King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award Winners Honored by King Salman in Saudi Arabia

Jan 12, 2018 11:15 AM ET

NEW YORK and LONDON, January 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The winners of the 2017 King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness (RC) Award were honored in the prestigious annual Award Gala that took place in December 2017 in Riyadh. King Salman recognized and acclaimed winning companies for their excellent sustainability and responsible competitiveness leadership, outstanding management practices and innovative social and environmental initiatives.

The winners of the 2017 Responsible Competitiveness (RC) Award are:

Overall Winners

  1. Arabian Drilling Company
  2. Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden)
  3. Special Direction and Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) *tied for the third place

Core Area Winners

  • Workforce: Glowork
  • Innovation for Development: Tarbiyah Namouthajiya School
  • Local Suppliers: National Industrialization Company (TASNEE)
  • Governance: General Electric (GE)
  • Environmental Management: Arabian Petrochemical Company (Petrokemya)

Following the Award Gala, all 2017 RC Award applicants and interested organizations have been invited to attend a Leading Practices Workshop that will take place in February 2018 in Riyadh. Participants of the RC Award process will receive customized scorecard reports detailing their performance in this year's Award, and will also have the opportunity to network and learn emerging and leading practices in sustainability management topics from peers and sustainability experts.

The 2018 cycle for the RC Award will soon be underway. For more information, please visit the King Khalid Foundation’s website.

About The King Khalid Foundation and the RC Award
King Khalid Foundation (KKF) aims to be the leader and role model in the philanthropic and development work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to positively impact peoples' lives by providing innovative solutions to critical socio-economic challenges in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. KKF has a legacy of managing high impact programs in the Kingdom, in partnership with business and government. Examples of these programs include: No More Abuse, a public awareness campaign in partnership with Memac Ogilvy, after which the “Women and Child Abuse Prevention Law” was adopted; Our Youth Our Future, a large-scale youth training and employment program in partnership with HRDF aimed at providing training and employment for over 3,500 youths; The King Khalid Awards, annual awards for Non-Profit Excellence, Development Partners, and Responsible Competitiveness.

The Responsible Competitiveness (RC) Award focuses on responsible competitiveness and corporate responsibility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The award aims to support businesses to strengthen their competitiveness, whilst simultaneously enhancing their environmental, social and governance performance. The RC Award aligns with the King Khalid Foundation’s aims to be a leader in philanthropic and sustainable development, through providing innovative solutions to critical socio-economic challenges across Saudi Arabia. The RC Award is an effective tool for social change and is designed to recognize, encourage and support exceptional achievements by organizations.

About AccountAbility
AccountAbility is a global consulting and sustainability standards firm that works with businesses, governments and multilateral organisations to advance responsible business practices and improve long-term performance. Since 1995, AccountAbility has been supporting corporations, non-profits and governments in embedding ethical, environmental, social and governance accountability in their organisational DNA. AccountAbility has partnered with the King Khalid Foundation since 2008 to proudly deliver the Responsible Competitiveness (RC) Award in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.