The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) Tuesday announced Green Award winners of 2020-2021. Al Ghanim International Qatar WLL for the local road development project, Mott MacDonald Ltd and HBK-PORR joint venture for Mesaimeer Pumping Station and Outfall project and Engineering Consultants Group for Al Sadd Health Centre won the awards.
Ashghal tweeted that these firms adopted best environmental sustainability practices while implementing projects, covering all aspects including air quality control, treating groundwater, reduced carbon emissions, recycled materials, and optimal use of financial resources.
The winners were selected from the applications that included all the contractors of Ashghal’s on-going projects under the Project Affairs. The award is given as part of Ashghal’s continuous improvement strategy and its commitment to raise the bar on the implementation of the best international practices for Environmental permitting, processes and procedures in Ashghal and the construction industry.
The Green Award is an annual award event was launched in 2018 by Ashghal’s Quality and Safety Department (QSD) and Roads Projects Department (RPD) to encourage contractors and consultancies in the construction stage to adopt the best practices for environmental & sustainability measures, targeting all aspects including air quality management, groundwater recycling, carbon emissions reduction, material recycling, and cost efficiency.
The initiative aims to assess the effectiveness of sustainability management across projects under implementation and reward companies with outstanding and continuous performance on Projects. The initiative also aims to identify distinguished sustainability practices on site, and share innovations and practical solutions with others for adoption on a wider scale.
The Green Award Initiative by Ashghal has proven to be a great success, and has been awarded as the “Best Government Initiative” for Sustainability policy by the Qatar’s Green Building Council 2019 and was shortlisted for the 2020 Sustainability Impact Awards by British Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), in the Sustainability Campaign for Public Sector category.