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Arabia CSR Awards


Welcome to the 11th cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards. Instituted in 2008, the Arabia CSR Awards marked its tenth anniversary in 2017. 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 ten cycles, the Arabia CSR Awards has received close to 1,000 registered applications from over 800 organisations representing 31 industry sectors from 13 countries in three different languages (Arabic, English and French).

Since its inception, the Arabia CSR Awards’ credibility has earned it the trust and recognition of global and regional bodies such as The United Nations Global Compact, The United Nations Environment Programme and The League of Arab States. This support has ensured that the Awards are well rooted in the region and that it is in sync with the local context and the changes that are undergoing all over the region. This is reflected in the interest of organisations from different sectors and sizes to participate from all over the Arab world with its different parts.


10 Years of Prestegious Awards
Introducing the CSR Personality Awards of the year
More than a thousand organisations are representing 31 business and industry sector
161 prizes have been distributed to CSR champions in the Arab Region
Award set to 11 Categories

2017

Held under the Patronage of the League of Arab States
31 countries participated representing 29 sectors
3 roadshows were organised in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia

2016

Continued under the Auspices of H.E. Mohammed At-Taiwijri, Phd, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs of the League of Arab States
Added 3 categories specific to participants sectors
Total 100 applications were received

2015

Held under the Auspices of H.E. Mohammed At-Taiwijri, Phd, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs of the League of Arab States
A partnership was signed between the Arabia CSR Network and UNEP
Awards were available in 3 languages - Arabic, English and French

2014

Marked the 4th consecutive patronage under His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO, Emirates Group, Chairman, Dubai Airports
External Assurance by DNV-GL was included
An 'Award Clinic' was introduced to help participants
Reached 137 registrations from 12 countries and 26 sectors

2013

The Arabia CSR Awards brought to the platform over 75 companies operating from 11 different MENA countries
The Awards Ceremony was Carbon-Neutral, which was another accomplishment for the already renowned initiative
Awards was open in 6 categories, separate questionnaires were developed for the main categories. Additional scores were offered for Sustainability Report

2012

The 4th Cycle was a significant evolution in many fundamental ways. The changes made in the award were quite transformative
Arabia CSR Best Practices published based on winning entities 2008-2010
Self assessment by participants was included. Interim review opportunity was added, and two new categories were included

2011

Received the patonage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO, Emirates Group, Chairman, Dubai Airports
Application process became online
Received submissions from GCC, Levant and North Africa. 2 categories were added

2010

Continued patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council
2 Seminars organised for participants
The 2nd cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards was built on successes and lessons learned from 1st cycle
Performance section were added to questionnaire, evidence required to be submitted

2009

Received patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council
Questionnaire being streamlined with the Ten Principles of the UNGC GRI Framework and EFQM Model

2008