmental Excellence Award”, which recognised the operation’s commitment to sustainability and promotion of environmental protection within and outside the organisation. Dubai Duty Free was one of 56 companies awarded top honours in the 11 main award categories. Bernard Creed, Senior Vice President – Finance, was one of the twenty international speakers presenting best practices in CSR, who attended the conference and awards ceremony.
Dubai Duty Free also walked away with two Golden Globe Tigers Awards at a ceremony held at the Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel and Residence in Malaysia. This was also attended by Bernard Creed, who collected the “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices” and “Support and Improvement in Quality of Education” awards.
The “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices” category was received by the airport retailer for the second consecutive year for its significant contribution to the environment, sustainability and community involvement. The second award was for “Support and Improvement in Quality of Education”, a new category which recognised the role of Dubai Duty Free Foundation in its efforts to improve quality education benefitting underprivileged children.
The annual Golden Globe Tigers Awards, hosted by the Asian Confederation of Businesses, had around 200 participants representing various companies mostly from Asian countries including Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Hongkong, Bangladesh and UAE.