In line with Abu Dhabi Ports’ commitment to promote adoption of international best practices for health, safety and environment (HSE) in the workplace, the company launched the first edition of its NEESHAN Awards, which recognises the contributions of departments, individuals and customers.
The NEESHAN awards, held during the same month as World Day for Safety and Health at Work, are aimed at nurturing a culture that understands and prioritises Health, Safety and Environment performance as well as encouraging continuous improvement and development in the field.
The annual awards included Internal Department categories for the following categories: Best HSE Performance; Best Risk Management; Best Contractor Management; Best Change Management; Best Waste Management; Best HSE Initiative; and Best HSE Observations Close-out.
The Individual HSE award categories included: Best HSE Performance, Best HSE Representative, Best HSE Suggestion, Best Initiative, Best HSE Fire Warden, Best HSE Corrective Observation Reporter, and Best Internal Auditor.
The Customer Awards included: Best HSE Performance; Best Waste Management Performance; Best HSE Performance –Major Construction/ Project; Best HSE Performance – Contractor; Best HSE Performance – Construction/ Project;, Best HSE Initiative; Best Waste Management Performance – Tenant; Best Waste Management Performance – Shipping Agent; and Best HSE Representative – Individual.
Mr. Abdulla Humaid Al Hameli, Executive Vice President – Corporate Support, Abu Dhabi Ports, commented: “The UAE’s leadership has provided us with unwavering support to adopt the best Health, Safety and Environmental standards and practices to ensure a safe working environment for all.
“Since its inception, Abu Dhabi Ports has stressed the importance of Health, Safety and Environmental practices, as we are committed to achieving the highest international standards. It is important to recognize those who are championing this cause, and it is this that led us to launch Neeshan,” added Al Hameli.
During the ceremony, Abu Dhabi Ports honoured its strategic partners, including Abu Dhabi Police, the Department of Transport, the Federal Transport Authority and Tadweer – The Center of Waste Management- Abu Dhabi, Emirates Global Aluminum, National Marine Dredging Company, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, National Search and Rescue Center, National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, Abu Dhabi Civil Defence, Critical Infrastructure & Coastal Protection Authority and Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) – Abu Dhabi, for their role in enhancing the company’s overall HSE performance. Winners and awardees received certificates of appreciation and honorary plaques.