Top UAE employers in corporate health and wellness gathered in a glittering ceremony to celebrate the success of organisations commited to promoting healthy lifestyles and providing exemplary work environments at the inaugural Daman Corporate Health Awards. Winners were announced for each of the twelve award categories among cheers of joy from colleagues and guests.
Daman Award for Corporate Health and Wellness (Organisation)
AlMansoori is a pioneer of corporate wellness in the UAE. As an Oil and Gas service provider, a strong natural healthcare culture would not typically come to mind. However, because of a medical challenge the CEO experienced twelve years ago bringing about his own personal health transformation, he realized the necessity and value health should play in the company.Al Mansoori believes that health should be at the center of all they do. Like so many companies in the UAE, their employees are represented by numerous nationalities. Therefore, the challenge is to educate to a basic level while at the same time keeping the lifestyle message front and center each day, slowly helping them appreciate and augment their own health. Al Mansoori are innovating new ways every day to help not only our their employees, but also their clients and community in general.
Daman Award for Corporate Health and Wellness (Initiative)
Al Hosn Gas's initiative serves to uphold and enhance the company's reputation; providing visible evidence that the company is indeed upholding its mission by protecting the health and safety of their workforce. Overall well-being of the workforce by prevention of heat-related illnesses-Minimizing restricted work-day or lost work-day cases due to heat stress-Nurturing a culture of awareness, with workers understanding the importance of hydration and acclimatization as key prevention measures for heat-related illnesses.
Daman Award for Improved Corporate Health and Wellness Performance
Lamprell, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and with operations throughout the region, has played a prominent role in the development of the energy industry in the Middle East for over 35 years and is the regional market leader in the rig construction business. Lamprell is a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries. Lamprell employs approximately 10,000 people across multiple facilities, with its primary facilities located in Hamriyah, Sharjah and Jebel Ali, all of which are in the UAE.
Employee health and wellness features high on Lamprell's list of priorities.At Lamprell, they believe strongly in having a healthy and happy workforce, ensuring they offer a working environment to ensure their staff feels engaged, healthy and motivated.
Innovation in Work Culture
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 81 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation.
In 2011, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts defined its brand promise which is known as Natural Enjoyment. Their brand promise, Natural Enjoyment, means they promise to deliver a wonderfully relaxed, uncomplicated experience that makes guests happy. By adopting this approach they remove the rigidity of scripted and procedural based standards and provide space for our employees to interact with a guest in a more personal manner. The framework used to describe their service approach moved away from communicating service standards in a linear form to a more fluid guide of behavioural statements.
Communications Campaign of the year
OSN is the ultimate destination for the widest choice of brand new premium Western, Arabic, South Asian (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil) and Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and Africa. OSN's ‘Live More' campaign transcends numerous realms, to truly harness the power and influence of television to encourage families across the MENA to adopt healthier lifestyles. Through ‘Live More, OSN aims to educate and encourage simple day-to-day changes that make a big difference to people's health and wellbeing.
Corporate Wellness Leader of the Year
Ahmad Bin Byat, CEO, Dubai Holding
Dubai Holding is a global investment holding company that develops and manages an extensive portfolio of companies focused on investments, financial services, real estate, specialised business parks, telecommunications and hospitality. Dubai Holding recognises the significance of strong corporate governance especially in large diversified operations. They are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance practices and act with discipline, integrity and professionalism. Ahmad Bin Byat, the CEO, inspires all employees to lead healthy and fit lives. Leading by example, he takes part in all the Wellness Program's events and winning some of them, encouraging his colleagues throughout the training phase and event.
Corporate Wellness Team of the Year
Mashreq has provided banking and financial services to millions of customers and businesses since 1967. It is one of UAE's leading financial institutions with a growing retail presence in the region including Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. They focus on providing our customers access to a wide range of innovative products and services. At Mashreq, Wellbeing forms a key component of Mashreq's Employee Engagement strategy. They Pioneered an Executive Wellness Program with Talise through which senior management have been assigned Wellness KPIs.
Corporate Wellness Rising Star of the Year
Judit Toth, Area Lifestyle Manager, Talise Fitness
Talise Fitness is a fresh unique concept, focused on creating an excellent healthy lifestyle program in combination of nutrition, fitness and general health practices. Judit Toth has developed the Talise Executive Wellness program to support organisations to improve health condition and fitness level, educate and utilize healthy lifestyle and improve energy level. The programs main objectives are; greater concentration at work, mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Health & Safety Initiative of the Year
WS Atkins plc is a British multinational engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services company. Whether it's the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modelling of a flood defence system or the improvement of a management process, Atkins plan, design and enable solutions. Atkins is committed to ensuring the well-being of employees and the minimising of risk of harm to employees, contractors and third parties. They use a range of leading and lagging indicators to measure health and safety performance on construction sites.
CSR Employee Engagement of the Year
Summertown Interiors offers superior quality interior solutions as a fit out contractor and turnkey provider. As the first fit out contractor in the UAE to occupy LEED Gold certified interiors, it has firsthand experience of executing green interior projects. Established in 1997, Summertown Interiors is among the UAE's leading fit out contractors with specialist experience in delivering commercial office, education and retail projects for global Fortune 500 companies, government authorities and local businesses. As a result, Summertown is often selected as the preferred fit out partner for many of the world's largest project management firms and interior architects.
Workplace of the Year
Omnicom Media Group MENA is the holding company of media specialist networks OMD, PHD and M2M, as well as Integral, a regional research consultancy. Following the creation of OMD through the consolidation of Omnicom agencies' media operations in 1996, the agency was incorporated in the Middle East in 2002.At Omnicom Media Group, they realized that the quality of our workplace contributes to their people's performance. They wanted to create an environment that is conducive to workplace "happiness";to build an eco-friendly and healthy environment for staff, one that is built with green materials and allows them to enjoy a healthier lifestyle while at work.