Al Naboodah Construction Group, the construction division of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) – one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates – won the overall ‘Better Together’ award for achieving organisational excellence in delivering the Expo 2020 programme during 2018.
The inaugural Expo 2020 Better Together Awards gathered over 200 construction professionals at a glittering ceremony to celebrate and recognise the ongoing efforts of partners, consultants and contractors who are helping deliver the Expo 2020 site.
In addition, ANCG was awarded the ‘Health and Safety Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Worker Welfare Initiative of the Year’ acknowledging world-class health, safety, environment and worker-welfare initiatives implemented throughout 2018.
Senan Abdullah Mohammed Al Naboodah, ANCG, said: “At ANCG, our worker welfare and HSE policies are integral parts of our sustainability strategy, which is deeply embedded in the fabric of our operations today. 2018 has been a milestone year for us, in which we celebrated 60 years of excellence, and the award wins reflect our commitment towards the wellbeing of our employees and future generations, ensuring our success for another 60 years and beyond.”
ANCG was recognised for implementing several initiatives towards improving education and awareness for their workers around HSE risks and hazards, including the pioneering Visual Impact Training. Along with delivering modules to positively address challenges, the introduction of the Visual Impact Training has also supported a reduction in the number of accident and incident frequency rates within ANCG.
The VIT team was set-up to deliver theatre-like productions that involve the use of 45-minute theatrical performances of health and safety scenarios. The performances highlight the importance of safety on the job site by conveying how certain behaviours can lead to risk, and how those risks can be avoided. The Better Together awards continued a winning streak which started a week earlier at the Construction Week Awards 2018, in which ANCG was awarded Sustainability Initiative of the Year for their stakeholder engagement initiatives.
Capping off a highly successful year, ANCG’s parent company, the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, was listed among the top 50 private companies in the UAE who have contributed significantly to the nation, and were recognised at the recently held Forbes UAE 100 award ceremony.