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ABB presented Corporate Social Responsibility Award

ABB has won the Middle East Electricity Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award of the Year for its efforts to continually improve its Health and Safety Standards.

The award was presented to ABB for its 2011 Safety Year campaign, which included a special safety week for all of its operations in the Middle East, which also included families and general public.

Commenting on the award, ABB Health and Safety manager for India, Middle East and Africa, Gary Foote, said "The health and safety and welfare of our employees, contractors, customers is our No 1 top priority, we want everyone who works for and with ABB to go home safely to their families every night, to achieve this goal, everyone must work together to prevent unsafe behaviors and conditions. The Health and Safety week was aimed at raising these standards through awareness sessions and trainings, not just in ABB, but also in the community at large."

"We set very high standards in ABB and whilst we can and should be proud of the significant progress we have made in increasing awareness in health and safety, we still must simply do more and everyone must take ownership of and personal accountability for safety and health at their worksites. 2012 continues to be a year of health and safety in ABB and we hope this year's safety week will be even more effective than the last", he added.

During April 2011, more than 5000 ABB employees and subcontractors from UAE, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan and the Near East had the opportunity to participate in training and fun events aimed at raising awareness of health and safety in the workplace, at home and on the roads. Other events took place across Africa and India.