To minimise our carbon footprint, while actively supporting national sustainability initiatives.
To support charities, events, education and national aid campaigns.
To enhance and support the well-being of our workers at every level.
Our Environmental Services team regularly organises events to help clean up Saadiyat and Sir Bani Yas Island, while at the same time spreading the word and raising awareness about the importance of preserving our environmental community as a whole.
For two years in a row, the company has participated in the annual 'Clean Up UAE' campaign organised by the Emirates Environment Group. The event brought a lot of people from the wider Abu Dhabi community together to clean up of the shores of Saadiyat Public Beach and Sir Bani Yas Island.
Our CSR work has also stretched to include the medical field, where we've donated an ambulance to the Red Crescent Authority. We have also arranged for the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank to visit TDIC's headquarters, giving the largest number of our employees an opportunity to participate in a blood donation drive.
In 2012, we launched the English Literacy Programme at the Saadiyat Accommodation Village to help improve the English of the construction workers residing at the community. Organised and taught by staff volunteers, the classes have been received with great enthusiasm and have witnessed great success. To date, a total of 90 workers have graduated from the programme. Upon completion of the programme, a graduation ceremony is held in recognition of the workers' achievement. A similar programme has been running for the past three years on Sir Bani Yas Island. Over 50 students have graduated through the Sir Bani Yas Education and Training Centre, taking a course for the use of the English language with focus on work-related topics.
We also regularly hold book donation drives to help build the workers' library at the community. An internal newsletter is also published and distributed throughout the Saadiyat Accommodation Village to highlight the many activities that take place at the Village and to share residents' stories.
One of our flagship projects is the development of the
Saadiyat Cultural District. This highly impressive development will include world-class museums and performing arts centres, which will result in a truly international cultural platform for people from all walks of life. Today, the Cultural District with its established venues - Manarat Al Saadiyat and UAE Pavilion - has played host to international exhibitions and cultural events from around the world, making art, in its various forms, accessible to all visitors and residents of Abu Dhabi.