Dubai, UAE, 14th June 2016: Al Shirawi Group was conferred with a prestigious waste management award by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) for a third consecutive year. The company won the first runners-up accolade in the Mobile Phone Collection category.
The team received the plaque during the 19th Annual Award ceremony held on 2nd June 2016 at the Ajman Museum. The event, which was hosted in commemoration of the World Environment Day, drew over 250 attendees including dignitaries from the government and private sector.
Dr. Zakir Malik, Corporate Manager – Human Resources commented: “At Al Shirawi, we take every opportunity to build an understanding of environmental issues and sensitize our employees on the need for conservation, especially when it is spearheaded by a credible group such as EEG. We are steadfast on reducing our ecological footprint through big and small measures.”
Al Shirawi pledged its participation to EEG’s mobile collection drive in a bid to aid mobile phones recycling and rid the environment of potentially harmful metallic substances contained in the handsets. After installing collection boxes across its offices in the UAE, the team embarked on an e-mail campaign to urge employees to donate their old, unused phones.
The group has collaborated with EEG for a range of environmental initiatives in the past as well, including the ‘Clean Up UAE’ campaign.
In 2015, EEG collected approximately 1,643,743 kg of waste through eight different campaigns. This helped mitigate 5,353.43 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, saved 39,342 million BTU of energy, saved 9,184 m3 of landfill space, saved 28,330 trees from being felled and saved 34,769 gallons of oil.
About Al Shirawi:
Al Shirawi Group of Companies, operating under the legal name of Oasis Investment Company, is a UAE-headquartered conglomerate with operations across the GCC region. The Group consists of 34 companies operating across nine business areas: Printing & Packaging, Oil & Gas, Logistics, Heavy Equipment, Manufacturing, Electronics, Engineering Services, Trading and Online Media & Publishing. Founded in 1971, the Group today employs over 8,500 employees.
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