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Alpen Capital and Bank Sarasin-Alpen awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for a second year in a row

Dubai, 25st March, 2013

Alpen Capital and Bank Sarasin-Alpen became proud recipients of the CSR Label awarded by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry for a second year in a row. Rohit Walia Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of both organisations received the honour from H.E Hamad Buamim, the Director General of the Dubai Chamber at a ceremony yesterday in recognition of their CSR and sustainability efforts.

Alpen Capital and Bank Sarasin-Alpen were recognized with the Dubai Chamber CSR label for their best in class practices in the areas of sustainability and CSR impacting employees, clients, community and the environment. Both organisations also have long standing partnerships with charity organisations and NGO’s such as Dubai Cares, UNICEF and Emirates Environmental Group and support them in their efforts towards a better future. They also engage their employees to practice responsible behavior and encourage them to actively volunteer in several community and environmental initiatives.

H.E Hamad Buamim, the Director General of the Dubai Chamber "Congratulations to Alpen Capital and Bank Sarasin-Alpen for receiving the label for a second year in a row. This is an achievement in itself as this shows their efforts in integrating CSR into their governance and strategy while leading by example. Their efforts also demonstrate the increasing sophistication of Dubai’s business landscape which accommodates businesses of all types and sizes and encourages them to adopt international best practices with regards to CSR and sustainability."

Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital Group "We are proud to be honoured with the CSR Label by the Dubai Chamber for a second year in a row. We consider ourselves to be an organisation with a conscience and find it important to focus on performance beyond numbers. We have an engaged workforce who plays an important role in helping us drive our CSR strategy and I hope we continue with our efforts in impacting CSR practices across the region".

The Dubai Chamber CSR Label has been designed to provide a diagnostic framework, learning and development tool that will help to refine and improve CSR strategy, policies and practice in the UAE. It provides a clear voluntary standard for CSR implementation in Dubai and elsewhere in the UAE; reviews, evaluates and gives feedback on companies’ CSR strategy and actions, and provides the ability for companies to communicate better with stakeholders about their CSR commitment and practice.

View the gallery of photos taken during the event below: