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Ducab awarded Dubai Chamber CSR Label

Ducab, owned equally by Investment Corporation Dubai (ICD) and Abu Dhabi’s Senaat, achieved the label with a high score of 84%.

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Andrew Shaw, managing director, Ducab
Andrew Shaw, managing director, Ducab

Ducab, a leading cable manufacturing company, was recently awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for the fifth year in a row, in recognition of initiatives and communications around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Ducab, owned equally by Investment Corporation Dubai (ICD) and Abu Dhabi’s Senaat, achieved the label with a high score of 84%.

The award was presented by Majid Saif Al Ghurair, chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and received by Mohammad A Al Qurashi, general manager government affairs, Ducab, during a ceremony held at Dubai Chamber’s premises.

Al Ghurair said that the recognised businesses will serve as source of inspiration for the wider UAE business community, and encourage more companies to develop CSR programmes and adopt best practices in this area.

The Dubai Chamber CSR Label is designed to provide a diagnostic framework and a learning and development tool to help companies define and improve their CSR strategies, policies, and management practices.

“Working with the Dubai Chamber on their CSR Label exercise over the years has enabled us to make our CSR outreach more strategic and effective,” said Andrew Shaw, managing director, Ducab.

“As a proud UAE company, Ducab understands its responsibility towards society and nation, and our efforts to streamline and professionalise this emotional connect has paid off with consistent – and improving – performance metrics.”

Within the Dubai Chamber CSR Label results document, the assessment of Ducab said: “This is the fifth year that Ducab applies for the Label. This time it has achieved 84 per cent of the maximum score, a significant improvement from its 2015 score of 81 per cent due to its leadership commitment to continuous improvement on its CSR and sustainability agenda. It has also scored higher than the average in all areas.”

Early this year, Ducab announced the opening of a newly built state of the art fire testing laboratory specifically built for the Ducab FlamBICC range of Fire Performance cables, according to BS EN/IEC standard and Ducab NuBICC nuclear cables tested in accordance with IEEE International standards.

According to Civil Defence authorities and Ducab, major loss of property and life can be avoided by eliminating substandard and non-certified cables, which produce poisonous gases with black smoke obscuring visibility in the event of a fire.

The new fire test facility at Ducab is equipped with the latest laboratory, operated by highly qualified and trained manpower and offers various fire and smoke tests in accordance with BS8519 Code of Practice.

IEEE 1202 is specifically used for testing Ducab NuBICC range of nuclear grade cables making it the only facility to conduct this test in the region.

The BS EN 50399 test is a new requirement to meet CPR (Construction Product Regulation) for assessment of the ‘reaction to fire’ performance of cable which will be mandatory across Europe by 1st July 2017.

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