GPIC won the 2019 Arab Network for Corporate Social Responsibility Award it was announced. The award ceremony was under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation Chairman. A large number of corporate leaders and heads of institutions interested in issues of social responsibility and guests were also present.

Prominent international figures in the field of corporate social responsibility, as well as representatives from 23 different countries interested in social responsibility, were present at the event.

The award was presented to highlight GPIC’s efforts in the field of social and environmental activities and sustainable development and for its attention towards its social role and responsibilities that aim to reduce environmental damage resulting from operational processes.

GPIC president Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery expressed pleasure at GPIC continuing to win awards in all areas, including in the field of social responsibility, which is considered as a pillar of success, and one of the most important components of work.

He stressed the company's excellence comes as a result of the support of the Chairman and the Board of Directors. He praised the continued efforts of the Executive Management, the Chairman and members of the Labour Union and all employees.

“GPIC has already achieved a series of successive and honourable achievements and winning this latest award only confirms the integrity of its approach and the accuracy of its strategic vision in the area of community service” he further added.

Dr Jawahery praised the important role played by the Arab Network for Corporate Social Responsibility in supporting and promoting a commitment to sustainable development among government institutions and private companies, small and large, in the Arab world.

“The network, launched in 2004, has become one of the most important platforms for development and seeks to promote partnerships and launch prizes that are characterized by transparency and credibility,” said Dr Jawahery.

Dr Jawahery said winning the Network's awards enhances the company's position as a role model in fulfilling social responsibility for its active contribution in supporting various social and economic issues that will achieve social welfare of citizens and reduce increasing unemployment rates.

He said the company pays great attention to training programmes of employees in all disciplines in accordance with the national industrial strategy, in addition to incorporating the principles of social responsibility and sustainability within its strategy.

He said GPIC is working to encourage employees to participate in activities that support society in conjunction with the successes on the economic level.

Network President and Chief Executive Officer H.E. Ms Habiba Al Marashi praised the company's leadership in the field of social responsibility by adopting the principles of this responsibility in its strategies. H.E. Ms. Al Marashi expressed her great confidence in GPIC’s ability to continue its journey successfully as it follows a sound scientific approach in its performance, in addition to its ability to develop appropriate mechanisms, strategies and plans to upgrade its activities and strengthen its global position.

She spoke of GPIC facing challenges successfully in the areas of safety, development and environmental protection and said it is a positive concept that companies and institutions should adopt through a responsible approach to the community and clear social initiatives.

“We recognize the ideal role that GPIC plays through its various programs that focus primarily on the development of the human element and preparing young people for success at the economic level, locally and globally.”