Abu Dhabi Ports Group – Neeshan HSE Awards

Established in May 2006, Abu Dhabi Port’s Group (ADPG) is a developer and operator of ports and industrial zones headquartered in Abu Dhabi. ADPG is recognized as a premier trade hub and is one of the most important contributors to trade and the economy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), providing nearly 4.6% of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil GDP as well as supporting 92,000 and 150,000 jobs in Abu Dhabi and the UAE respectively.

ADPG owns, manages, and operates 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea, including the flagship deep water container port, Khalifa Port (KP), and KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi). Alongside port and terminal operations, ADPG provides marine services such as vessel traffic services and harbor tug and towing; maritime training; cruise services; digital solutions; logistics; industrial and freezone services such as warehouse solutions and land lease; and, support services including security, fire and rescue, medical emergency, oil spill response and waste management.

It is our continuous endeavor to contribute to the diversification of UAE’s economy and realize sustainable development. Our ambitious growth and expansion plans are deeply rooted in the principles of sustainability. The safety of our people comes first and foremost in every area of our business. The commitment to ensure “Zero Harm to People” and the environment is a key strategic objective of ADPG.

Consequently, ADPG has launched NEESHAN, a health safety and environment award, aimed at recognizing the contributions of individuals, government and private entities and partners for their role in improving ADPG overall HSE Performance. The award seeks to promote a competitive spirit among ADPG employees as well as customers, contractors & tenants in adopting the highest HSE practices in various facilities.

The NEESHAN award is based on specific criteria, a set of key indicators and standards followed by ADPG to measure and monitor performance. The winners are selected by a specialized committee that evaluates individual and entities’ efforts against specific HSE parameters. The award has three main categories, under which a number of awards is given as following; 7 Individual HSE Awards, 8 Business Subsidiaries Awards and 5 Customer Awards.

Within the NEESHAN award, ADPG honors deserving and outstanding employees under the Individual Awards category for which the winners are selected by the management following their periodic reviews, ground inspections and job site visits monitoring compliance with health, safety & environment requirements. The awards are handed out annually during a dedicated ceremony and winners receive monetary awards and honorary plaques.

Accolades also include ‘Employee of the Month’ awards for employees with significant contribution in elevating performance and maintaining the integrity of operations and services provided. In addition, ADPG also honors Government entities and customers that actively engage and employ HSE standards and initiatives.