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Aamal Readymix wins International Qatar Sustainability Award 2016

Doha, Qatar – November 22 2016

Aamal Readymix, a branch of Aamal Company Q.S.C. and one of Qatar’s largest producers of quality ready mixed concrete has been awarded the First International Qatar Sustainability Award 2016 by the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC). The award recognizes Aamal Readymix’s contribution to green and sustainable design in the development of concrete under the Green Building Material and Green Concrete categories.

The Qatar Sustainability Awards aim to honor the commitment, effort, and contribution of both companies and individuals in the field of sustainable development and environmental protection in Qatar and beyond. The Awards also accept nominations from various categories within the requirements and trends of the green building and sustainability industries. The main categories of Qatar Sustainability Awards include Green Buildings, Green Hospitality, Green Service Providers, Building Products and Technologies, Green Research and Sustainability Initiatives. The winners were selected following a detailed review of the nominations by an expert panel of judges comprising senior sustainability experts, academics, and other industry practitioners.  Mr. Meshal Al-Shamari, Director, QGBC, said that the collective efforts of these organizations, which are active members of Qatar’s sustainability industry, are advancing the Qatar National Vision 2030. “These awards serve to raise sustainability awareness and encourage the wider industry to do their part and work towards building a ‘greener’ future”.

For over two decades, Aamal Readymix has recognized that business needs society as much as society needs business, and that operating in a socially responsible way is key to operating in local communities. Within this context, Aamal Readymix is actively participating in a number of initiatives, and has made important contributions in the field of sustainable development and environmental protection.

Accepting the Award, Mr. Parveez Aslam, General Manager, Aamal Readymix, said: “It was a great honor to participate in the Qatar Sustainability Awards and receiving the first award is a strong endorsement of our commitment to sustainable development. Our nomination was the result of our continuous efforts in maintaining a green environment while using advanced products and technologies. Aamal Readymix is making great strides toward sustainability and green buildings, from initial design concepts that incorporate low-impact building materials, to using more energy efficient equipment, reducing construction site waste and practicing inter-company sustainability. Through these steps, we aim to minimize the impact of our operational procedures on the surrounding environment.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank QGBC for their efforts in educating the public through honest communication, which can help them better understand the industry’s role in addressing environmental responsibility for a more sustainable future”.

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About Aamal Readymix:
Aamal Readymix is considered one of the largest producers of quality ready mixed concrete in Qatar. Aamal Readymix has production facilities near major construction activity hubs in the country and is regarded by a wide variety of business contractors, including mega-scale projects in both the public and private sectors, as the preferred source of quality ready mix concrete.

Aamal Readymix is an ISO certified branch for Quality Management ISO standard 9001:2008, Occupational Health OHSAS standard ISO 18001:2007 and Environmental ISO standard 14001:2004.

Aamal Company Q.S.C.:
Aamal Company is one of the GCC’s fastest growing diversified conglomerates, with a market capitalization at 21 November 2016 of QAR 8.4bn (US$ 2,3bn), delivering a compound annual growth rate in net profit before fair value gains on investment properties in excess of 20% from 2006-2015 and generating annual revenues of QAR 2.9bn (US$ 791.4m) in 2015. 3 Aamal is one of the largest diversified companies quoted on the Qatar Stock Exchange (“QSE”), having been listed since December 2007, and is a constituent member of the QE Index which is a measure of the 20 largest and most liquid stocks listed on the Qatar market and also one of the constituents of the 22 QSE listed stocks which joined the FTSE Secondary Emerging Markets Index. Focused on sustained, profitable growth and strongly diversified, with 25 business units with market leading positions in the key industrial, retail, property, managed services and medical equipment and pharmaceutical sectors, Aamal offers investors a high quality and balanced exposure to Qatar’s economic growth and development.

Media Contacts: –
Aamal Company Q.S.C.
Arwa Goussous – Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: +974- 55139539E-mail: [email protected]

Laura Ackel – Communications and Marketing Executive
Tel: +974- 66716576
E-mail: [email protected]

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