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Tabreed wins four leading industry awards in 2018

These industry awards are a recognition of the company’s efforts across various departments, says CEO

| | Dec 18, 2018 | 1:47 pm
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Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 December 2018: National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed), the UAE-based regional District Cooling utility company, has been awarded ‘District Cooling Utility Provider of the Year’, at the Climate Control Awards; ‘Excellence in HSE on a Project’, at the Big Project Middle East Awards; Group Carbon Champions Award, at the District Cooling 2018 Conference and the Korn Ferry 2018 Employee Engagement Award, the company announced in a Press communiqué.

Commenting on the awards, Jasim Husain Thabet, CEO, Tabreed said: “We are proud to have obtained these leading industry awards in recognition of our efforts across our various departments. Sustainability is one of our core pillars and something the company is wholly dedicated to. Tabreed is committed to building on its achievements towards reducing the burden on power grids and contributing to the region’s energy-efficiency goals.”

According to Tabreed, during 2017, the company achieved a 1.97 billion-kilowatt hour reduction in energy consumption in the GCC region – enough energy to power 112,419 homes in the United Arab Emirates every year. This led to the elimination of 986,748 tonnes of CO2 emissions, or the equivalent of removing 214,511 cars from the streets every year, thus resulting in the company receiving the Climate Control Award, the communiqué said.

Over the last several years, Tabreed revamped its efforts in HSEQ, focusing on instilling a culture of safety among its 850+ employees, the communiqué said. Last year, Tabreed introduced an Automated Incident Reporting System, which not only enhanced HSEQ culture within the organisation, but improved two-way communication in the reporting system, consistency in reporting of hazards, near misses and incidents and simplified the closing of any reported incidents with recommended corrective actions, thus resulting in the company receiving the ‘Excellence in HSE on a Project’ award, the communiqué further said.

Tabreed received the Group Carbon Champions Award, presented at the District Cooling 2018 Conference titled ‘Efficient Energy for Smart Cities’, by The International District Energy Association (IDEA) in partnership with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) for special recognition of the combined achievements of the District Cooling industry in the Middle East, in advancing efficient energy for smart cities, the communiqué said. Also, the city of Dubai received the ‘District Cooling Champion City’ award, in which Tabreed was recognised for its key role in the industry, the communiqué further said.

The Korn Ferry 2018 Employee Engagement Award publicly recognises organisations that have built superior levels of engagement, as measured through their recent people surveys, the communiqué said. To calculate winners, Korn Ferry analysed the percentage of employees who either ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ with the following two statements: ‘I feel proud to work for the company’, and ‘I would recommend the company as a good place to work’, the communiqué further said. Thabet concluded, “Being recognised as an outstanding employer, we give thanks to our employees and we are just as proud as they are about their commitment to Tabreed.”


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