Subsidiary TANA Netting shortlisted for CSR award

TANA Netting, part of NRS International, joins Unilever and Hilton Hotels as shortlisted companies to receive ‘Best CSR Integrated Business’ award at the Ta’atheer Social Impact Awards this month in Dubai

TANA Netting shortlisted for ‘Best CSR Integrated Business’ award - Taatheer Awards

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Being part of the Social Impact Summit, the leading social impact and sustainability event in the Middle East held in Dubai for the past 14 years, the 2018 Ta’atheer Social Impact Awards aims to offer recognition to organizations that have contributed to the development of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda in the MENA region.

As a manufacturer of long-lasting insecticidal nets, TANA Netting envisions a sustainable future free from malaria through its continuous supply and development of products that protect the lives of malaria-stricken populations around the world, while engaging the industry in deeper discussions on the sustainability of its supply chains.

Responsible business approach

TANA Netting’s CSR activities reflect its responsible business approach, in which local economic empowerment is treated as a long-term social investment. The ‘DawaPlus: Made in Africa’ project in Nigeria, where localized production of LLINs was implemented, aims to serve affected communities and create social development through local employment. TANA Netting also has an all-female production unit in Pakistan, a country where women represent 25% of total labor force, ensuring a dignified income source.

DawaPlus: Made in Africa project - factory in Aba, Nigeria 1

Furthermore, TANA Netting adopted the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards for sustainability reporting as a tool to track its own progress and foment transparency among its peers.

Supporting SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Supporting TANA Netting’s CSR vision, the Social Impact Summit 2018 presentations will focus on reframing business models to integrate sustainability, activating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as strategy driver for improved impact and achieving transparency through mandatory reporting, among other important topics. TANA Netting’s main focus for environmental impact reduction lies on the efficiency of their processes. Driven by SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, TANA Netting’s goal is to be as responsible LLINs supplier as it can to the malaria-control community.

More social impact award categories

In addition to the ‘Best CSR Integrated Business’ award and ‘Best NGO/NPO’ award offered to organizations who demonstrate social-environmental responsibility as part of their philosophy and actions, this year’s awards also gave the chance for individual programs and initiatives to compete under seven different categories:

  1. Best Impact Initiative
  2. Best Social Entrepreneurship Award
  3. Best Community Development Award
  4. Best Women Empowerment Award
  5. Best Education Improvement Award
  6. Best Employment Generation Award
  7. Best Environmental Sustainability Award

Other shortlisted organizations for the various categories include: Samsung Engineering, Dubai Municipality, CTG, Emirates Foundation and University of Dubai.

For ‘Best CSR Integrated Business’ award category, the shortlisted companies are: Farabi Petrochemical Company, Hilton Hotels, Unilever and TANA Netting.

Fore more information about the awards ceremony and to view the complete list of shortlisted companies, click here.

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