More than 100 company volunteers collected nearly 200 bags of garbage over the weekend
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – More than 100 Transguard employees spent part of this past weekend at the beach, but not in pursuit of a better tan. Instead, these volunteers gave their time and attention to the environment, working together to collect 191 bags of rubbish from Al Mamzar Park near the border of Sharjah.
“Dubai’s beaches comprise some of the emirate’s most popular destinations and working with Dubai Municipality on this project is a great way to show our commitment to continually improving the city where we live and work,” explained Greg Ward, Managing Director.
Organized in conjunction with the Waste Management Department and the Department of Public Parks & Recreational Facilities of Dubai Municipality, 120 Transguard staff donned plastic gloves to collect everything from cigarette ends to disposable barbeque grills during their three hours in Al Mamzar Beach Park. In the spirit of friendly competition, prizes were given to the team that collected the most trash.
“The fact that we had such a great turn out, with everyone from junior team members to Directors and Heads of Department voluntarily giving up part of their weekend for this activity, goes to show that we take CSR very seriously at every level of the business,” Ward said. “I’m proud of the fact that at Transguard we don’t just talk about making a difference; we actually get out there and do it.”
Transguard’s Al Mamzar Beach clean up is the latest in the company’s impressive roster of CSR activities: In 2018 the company’s CSR initiatives resulted in a savings of more than 2.2 million litres of water, the recycling of nearly 4 tons of paper and 47 tons of plastic and the organization of more than 2,300 events at staff accommodations.