Inspired by the belief that the health, safety, dignity and welfare of workers can only be achieved through collaboration, Expo 2020 Dubai has recognised the ongoing efforts of its delivery partners at the first Better Together Awards, hosted in Dubai, UAE.
In line with Expo 2020’s commitment to world-class health, safety, quality and environment (HSQE) performance and worker welfare, the event saw 200 construction professionals gather at the Address Montgomerie to celebrate best practice among the contractors and consultants helping to deliver the Expo site.
A total of 125 entries were submitted across 12 categories, with awards presented for the contractor and consultant of the year, as well as for initiatives that have driven HSQE progress.
Trophies were also given to a variety of construction professionals, ranging from workers, supervisors and project managers, to the individual who has done most to positively impact worker welfare on the Expo 2020 site.
Tony Aikenhead, Chief Infrastructure and Delivery Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “When it comes to delivery, Expo 2020 has four main objectives: to get everybody home safely every day; to treat people with dignity and respect; to preserve the environment and promote sustainable solutions; and to take pride in our work by striving for excellence and getting it right the first time.
“The Better Together Awards are a celebration of every single person who is living Expo 2020 Dubai’s values and working tirelessly to achieve its objectives.”
Representatives from Al-Futtaim Construction, Arabtec Construction, a CH2M-Mace joint venture, Laing O’Rourke, Parsons and Turner & Townsend all received accolades on the night, with UAE-based Al Naboodah Construction winning the overall Better Together Award.
Based on the core values of care, respect and pride, the Better Together Awards represent an important part of Expo 2020’s strategy to advance worker welfare standards for everyone involved in the delivery of the next World Expo, in collaboration with its partners and UAE federal entities.
To learn more about Expo 2020 Dubai’s worker welfare policy, click here