DUBAI -- The Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN) set May 31, 2017 as the deadline of submissions for the 2017 edition of the Arabia CSR Awards, the Arab region's premiere CSR and sustainability recognition.

Now in its 10th cycle, the Arabia CSR Awards recognize public and private organisations throughout the Arab region for carrying out best practices in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, and thereby creating a positive impact on society. Two new categories, Construction and Hospitality, have been added to this year's prestigious line of awards, bringing to eleven the number of categories.

Submissions and nominations undergo a comprehensive evaluation, which has been designed to integrate the principles and frameworks of the Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and EFQM Excellence Model. To date, 1,000 applications from nearly 700 organisations representing 29 industry sectors from 13 Arab countries have been submitted for review.

"We are calling on everyone to send in their nominations and submissions for the 10th cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards, an event that has earned the trust and confidence of both international and regional organisations. This year's edition of the awards will prove to be more exciting as we welcome two new additional categories, construction and hospitality. This event is part of our continuing commitment towards recognizing excellence in the CSR and sustainability sector,'' said Habiba Al Marashi, President and CEO, Arabia CSR Network.

''We remain steadfast in our efforts to ensure that the work and achievements of deserving organisations will not go unnoticed," she added.

Source: Emirates News Agency