TAQDEER AWARD EXTENDS LAST DATE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS
Major General Obaid Bin Surour: Companies in Dubai keen on setting international benchmarks in labour practices
Companies achieving four and five stars to get priority in government projects
Dubai, October 29, 2017: Taqdeer Award has received more than 200 applications from companies in construction sector, free zones and factories and with a view to giving an opportunity to maximum number of companies to participate, the award management has extended the last date for submitting the applications by two weeks.
Taqdeer-certified assessors have already started the evaluation process for companies, which will be followed by site visits. Interested companies can submit their applications till November 9 now.
Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Suroor, Deputy Director General of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai and Chairman of the Taqdeer Award, said: “The number of companies that are keen on participating this year is more than double compared to the first year. Not only are companies keen on implementing the criteria and setting international benchmarks, they want to be recognised by Taqdeer Award to enhance their credibility on an international level. Due to the high response, we want to accommodate and give opportunity to a larger number of companies and have decided to extend the last date by two weeks.”
Launched under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, Taqdeer award is the world’s first points-based reward system for recognizing excellence in labour welfare practices and seeks to promote international best practices in labour welfare.
The points based reward system will evaluate companies in various aspects including essential fundamentals such as labour policies, occupational health; and cultural and work environment factors such as communication, creativity and innovation, rules and regulations; as well as results based on labour perceptions and performance indicators.
Companies which get four and five-star rating will be given priority in awarding government projects.