S.S. Lootah Contracting, the flagship company of the S.S. Lootah Group, was awarded the first-ever Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award 2008 (MRM) for ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR), one of the two new categories introduced this year. The award comes in recognition of the company’s sustained activities across a broad spectrum of community and environmental programs. Eng. Yahya Lootah, Vice Chairman-CEO of S.S. Lootah Group, accepted the award from H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during a ceremony held on the 7th of April, 2009.
S.S. Lootah Contracting was also adjudged winner in the ‘Construction’ category. As one of the oldest contracting companies based in the UAE, S.S. Lootah Contracting has developed a great knowledge base and set best practices for the industry. Eng. Rashid Lootah, Director of S.S. Lootah Contracting, accepted the award.
Eng. Yahya Lootah praised the vision of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and said, “At S.S. Lootah, we believe that business exists fundamentally to serve people and this has been the core driver of our strategy since our founding. We are extremely happy to be recognised for our commitment towards our community and the environment. The fact that a separate category has been introduced for CSR is testimony to our leadership’s commitment to make social and environmental sustainability an integral part of business excellence.”
Eng. Yahya also extended his appreciation to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on their continued success in supporting the business sector and thanked the Jury and all members of the Award committee.