Europe / Middle East / Africa
The National cement factory, Holcim & ZonesCorp successfully conclude cleanup campaign of ICAD I
May, 18 2012
(Middle East) -- The National Cement Factory (NCF), Holcim and the Higher Cooperation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) organized a joint full-day cleanup campaign for ICAD I yesterday. The campaign represents one of the many cooperative initiatives that ZonesCorp has been implementing recently, particularly focusing on environmental and safety issues.
Falling under its "Together for Communities" initiative, NCF set the cleanup to encourage its employees to participate in positive, social efforts. Falling in line with ZonesCorp's commitment to maintaining safety standards within its different areas, the joint effort that was meant to minimize sand buildup that was a result of the many sandstorms that ICAD witnesses regularly.
100 employees from NCF and Holcim participated in the initiative and took part in cleaning two main roads in ICAD I. Additionally, NCF volunteered equipment in support of the campaign. Throughout the entire process, ZonesCorp ensured that all safety measures and precautions were in place to safeguard employees.
Commenting on the success of the initiative, HE Mohamed Hasan Al Qamzi, CEO of ZonesCorp said: "We are pleased to have concluded yet another successful campaign of this nature within our zones. ZonesCorp has always been a leader with regards to implementing environmental initiatives and in promoting eco-friendly practices and we strongly believe that the best way to achieve this is through leading by example. We encourage all other organizations and investors within our zones to take part in similar efforts, and we will continue to welcome their ideas with the same level of enthusiasm while providing the needed support, as is customary of ZonesCorp."
On his part, Manuel Sanchis, General Manager of NCF added: "We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation towards ZoneCorp for their cooperation with us, which has aided in the success of this campaign. Together, we worked on determining the roads which required cleaning, and were able to target the specific areas that needed the most attention. We look forward to take part in more efforts of this kind of community service in the future."
National Cement Factory (NCF) is a joint venture between Ittihad International Investment L.L.C. & Holcim. Located in ICAD 1, NCF was established to supply base material in support of the predicted construction boom in the UAE and the region.
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