The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has been recognized at the 13th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards for its role as a responsible entity toward society and in appreciation of its contributions to social responsibility.
Organized by the Arabia CSR Network, the award is the first of its kind initiative to gain the support of the leadership of Dubai, the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Program, the League of Arab States, and a host of private sector entities.
SCCI was crowned winner in the public sector organization/departments category during a ceremony held on Tuesday at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, under the patronage of Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al-Qasimi, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation of Ras Al-Khaimah.
Abdul Aziz Shattaf, SCCI assistant director general, Members Services Sector and director of Sharjah Exports Development Center, received the accolade in the presence of Habiba Al-Marashi, president and CEO of the Arabia CSR Network, and Mariam Al-Ali, director of strategy and institutional excellence office at the chamber, as well as a number of senior officials from the SCCI.
Abdullah Sultan Al-Owais, chairman of SCCI, said the chamber is forging ahead under the wise directives of Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al-Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah.
“We adopt a clear-cut vision and mission targeting sustainability in business and the economy in order to make the emirate of Sharjah a global hub for businesses in light of a sustainable, competitive knowledge-based economy,” Al-Owais said.
Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al-Awadi, director general of SCCI, affirmed the chamber’s commitment to implementing the government’s directives and strategy to promote social responsibility and support sustainable social and economic growth in the emirate.
“We are doing so by launching humanitarian, academic, knowledge, cultural, social, health, environmental and other initiatives, as well as supporting university and school students through the Sharjah Chamber Award for Innovators and the ‘Mehnati’ initiative for field training implemented by the SCCI Training and Development Center,” Al-Awadi added.