NRS International recognised at the UPS International Disaster Relief Award for Nepal earthquake response19 Apr 2016
DUBAI, UAE, 19 April 2016 – NRS International, an industry leader in manufacturing and developing core relief essentials for the humanitarian community, has been shortlisted for the UPS International Disaster Relief Award for its integrated and immediate response in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. The award recognises businesses that make a unique contribution to addressing international disasters and help communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
The UPS International Disaster Relief Award forms one of the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, which are organised by the charity Business in the Community and under the patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales. Supported by NRS International’s long-standing client, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), these prestigious and respected awards champion responsible business. “These are hugely important awards in raising awareness about the extraordinary amount of work business does every day,” said HRH The Prince of Wales.
Over and above what is expected of a relief supplier
The judges commended the actions taken by NRS International following the Nepal earthquake, particularly for being the first relief supplier to travel to the country to identify emergency relief needs on the ground. They felt that the company went well over and above what would normally be expected from a commercial supplier. The response was considered to be an excellent example of an efficient, well-organised operation, achieved significant results in challenging circumstances.
Impressed by the speed and scale
The assessors were notably impressed by the speed and scale of the disaster relief response in Nepal, and the level of personal commitment demonstrated by the senior leadership and employees at all levels. NRS International was able to leverage its core business skills and capacities to deliver response and support partners on the ground.
Commenting on the high-profile recognition, Farhaj Sarwar, Managing Director of NRS International, said: “Being shortlisted for the UPS International Disaster Relief Award proves that a holistic approach, with our team working hand in hand with clients, stakeholders and beneficiaries on the ground, really does pay off. Such a response is just one example of how we instill a culture of innovation and corporate social responsibility throughout our company.”
NRS International will receive the prestigious award at BITC’s Annual Responsible Business Gala on 11 July at The O2 in London.
About NRS International
NRS International is a family-run company that manufactures and develops products for the humanitarian, public health and development sectors. Responding to the growing demands of vulnerable populations, NRS International aims to improve the everyday lives of people in need through providing cost-effective aid essentials. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a global humanitarian hub, we are the parent company to three subsidiaries: NRS Relief, TANA Netting and Flexiway Solar Solutions. For more information, visit www.nrs-international.com.
About the 2016 Responsible Business Awards
The BITC’s 2016 Responsible Business Awards brings to life how businesses are creating innovative and sustainable solutions to our most pressing challenges, inspiring thousands of others to make a lasting difference and adding value back to their own business. Now in its 19th year, the awards, rigorously assessed by independent business peers, are widely acknowledged as one of the most respected endorsements of responsible business in the UK and abroad. Open to companies of any size, sector or scale, a wide range of businesses enter, demonstrating the breadth and depth of responsible business. For more information, visit http://www.bitc.org.uk/awards.
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