Dubai, UAE, August 04, 2014: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, continues to strive for international standards of sustainability and social responsibility throughout its business units. This month, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures made an international stamp on the fact. After an intensive evaluation by SGS, the international inspection company, which conducted site visits, staff interviews and record reviews, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures Corporate office was found successful at complying with all measures of the 26000 sustainability and social responsibility standards.
This achievement marks a significant turning point for Majid Al Futtaim Ventures as it expands its operations in the region, setting an example of integrity and international standards. “Majid Al Futtaim Ventures is taking prominent steps to operate its various business units according to international standards of sustainability and to take action by implementing socially responsible business practices across the board,” noted Ahmed Galal Ismail, CEO at Majid Al Futtaim – Ventures. “I congratulate everyone at Majid Al Futtaim Ventures for exemplifying our company values and succeeding at attaining the ISO 26000 standards, which will serve as building blocks to formalizing a more robust sustainability and social responsibility strategy,” added Ahmed Ismail.
Core topics evaluated by the ISO 26000 include organisational governance, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues and community involvement. Majid Al Futtaim Ventures –comprised of Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas, Majid Al Futtaim Finance, Majid Al Futtaim Leisure and Entertainment, Majid Al Futtaim Healthcare, Majid Al Futtaim Fashion, MAF DALKIA and joint venture Gourmet Gulf- will continue on its path to ensure compliance with ISO 26000 standards across the board in line with an overall strategy that is focused on action and principled on high values.