Emrill first to receive Dubai Chamber CSR stamp
FM company's environmental, community and social efforts recognised
Emrill has become the first FM company to be awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR label, recognising its efforts in operating a business based on sustainable and responsible corporate practices.
The FM company, which won the Health and Safety Initiative of the Year at the fmME 2012 awards, was audited by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, which looked at its internal policies, programmes and initiatives in several areas including employee satisfaction, environmental impact, community and social efforts.
“Emrill is extremely honoured to be the first Facilities Management company to be awarded this prestigious label by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. As industry leaders we want to set the path for the sector to follow. It is imperative our sector is more conscious of the businesses’ impact internally and externally. Our CSR based practices and policies have increased our ability to attract and retain the best workforce with the added benefits of an enhanced brand value and improved financial performance,” said Ben Churchill, managing director, Emrill.
Recent initiatives include Emrill’s partnership with the Foundation of Goodness, a Sri Lanka - based charity offering employment opportunities to the underprivileged that are trained and recommended by the charity organisation. The initiative allows for the staff to benefit through employment without incurring any agency costs for placement, visas and travel.
Churchill also said the CSR Label allowed its customers great comfort and confidence to know their facilities management provider of choice operates under audited and certified ethical, socially and environmentally responsible policies and practices.
“I would like to thank the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and congratulates all the companies awarded the honour this year. This achievement would not have been possible if not for the efforts of each and every one of our 4,000 Emrill staff,” said Churchill