Mr. Samir Thabet, Sustainability Coordination Manager at CCC discussed the sustainability policy of CCC which addresses the environmental elements of sustainability, as well as the social and economic elements. 

The Pearl Initiative launched the Business Pledge to call upon senior business leaders in the Gulf Region to make a public commitment to adhere to principles of ethical and responsible conduct when carrying out business and interacting with society. The Business Pledge allows business leaders to showcase their best practices while uniting students and business leaders to discuss the four pillars of Pearl Initiative’s Business Pledge programme.

Acknowledgements 

The Pearl Initiative team would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their valuable input, time and engagement with our programme:

  • Consolidated Contractors Company
  • Samir Thabet, Sustainability Coordination Manager, Consolidated Contractors Company
  • Al Ghurair University and Dr. Jaya Premila
  • Al Ghurair University Students

The Pearl Initiative team would also like to extend a special thanks to PepsiCo as supporters of the programme, and supporters of this initiative.

Event Summary  

Event Location: Al Ghurair, Dubai, UAE

The Pearl Initiative held a collaborative event between Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Al Ghurair University in Dubai on November 5th, 2018.

The event was a Business Pledge session held as part of the Pearl Initiative’s student engagement initiative, designed to provide students with the opportunity to engage with business leaders to learn more about the practical aspects pertaining to the implementation of sustainable best practices in business.

The session was delivered by Mr. Samir Thabet, Sustainability Coordination Manager at CCC. Mr. Thabet discussed one of the four pillars of the Business Pledge titled ‘Setting Targets for sustainable and responsible growth’ and shared information around the sustainability policy of CCC. The policy addresses the environmental elements of sustainability, as well as the social and economic elements. Mr. Thabet explained how all the elements were interlinked and all integral that contribute to the sustainability of the organisation and society as a whole. 

Mr. Thabet also spoke of the importance of aligning the company’s best practices with pre-existing, and well-established frameworks such as the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), in an attempt to implement, and adhere to proven, global standards of sustainability.

Mr. Thabet concluded the session by highlighting the importance of having the principles of sustainability embedded within the moral compass of every member of society as a tool for driving long-term sustainability in the Region.