Award Aims and Objectives

Taqdeer Award has been created to recognise and reward excellence in labour relations, strengthening the Emirate of Dubai’s position as home to the most progressive employers in the Middle East.

Participating companies must provide examples of their best employment practices and comprehensive use of global benchmarks including labour policies, facilities and infrastructure, health and safety, labour security, recruitment and wages, justice and transparency, communication and feedback, creativity and innovation, administration, labour perceptions and key performance indicators.

Participating companies are awarded a rating ranging from one to five stars, based on a number of points they receive in a rigorous review and evaluation of their entry  by an independent judging committee. Although the programme will expand to bring in other industries under its gamut gradually , the programme, in the first year,is open exclusively to Dubai-based companies in the construction sector that employ manual workers.

Winners of 4 and 5-star ratings will receive certificates; given priority in government projects and honoured during a special ceremony. As well as getting the prestigious award, top ratings will give companies a distinct competitive advantage with regards to international opportunities. These incentives will help inspire excellence in labour relations and encourage companies to place the welfare of their workforce as one of the pillars of their business philosophy.