Dubai Duty Free wins two World CSR Congress awards

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Left to right: Colm McLoughlin, executive vice chairman, Olympia Pineda, manager corporate responsibility, and Bernard Creed, vice president-finance, Dubai Duty Free

Retail operator Dubai Duty Free has won two awards for its efforts in corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the World CSR Congress, held at the Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai, India. This included the Best Environment Friendly Project Award and the Best CSR Practices Award.

The World CSR Congress, which was held on February 17 & 18, 2016, is an annual event launched in 2011, which aims to unite different corporations in order to spread the message of sustainable CSR. Representatives from leading multinational corporations from 87 countries around the world attended the event.

Colm McLoughlin, executive vice chairman, Dubai Duty Free, said, “We are happy to be recognized for our commitment in the field of CSR and the importance of having a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. Dubai Duty Free will continue its commitment to integrating sustainability into our business model and further strengthening our CSR programs.”

The Best Environment Friendly Project recognized the retailer operator’s environmental educational awareness campaign, ‘My Green Imprint: A Pledge to Reduce My Carbon Footprint,’ which aims to cultivate a deeper awareness among staff on their carbon footprint and focuses on sustainability in lifestyle and taking personal responsibility for environmental protection. It is the second time that Dubai Duty Free has been presented with the award since 2014.

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