HE Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General-Dubai Municipality honors the jewellery chain for its outstanding philanthropic contributions
Dubai, 20 November 2014 - Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the leading jewellery groups supported the 7 day long public awareness campaign in the emirate of Dubai launched by H E Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General, Dubai Municipality under the slogan ‘ Our Place…Our Planet...Our Responsibility’. The event, which was aimed at creating public awareness on maintaining clean city, was held from 9 to 14 November 2014 in different parts of Dubai and above 40,000 registered volunteers from different walks of life took part in it.
Being the sponsor of the event, Mr Hamza K S, Manager - CSR of Malabar Gold & Diamonds received memento from H E Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah on behalf of Malabar Gold & Diamonds in recognition of their outstanding participation and support. To support this initiative, volunteers from Malabar Gold & Diamonds joined the officials from various government departments, schools and other delegates to clean the Dubai Residence area, next to Zayed University (near to Dubai Silicon Oasis) on 14 November 2014.
The official bodies of UAE give significant importance to the health and safety of the environment and run different cleaning campaigns to improve the quality of life here. It also keeps attracting millions of tourists to this magnificent country. Multinational companies like Malabar Group can play an important role to enhance the standard of living of the community and it sets a wonderful example of philanthropy that others can follow.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Shamlal Ahamed, Managing Director – International Operations; Malabar Gold & Diamonds said, “We believe that companies like us can bring a real difference to the society by actively getting involved in CSR activities. We encourage more companies in UAE to support such initiatives, as it is only through our combined efforts that we will be able to pass on this beautiful country for our future generation.” Similar initiatives were taken by Malabar Gold & Diamonds in Bahrain and in South Indian states of Kerala and Karnataka drew good response from the public.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds is one of the largest jewellery retailers with 121 retail outlets, wholesale units and manufacturing divisions spread across GCC, India and Singapore. CSR activities are a fundamental part of Malabar Group’s culture and the organization ensures that a certain percentage of its net profit is used for CSR activities every year. The group supports many philanthropic activities and is always ready to take initiatives to help the deprived section in the society. The key focus areas of the CSR initiatives of Malabar Group are in the areas of Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Housing and Environment.