Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation "KAHRAMAA" has been conferred with the Best CSR Initiative Award in the Energy sector for its ongoing National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed).
The felicitation took place recently at the third Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and Awards which was organised by Dar Al Sharq under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al Thani, Governor, Qatar Central Bank (QCB), and Chairman, Sport & Social Contribution Fund (Da’am Fund).
The award underlines its commitment to sustainability reporting and for supporting sustainability- related projects and remarkable Corporate Social Responsibility’s initiatives in Qatar and reflects KAHRAMAA’s commitment towards the implementation of economic, human, social, and environmental sustainable development as envisaged in the Qatar National Vision 2030, and the Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-2016.
The National program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency which was launched as a campaign in year 2012 under the patronage of His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al- Thani, is marching towards achieving good result. It has been achieving great progress in terms of electricity and water conservation in Qatar.
The prime target of Tarsheed is to reduce the per capita water and electricity consumption in Qatar by 35% & 20%, respectively up to 2017.
It is worth to mention that a committee of local and international arbitrators assessed reports of about 50 companies and government bodies and included five award categories in the field of environmental responsibility, business responsibility and the responsibility of dealing directly with the public and responsibility in the energy Sector which was won by KAHRAMAA.