Welcome to the 15th cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards. A homegrown platform that was instituted in 2008. The Arabia CSR Awards recognises and honours organisations in the Arab Region that demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Hailed regionally and globally as the sustainability benchmark of the Arab Region, the award has grown and expanded its ambit considerably. Through 14 cycles, the Arabia CSR Awards has received more than 1,300 registered applications from more than a 1,100 organisations representing 43 industry sectors under 13 Categories, from 14 Arab countries in 3 different languages (Arabic, English & French). This year, the Awards introduced 2 new categories that the organisations can apply to: the Small Public Sector Category and the Medium Public Sector Category.
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 continued and steadily growing interest of organisations from different sectors and sizes to participate from all over the Arab world each year.
The criteria for the awards have been derived from global and regional frameworks and standards, namely, the UN Global Compact 10 Principles, GRI Standards, the European EFQM Business Excellence Model, the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and more recently the alliance of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development.
|Wednesday, 12th January||Press Launch of Arabia CSR Awards in Dubai, UAE
Registrations are open for the 15th Cycle (Hybrid)
|Thursday, 7th April||Arabia CSR Awards 2022 Clinic - A workshop to assist applying organisations and those interested to apply (Virtual)|
Thursday, 30th June,
|Deadline to submit the Awards application.|
|Friday, 1st July – Monday, 15th August||Review of applications by ACSRA Jury Panel|
|1st week of September||Announcement of short-listed Organisations|
|Wednesday, 5th October||Arabia CSR Awards Gala Event|
The Awards introduced two additional categories: Small Public Sector Category and Medium Public Sector Category in its 15th Cycle.
The 14th cycle brought forth a league of champions for whom sustainable development is an imperative and one that COVID-19 has not under prioritised. 40 organisations have been awarded the coveted award across 13 categories.
The awards introduced a 13th Category (Automotive Sector Category) in its 13th Cycle covering 43 sectors. 20 entities were recognised in this cycle bringing the total awards given to date xxx.
More than 1200 applicants from 14 countries from over 42 sectors cultivated through the 12 years of the Awards.
Introduction of a new category: Healthcare
More than a thousand organisations are representing 39 business and industry sector.
10 Years of Prestigious 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
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.
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.
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 Frenc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.