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Tristar launches Global CSR Week in Dubai

"This year will be a different WED celebration for the company. "

The Tristar Group has launched its first ever Global CSR Week by celebrating World Environment Day (WED) and World Blood Donor Day from June 5 to June 11 across its global network.

According to Tristar Chief Sustainability Officer Muhammad Akber, this year will be a different WED celebration for the company.

“We are united globally in conducting many activities for a week. We will have tree-planting and blood donation where feasible and where available. We will also have awareness campaigns on how to preserve our environment and how to conserve the dwindling resources of Mother Earth,” he said.

On June 5 and 6, Tristar’s operations in the GCC, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Central America conducted WED with the theme ‘Seven Billion Dreams.One.Planet.Consume with Care.’

The World Blood Donor Day is actually on June 14, but Tristar has already conducted it this week in the Pacific island of Guam, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kuwait and UAE.

In the UAE, the company is also conducting daily awareness sessions by its four environmental improvement teams called Oil Barons, Power Rangers, Camels and Recyclers. Mr. Akber said that these in-house environmental improvement teams are committed to ensure that the company address and monitor routine issues of recycling, energy and water consumption, and also carbon footprint emission.

“We have started monitoring our GHG emissions through our ERP system and have introduced our first CNG dual fuel vehicle which should add depth to our sustainability initiatives,” he added.

A member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Tristar is finalizing its third sustainability report which it will submit as a Communication on Progress (COP), a public disclosure to stakeholders on progress made in implementing the 10 principles of the UNGC.