DP World wins India award for social responsibility
, April 30th, 2012
DP World was awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for its work in India, where it operates five marine terminals.
The annual award, instituted in India in 1991 to encourage corporate responsibility initiatives and promote sustainable development, was presented at an award ceremony in Dubai in recognition of DP World’s efforts to integrate responsible business practices into its operations in India. It is the second time the company has won a Golden Peacock award.
The 2012 ceremony, held during the Dubai Global Convention, incorporating the 7th International Conference on Social Responsibility, was attended by a distinguished gathering of business leaders, jurists, academics, environmentalists, economists, legislators and policy makers.
Anil Singh, senior vice president and managing director DP World, subcontinent region, said: “We are very proud to be again recognised by the Golden Peacock Awards for our responsible business practices. Contributing to the social and economic welfare of our port communities around the globe, and our continuous focus on environmental sustainability, safety and vocational training are some of our core values, and an integral part of who we are and what we do.”
While, Kathryn Wightman-Beaven, head of global corporate responsibility, DP World, stressed the need for companies to adopt a structured approach to corporate responsibility to tackle potential risks and provide the opportunity to create and shape a positive identity for the business.
Ms Wightman-Beaven said: “The challenge is to develop an approach that has trust and integrity, and successfully manages the social, environmental and political risks in a manner that is embedded within organisational structures.”