The 2016 edition of the Arab Region’s most sought after annual awards was officially introduced in a press launch in Cairo, Egypt. In a new move, the Arabia CSR Awards 2016 first public launch was held outside the United Arab Emirates, and in a North African country.
The objective was to expand the reach of the awards across the Middle East and North Africa, with a particular emphasis on recognizing CSR and sustainability good practice in the North Africa region. The launch was organized by the Arabia CSR Network, in collaboration with Cairo-based Country Partner, Terous. The awards are held, for the third consecutive year, under the auspices of the League of Arab States, supported by the UN Global Compact, and in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme. During the launch, the Arabia CSR Network and Terous came together to officially sign a memorandum of cooperation.
Among those that took to the dais were Arabia CSR Network President and CEO, Habiba Al Marashi, Hatem Khater, Ahmed Darwish, Chairman of Terous, and Hatem Khater, Founder and Vice-Chair of Terous. Said Mrs. Al Marashi in her opening speech at the press conference, “Proudly the Awards are a homegrown product of the Arab region and aim to elevate organisations in the region to the heights of excellence in CSR implementation and overall sustainability performance.”