National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based regional district cooling utility company, has been awarded ‘District Cooling Utility Provider of the Year’ at the Climate Control Awards, ‘Excellence in HSE on a Project’ at the Big Project Middle East Awards, Group Carbon Champions Award at the District Cooling 2018 Conference, and the Korn Ferry 2018 Employee Engagement Award.
“We are proud to have obtained these leading industry awards in recognition of our efforts across our various departments of Operations and Maintenance, Health Safety Environment and Quality, and Human Resources,” said Jasim Husain Thabet, Chief Executive Officer, Tabreed. “Sustainability is one of our core pillars, and something the company is wholly dedicated to. Tabreed is committed to building on its achievements towards reducing the burden on power grids and contributing to the region’s energy efficiency goals.”
Thabet continued, “Our investment in HSEQ across the organization has allowed us to achieve a remarkable eight million manhours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) reported, and an increase of approximately 21% in incident reporting, highlighting the seamless use of the system.”
First, the Climate Control Awards sought after organizations that are comprehensively improving the condition of the world, through either socioeconomic or sustainable development targets, such as mitigating climate change (reducing direct and indirect emissions). During 2017, Tabreed contributed to its customers a 1.97 billion-kilowatt hour reduction in energy consumption in the GCC – enough energy to power 112,419 homes in the UAE every year. This led to the elimination of 986,748 tons of CO2 emissions or the equivalent of removing 214,511 cars from our streets every year.
Second, the ‘Excellence in HSE on a Project’ award focuses on the implementation of HSEQ policies on a particular project, to the highest standards. Over the last several years, Tabreed revamped its efforts in HSEQ, focusing on instilling a culture of safety among its 850+ employees who work onsite at plants, as well as in its corporate office. Last year, Tabreed introduced an Automated Incident Reporting System (AIRS) which not only enhances HSEQ culture within the organization, but improved a two-way communication in the reporting system, consistency in reporting of hazards, near misses and incidents, and simplified the closing of any reported incidents with recommended corrective actions.
Third, Tabreed received the Group Carbon Champions Award, presented at the District Cooling 2018 Conference titled ‘Efficient Energy for Smart Cities’, by The International District Energy Association (IDEA) in partnership with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) for special recognition of the combined achievements of the District Cooling industry in the Middle East in advancing efficient energy for smart cities. Also, the city of Dubai received the ‘District Cooling Champion City’ award, in which Tabreed was recognized for its key role in the industry.
Fourth, the Korn Ferry 2018 Employee Engagement Award publicly recognizes organizations that have built superior levels of engagement, as measured through their recent people surveys. To calculate winners Korn Ferry analysed the percentage of employees who either ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ with the following two statements: ‘I feel proud to work for the company’, and ‘I would recommend the company as a good place to work’.
Thabet concluded, “Being recognized as an outstanding employers is with thanks to our employees, and we are just as proud as they are for their commitment to Tabreed.
Tabreed is a partner of choice for organizations across the GCC in providing environmentally friendly district cooling solutions that support the region’s energy sustainability. With 73 district cooling plants located throughout the region, Tabreed currently delivers over 1 million refrigeration tons to key developments in the region including iconic infrastructure projects such as Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, Yas Island, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Metro, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and the Jabal Omar Development in the Holy City of Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.