Sunday, June 4, 2017

RTA wins big at Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has been named the winner of three categories of the Gulf Sustainability and CRS (Corporate Social Responsibility) Awards.

The awards aim to honour organisations and individuals implementing outstanding sustainability and CSR initiatives at the GCC level. The latest edition of the awards saw huge participation and hot competitions from public and private entities.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA, was elated to see RTA clinching three prestigious awards at the GCC level. “This accolade underscores our commitment to support the Green Economy concept. RTA plays a key role in supporting this concept as directed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. In 2012, HH unleashed a long-term initiative to build a green economy under the theme: ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development’. Last year, HH also launched the ‘World Green Economy Organisation,’ based in Dubai, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program. Winning a considerable share of these awards bears reference to RTA’s keenness to turn our government’s drive to a reality on the ground,” he said.

Al Tayer made this statement upon accepting the awards from Nasir Bu Shehab, CEO of strategy and corporate governance sector cum chairperson of Energy and Green Economy Committee at RTA. Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Public Transport Agency, was also present at the event.

RTA won the ‘Environmental Sustainability Programmes Award’, thanks to adopting the best international standards in RTA environment and energy management systems.

The second award won by RTA was in the Government Sustainability Initiative Award. RTA won this award, thanks to its efforts of aligning economic, communal and environmental sustainability with RTA’s strategic goals, besides launching initiatives to enhance the financial sustainability of RTA.
RTA won the third award in the category of ‘Water Treatment & Management’. The achievement is attributed to the agency’s success in reducing the consumption of water used in washing buses at the bus depot by as much as 85 per cent. The procedure it uses reduces wastewater, conserves water consumption, cuts emissions associated with the transport of wastewater, and overcomes the problem of oily wastewater. - TradeArabia News Service

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