Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will exempt Emirati condolence tents from electricity connection fees and will provide one complimentary water tank each day for the three-day mourning period. This is part of DEWA’s efforts to support the Year of Giving initiative, and its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, noted that the move is part of DEWA’s efforts to support the Year of Giving initiative, which was launched by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and to carry out the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement initiatives for the benefit of UAE society in the future, and work to establish a permanent change in the way the next generation serves the UAE positively.
“DEWA works according to an integrated organisational framework to serve society and promote cohesion among its members. Our social initiatives are part of a comprehensive organisational framework and an integrated system that includes plan development, launching the initiative, implementing, and evaluation, to ensure the sustainability of results. DEWA cooperates with a number of government and private organisations to promote social responsibility, and encourage volunteer work among DEWA staff and society as a whole. We also work to instil the value of serving the nation in the hearts of new generations to reflect their love for the UAE, which is a value that already fills the hearts of the UAE’s citizens and residents,” said Al Tayer.
The Higher Committee of the Year of Giving at DEWA has approved 12 main programmes to provide 27 social and humanitarian initiatives, covering the three themes of the Year of Giving. DEWA’s CSR efforts have contributed to an increase in community satisfaction and happiness levels, from 82% in 2013, to 89% in 2016. DEWA also received many international awards and certificates in CSR, including the MVO8000 Global certification in CSR, becoming the first government organisation in Dubai to receive this global recognition.