RAK Ceramics receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Emirates Environmental Group
Pledges Further Commitment on World Environment Day
[Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 06 June 2012] – In recognition of its continuous efforts to protect the environment, RAK Ceramics, the world’s largest ceramic tiles and bathware manufacturing company, has been honoured with a certificate of appreciation from Emirates Environmental Group (EEG).
The company received the certificate of appreciation for actively participating in the Can Collection Campaign 2011-2012 by Emirates Environmental Group. The Certificate was presented at a special event organised by EEG at the Knowledge Village Conference Centre, on World Environment Day, to honour champions for the environment and in RAK Ceramics case, those who supported the organisation’s campaigns during the year 2011 - 2012.
Abdulla Mahmood, General Manager of Marketing and Corporate Communications for RAK Ceramics, commented, “This honor recognizes the efforts of the entire workforce of RAK Ceramics, all of whom are supporters of the company’s environmental protection efforts,” he said. “We hold this certificate in high esteem, as we pride ourselves in being proactive in promoting sustainability by setting an example to others in order to encourage a responsible approach to achieving growth and development.”
RAK Ceramics has been responsible for pioneering a wide range of green initiatives including numerous Clean-up Campaigns, Can Collection Campaigns, the Emirates Road Clean-up.
Most recently,the company made a pledge to collect 200 Kg of aluminum cans waste by the end of the month coinciding with its participation in the “One Root, One Communi-Tree” programme, organised by the EEG.
“Theseare further demonstrations of our commitment and dedication to saving the environment,” adds Mahmood. “If we reach our targets, EEG has promised to plant a tree in RAK Ceramics name under the “One Root, One Communi-Tree” programme.
“The environment is a high-priority on our list of qualities which we strive to achieve. For each and every recognition we attain is not only a testament to our efforts, but also a catalyst for future endeavours,” he concludes. “We continue to ask ourselves, on a daily basis, what more we can do for our community and the environment.”
RAK Ceramics is a USD 1 billion global conglomerate that supplies to over 160 countries and has been officially recognised as the world’s largest ceramic tile manufacturer with a global production output of 117 million square meters. RAK Ceramics offers a comprehensive product portfolio comprising over 8,000 designs in ceramic tiles, Gres Porcellanato, and several models in bath ware. RAK Ceramics has earned distinctions such as the Best Brand of 2010 and CSR Company of 2011 at Middle East Business Leader’s Summit and Awards and recently the CMO Asia’s Best Brand 2011. The company was also honoured by the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) for complying with good governance and transparency according to best international practices. RAK Ceramics has also maintained its Superbrand status for the third consecutive year and continues to be a global pioneer in the world of ceramics through innovative eco-friendly products such as RAK SLIM, 45x45 Wood Collection, Stone Art Collection and Orion Collection using the latest Nanopix digital printing technology. RAK Ceramics is also the founding member of Emirates Green Building Council, which supports the development of sustainable buildings in the UAE.