Emirates Gas (EMGAS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has won the CSR Label Award from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dubai Chamber) for the fourth consecutive year.
The first oil and gas company to win the honour from Dubai Chamber in 2010-11, the consecutive win by EMGAS reiterates its outstanding contribution to promoting Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that make a difference to the community and the environment.
At a ceremony held at Dubai Chamber, Khalid Saad, Marketing & Sales Manager of EMGAS, received the CSR Label Award from H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Dubai Chamber.
Zaid Alqufaidi, Managing Director, ENOC Marketing, said: “The key factor that distinguishes EMGAS is our committed focus on promoting environmental best practices. Alongside, we also place the highest emphasis on supporting underprivileged communities, and serving as a responsible corporate entity that works towards all-round welfare. The fourth consecutive CSR Label Award highlights the commitment of our employees to actively partner in initiatives that make a meaningful difference to the world.”
Hesham Ali Mustafa, Senior Director – ENOC Gas Marketing, Head of International Business Development & General Manager – Emirates Gas LLC, added: “We are thankful to Dubai Chamber for honouring us with the CSR Label Award for the fourth consecutive year. It is a strong demonstration of our commitment towards positive change supporting the community and also promoting sustainable development. Across all aspects of our operations, we are focused on upholding the welfare of the community and our future generations, especially in the context of Expo 2020 being hosted by Dubai. This is a perfect fit to the sustainable development vision of the UAE announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”
As part of its CSR commitment, EMGAS distributes free LPG refills to over 300 underprivileged families in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, during the Holy Month of Ramadan and beyond. The company also promotes the safe use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and undertook a ‘Safe Cylinder Safe House’ campaign. Employees of EMGAS regularly take part in environmental clean-up campaigns, which further highlight the company’s organisation-wide commitment to the community and sustainable development.
Demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability, EMGAS is today at the forefront in promoting the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a cleaner and greener choice of automotive fuel. The use of CNG reduces carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide emissions, and practically eliminates sulphur and particulate emissions.
EMGAS is a pioneer in introducing many environment friendly LPG based products for the past several decades, such as EGAP substituting CFC, Cutting Edge Gas in place of Acetylene and CNG for automobiles.
The largest supplier of LPG in the UAE, EMGAS is the market leader in supplying a variety of LPG products and propane used in industrial, commercial establishments and residential areas. Adopting several international standards, EMGAS is certified for ISO 9001 Quality management, ISO 14001 Environmental management and ISO 10002 Customer care systems, as well as OHSAS 18001. In addition to winning the prestigious Dubai Quality Award in 2012, EMGAS has also won the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport from the Roads & Transport Authority in 2011 and 2012.
EMGAS won the First place at the 4th edition of Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) in “Transport Safety Category” and the First place at the 5th edition of “Environment Protection Category”. EMGAS has also been voted as a Superbrand for 2014. EMGAS has won EPC – Environment Performance Certification by Ministry of Environment and Water for its plant facilities.
The Dubai Chamber’s CSR Label is a direct recognition that honours the best CSR practices. The award is open to all companies, large and small, operating in any economic sector of Dubai. Earlier this year, ENOC also won the CSR Label Award for undertaking initiatives that make a difference to the community and the world.
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