Kuwait - 18 March 2017
Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, was awarded with the tenth Health, Safety and Environment Performance Award for the third time. The annual award, hosted by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), aims at shedding light on sustainable projects, initiatives, and achievements undertaken by Kuwait’s public and private organizations.
KNPC’s yearly award aims at raising health, safety and environment standards in Kuwait, while recognizing the distinguished contributions of Kuwait’s key players in the fields of sustainable business, whether from the private or the public sectors.
Zain was awarded with this year’s tenth Performance Award for a number of HSE initiatives and programs the company launched and supported during 2016. As part of the health sector, Zain was recognized for its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, internal blood donation drives in partnership with the Central Blood Bank, humanitarian visit to Lebanon in partnership with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society to provide health supplies to Syrian refugees, Zain’s Mobile Diabetes Clinic in partnership with Dasman Diabetes Institute, sponsoring the “Friends of Hearts” marathon in partnership with the Chest Diseases Hospital, hosting the National Campaign for Vaccination Against Infectious Respiratory Diseases in partnership with the Ministry of Health, and more.
As part of the environment sector, Zain was recognized for its internal recycling initiative in partnership with Omnia, sponsoring Kayak 4 Kuwait awareness expedition to raise awareness about the importance of preserving marine life in the Arabian Gulf, supporting the Kuwait Dive Team, and sponsoring an environmental campaign in partnership with the Environment Public Authority (EPA), and more.
Zain, being one of the region’s top leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, expressed its utmost pride in this latest achievement, which it attained for the third time, adding to the long list of achievements it obtained by being a socially responsible company with a clear and firm CSSR strategy.
During January 2017, Zain was proudly awarded with the Golden Medal for Excellence in Corporate Sustainability on the Arab Region level. The accolade came as part of the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility’s 11th awards held in Dubai. The award, attained by Zain for the third time, recognized the company’s series of social contributions and programs during the year 2016. The company’s long list of initiatives and campaigns, which came in line with its Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility strategy, had a deep positive impact on the many sectors of the community.