(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 24th January, 2023 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Agriculture & Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has just been announced as the winner of the Outstanding Community Initiative category at the 2022 Global Business Excellence Awards, thanks to its 'Auwn Community Programme'.
The programme assisted in accomplishing ADAFSA's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals by implementing several community initiatives. These include blood donation drives, support for people of determination and cancer patients, community and environmental development initiatives, student graduation projects, and SMEs engaged in the agricultural industry in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, it motivates staff members of ADAFSA to volunteer and participate in charitable and CSR activities.
Mouza Suhail Al Muhairi, Deputy DG For Regulatory & Administrative Affairs at ADAFSA, said that the Auwn CSR Programme is one of the strategic initiatives undertaken by ADAFSA to support its responsibilities towards the local community.
'Since its founding a few years ago, it has delivered 130 community events that have helped more than 114 families and supported SMEs working in the agricultural sector and community and environmental development efforts. One of the first government organisations in Abu Dhabi to start a community project was ADAFSA, which made it an example for others to follow,' Al Muhairi stated.
She emphasised that ADAFSA launched the programme to inspire its employees to contribute to the growth of the local community, support the most vulnerable groups in society, improve the quality of life and promote volunteer work.
Commenting on ADAFSA's win in the Outstanding Community Initiative category, the Chairman of the Jury said, 'The Global Business Excellence Awards pride themselves on having a large panel of independent expert judges who select winners according to strict criteria for each category and sector, focusing on financial results, innovation, customer, employee, investor and community benefits.'
'We congratulate the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority on this achievement, which demonstrates the important role it plays in supporting the local community and encouraging its employees to volunteer to support social and environmental projects, putting it among the leading authorities in this field.' He went on to say.
The Global Business Excellence Awards are one of the world's highest-profile awards. It attracts wide entries worldwide, from large international PLCs and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs.
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