Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum launched today on 10th October 2015 “Taqdeer”, the world’s first points-based award programme for recognising excellence in labour welfare practices.
The new initiative acknowledges the labour force’s significant contribution to the UAE’s development. ‘Taqdeer’ Award, which literally means ‘appreciation’ in Arabic, seeks to promote international best practices in labour welfare in the emirate.
Focused on the construction sector in its first year, the programme invites companies to participate in the Award by submitting a comprehensive document, which will be thoroughly evaluated by a Judging Committee. Participating companies are awarded a rating ranging from one to five stars, based on the number of points they receive in the evaluation. The programme is open to Dubai-based companies in the construction sector that employ manual workers.