Two Seasons Hotel Dubai receives special honoring for the Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Award
The Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Network honors Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Dubai by giving the Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Award. Winners were crowned across 11 categories in the 12th cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards at the Ritz Carlton in DIFC on Wednesday.
Two Seasons Hotel received the 1st Runner Up Award in the Hospitality category
The awards aim to raise the standard of regional companies when it comes to their corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Criteria’s are based on United Nations Global Compact Principles, Global Reporting Initiative Standards and the European Foundation for Quality Management, making it one of the most rigorous CSR awards in the world.
Almost 300 people attended the event, held under the patronage of Shaikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation in Ras Al Khaimah. From a total 116 competitors from 42 sectors across 14 Arab countries, 28 were honored.
Instituted in 2008, the Arabia CSR Awards marked its 12th anniversary this year. 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 12 cycles, the Arabia CSR Awards has received more than 1,000 registered applications from over 900 organizations representing 39 industry sectors from 13 countries in three different languages (Arabic, English and French).
Freddy Farid, Managing Director of Two Seasons Company FZ LLC said, “We are proud to be recognized for our hard work to improve the sustainability practices and CSR activities in our property. We work actively to effectively participate in serving the society which we are part of its fabric and work to transform Two Seasons Hotel into one of the largest environmental hotels in the region. As we devoted our efforts of waste collection, recycling, voluntary work, publishing and even instilling it inside the employees. From this platform, we also thank all Two Seasons personnel for this level of awareness and dedication in keeping the company's approach in this context. ”
Arabia CSR Network President and CEO Habiba Al Mar’ashi said, “Since its inception, the Arabia CSR Awards has received strong support and sponsorship from across the Arab world and beyond, enabling it to become the region’s most deeply rooted award and consistent with the local context and changes.
Green living at Two Seasons Hotel Dubai
Two Seasons Hotel is collaborating with government and non-government organizations since 2016 to fully engage in sustainability and social activities to support the national and international humanitarian initiatives. In order to protect the bio-diversity, Two Seasons Hotel is working closely with the EWS-WWF to preserve wildlife species. As part of our commitment to the community, we also work with Dubai Foundation for Women & Children, Rashid Centre for people of determination.
Two Seasons Hotel has been working collaboratively with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) and has been awarded many times since 2013 until present time. As a member of EEG in 2017, we've sponsored EEG events and workshops in Two Seasons Hotel. We work together with EEG and Arabian CSR Network for Waste Management and Recycling programs. Two Seasons Hotel is also participating in Posh Paw (Animal Welfare Organization) activities for the last three years.
Two Seasons Hotel Dubai cooperates with the local community and participates in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The hotel regularly holds CSR events to spread awareness and encourage more people to care for society like Fire Drill, Blood Donations, Breast Awareness Campaigns, Tree planting ... The property promotes green living and hospitality through installing practices to show all colleagues, customers, business partners and owners on how to protect and preserve the future environment. The hotel is engaged in CSR activities such as carton, paper, plastic, glass and cans collection campaigns for the past 4 years.
Green initiatives at Two Seasons Hotel Dubai
Prevention: Waste prevention at source. Departments must plan activities to avoid the generation of waste
Minimization: Reduce the amount of waste produced.
Re-use: Re-use materials wherever possible.
Recycle: Transfer waste to approved companies for recycling plants to minimize environmental impact
Energy recovery: Not feasible to be carried out as our hotel’s waste does not have a high calorific value.
Disposal: Sending of waste to landfill is a last resort. Hazardous waste will be disposed of and treated by authorized disposal contractors and facilities.
Environmental Protection: Supporting initiatives that help protect the integrity of the environment. We also want to support initiatives that use innovative products and services to help solve environmental problems. To be actively involved in conserving resources, reducing pollution, conserving biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes