KAHRAMAA WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has bagged two awards, the Innovation Award for its National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency Tarsheed and also one for its “Strong” and “Good Quality” Sustainability Report, while
The awards were announced at the launch of the fourth annual report on Sustainable Development in the Energy and Industry Sector in Qatar and the accompanying awards ceremony for the best sustainability reports. KAHRAMAA President Eng Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari received the awards from HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry.
HE Dr Saleh bin Mohammed Al Nabit, Minister of Development Planning and Statistics, HE Ahmed Bin Amer Al Hamidi, Minister of Environment, Dr Ibrahim Al Ibrahim, Economic Adviser at the Emiri Diwan, and Dr Sheikha bint Abdullah Al Missned, Chairperson of Qatar University, senior officials of international companies working in the field of energy in Qatar, and other dignitaries were present.
This is the first time KAHRAMAA has taken part in the programme in which 36 companies participated with their reports on sustainability, compared to only 12 last year. Kahramaa's award winning report can be downloaded from their website in both English and Arabic.
The report sheds light on areas where KAHRAMAA works to set its “Culture of Performance”. By providing a transparent picture of where it is at present and also its future commitments, the report aims to engage the company's stakeholders in a discussion about their role in the delivery of Qatar's National Vision 2030, which was launched and led by the wise guidance of the Emir, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The report was produced by the Conservation and Energy Efficiency (CN) Department with contribution from everyone – starting with the unlimited support and assistance of Eng Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari and all other directors, managers, and focal point representatives of all departments in KAHRAMAA .
The report shows that it is moving on the right track to achieve sustainability. It also says KAHRAMAA's operations must aid sustainable development and its activities benefit society and the environment. The report is aligned with best practices to achieve the following: Report KAHRAMAA's non-financial performance and communicate the same to company's stakeholders; show its progress in contributing to society and environment; benchmark with similar corporations and set a roadmap for the power and utility sector on sustainability reporting.
The five priority areas in tune with QNV 2030 are: Customer value creation, resource conservation and environmental management, investing in our people, contributing to the local economy and also supporting local communities