Every year, Galfar Al Misnad conducts an Environment Awareness Campaign for the entire month of June, in solidarity with World Environment Day that is celebrated on June 5th.
This year, the World Environment Day theme for 2022 is #OnlyOneEarth. This calls for collective transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect, and restore our planet, while encouraging everyone, everywhere, to live sustainably.
Galfar Al Misnad is committed towards sustainable processes in all our activities and have been certified with ISO 14001: 2015 for our Environmental Management System since 2006. With our annual campaign we strive to educate, encourage, and promote environmental best practices in all our activities.
The Ministry of Labour in Qatar recognized Galfar Al Misnad's consistent efforts towards protecting the #healthandsafety of our employees in the work place at an event organized by the Ministry to observe the World Day for Safety and Health At Work, which is commemorated on April 28th every year.
Our Executive Director Mr. Satish G Pillai & Senior General Manager Mr. Hemachandran received the award from the Qatar Minister of Labour, His Excellency Dr Ali bin Saeed bin Smaikh Al Marri, at the event.
This is a great honour for Galfar Al Misnad, as we have been working on very challenging projects in a vast range of sectors in the country for more than 26 years, and mostly engage with direct manpower. Such recognition reaffirms our commitment towards safety and is a motivation for the team to do even better. We congratulate Mr. Navaneetha Shetty, Head of QHSE, Mr.Venkatesan K, Corporate HSE Manager, and their team for this success, and for ensuring that Health, Safety and Environment regulations are always complied with across the company.
Galfar Al Misnad been awarded the RoSPA Health & Safety – Gold Award 2022. This prestigious international Health & Safety award was given for our performance & HSE initiatives taken during the year 2021.
The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a non-profit organization based in the UK that recognizes organizations worldwide for their efforts in Health & Safety.
We had previously won the RoSPA Health & Safety SILVER Award in 2021, making this the second consecutive year that we are receiving an award from RoSPA.
Congratulations to our entire team, and in particular our QHSE Division for astutely leading the company's HSE strategy and instilling best practices in health and safety at all our sites and offices.
This award serves as a reaffirmation of our founding motto of Safety First. May this motivate us to continue to maintain and improve the HSE standards in all our operations.
At Galfar Al Misnad our women employees hold important positions at all levels of the organization. As women working in the construction industry, each lady is a living testament to the IWD2022 theme - Break The Bias”.
Their diverse roles have bolstered the progress of the company, and brought in valuable gender diversity into our workspace. Though a small community, this tribe of Galfar Women enjoy a constructive and close sisterhood. This was celebrated today at a special International Womens Day event attended by the company's Executive Director, Satish G Pillai, and Senior GM Human Resources, Joy G. Pettah.
Galfar Al Misnad's Roads and Infrastructure in Al Wajba East (Package 01) project that we are executing for Ashghal, has been deemed Best in Country - Qatar by the British Safety Council. This is the first time that Galfar Al Misnad is winning this prestigious award. This comes on the heels of the two International Safety Awards that the company received in 2021. One for the overall safety performance and one with Distinction for the abovementioned project.
This is a testament to Galfar Al Misnad's commitment to our motto of Safety First in all activities, and gives us further resolve to maintain and improve our HSE performance in the future.