Port Wings News Network:
Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company, has won the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year category at the Logistics Middle East Awards 2018 for its Positive Pulse employee wellness programme.
Gulftainer was recognised from among 45 shortlisted companies across 12 categories at the event that celebrated excellence in the supply chain.
Launched in 2017 as a four-week corporate wellness programme with each week focusing on a distinct well-being theme, Positive Pulse was acknowledged for its significant beneficial impact on the company’s employees. The programme’s success has led to institutionalising the wellness program as a core part of Gulftainer’s employee engagement strategy.
Speaking on the achievement, Peter Richards, Group CEO of Gulftainer, said: “Gulftainer is proud to receive an accolade among other leaders in the sector at this prestigious industry awards event. Our success in the highly competitive category validates our commitment to promoting occupational health and well-being, and reinforces our dedication to investing in our employees.”In addition to Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year, Gulftainer’s Jubail Container Terminal was shortlisted in the Supply Chain Hub of the Year category at the Logistics Middle East Awards 2018. The company’s Saudi terminal saw an impressive 26 per cent throughput growth last year, and received the largest container vessel to arrive at Jubail till date with the maiden call of Evergreen Marine Corporation’s 14,424-TEU EMC Taurus in November 2017.
Positive Pulse previously topped the Corporate Health and Wellness Initiative category at the Daman Corporate Health Awards 2017.