The Marafiq Award for Sustainability (MSA) is presented each year during
the Award Ceremony at the official opening of the Saudi Water and
Power Forum. The MSA has been created to acknowledge, celebrate and
encourage sustainable practices in Saudi Arabia that promote environmental,
social and economic development.
The selection criteria for the MSA are in keeping with Marafiq'›s mission, its
commitment to environment-friendly practices and its role as a socially
responsible corporate citizen. Criteria include strategies, policies, technologies
or processes that promote sustainable development. Recipients
of the award are recognized for the quality of their achievements and
contributions in promoting sustainable development in the Kingdom.
Any Saudi company, institution and contractor, as well as international
companies, developers and contractors active in Saudi Arabia, are
eligible for the award. Nominations can be made online on the SWPF
website by any individual or organization. The SWPF Advisory
Committee has the final word in appointing the winner of the MSA.
Marafiq also has an internal nomination procedure with a well-structured
process to nominate its own candidate for the award to the SWPF Advisory
Committee. A dedicated team, called the MSA Team, organizes and manages
the process. The team members are Saeed Abdullah, PR and Communication
Manager, Ahmed Al-Khars, Head
Internal Audit, Stefanus Ferreira, Corporate Communication
Consultant, Basheer Al-Tarouty, PR Specialist, and Ardee Flores, Admin
Officer at PR and Communication.
The MSA Team, in close cooperation with Customer Relations, starts the selection
process by inviting industries in Jubail and Yanbu to register for
participation in the MSA. Registered participants complete an
extensive survey form to present evidence of their sustainability
performance. After careful scrutiny and scoring of the completed
surveys, the MSA Team selects a shortlist of the best entries and
conducts a personal on-site audit of each of the shortlisted candidates.
The MSA Team submits its choice of Marafiq’s top three nominees to Marafiq's Executive
Management Team (EMT), together with a
full justification for each nomination. The EMT then challenges the
MSA Team and, if satisfied, selects the final Marafiq nominee. Finally, the
MSA Team submits Marafiq’s choice to the SWPF Advisory Committee for
consideration along with all the other nominations made through the online channel.