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Sustainability

  • We follow UAE labour law in letter and spirit. We have fair treatment policy for all people irrespective of their nationality or religion. We provide a safe and healthy work environment which includes air conditioned offices, ergonomic furniture and equipment. People work 45 hours per week.

    The Kanoo Group has started a program to implement Dubai Quality Mark (DQM) standard which includes management systems for Quality, (ISO 9001), Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001) and Environment Management (ISO 14001). We have carried out initial gap analysis and are working towards full compliance to DQM.

    Kanoo Travel is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standard.

  • The Kanoo Group is an active member of EEG. We participate in EEG’s paper recycling program. We also participate in a number of programs of EEG and sponsored their activities from time to time.

    We have carried out Kaizen campaigns in various departments of Kanoo Travel and have saved large amount of paper (equivalent to 40 trees per year) by reducing consumption and reusing paper. We received awards from Dubai Quality Group in their Kaizen competition in 2009 for such efforts.

    We have recently conducted energy audit of our main office building and estimated our Carbon foot print. Action is being taken to reduce energy consumption by reducing and replacing lights and using treatments in Air conditioning equipment to reduce electricity consumption.

    We have HSE and CSR policy documented and signed by the Chairman of the company.

  • The Kanoo Group plans to improve the energy efficiency of its headquarters by 20% by running a chemical additive through the cooling pipes of its air-con system to remove accumulated oil.

    We have carried out Kaizen campaigns in various departments of Kanoo Travel and have saved large amount of paper (equivalent to 40 trees per year) by reducing consumption and reusing paper. We received awards from Dubai Quality Group in their Kaizen competition in 2009 for such efforts.

    We have recently conducted energy audit of our main office building and estimated our Carbon foot print. Action is being taken to reduce energy consumption by reducing and replacing lights and using treatments in Air conditioning equipment to reduce electricity consumption.

    We have HSE and CSR policy documented and signed by the Chairman of the company.

  • We have recently documented a Code of Conduct for employees. Each employee existing and new is required to read and sign it. It specifies ethical business practices (e.g. giving and taking of gifts, no conflict of interest, employee grievance handling and whistle blower policies). A copy of the same can be made available on demand.

    All advertisement material is reviewed by authorised management officials before its publication. The Code of Conduct book prohibits employees from misrepresenting any aspect of business and making false or unsubstantiated claims to anyone in the market.

  • For the past decades, The Kanoo Group has been integrating corporate philanthropy in one of its missions to foster a community-based sustainable development in areas such as arts, education, health, social welfare and the environment.

    The Kanoo Group dynamically conforms to sustainable growth with Government initiatives on Quality and Business Excellence. This is clear in its consistent awards on Dubai Quality Award (DQA) and Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) for the last ten years including the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Excellence Program of Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

    In particular, The Kanoo Group supports major sponsorship to charitable initiatives as well as noteworthy events such as: 21st McDermott Charity Golf Classic to help the Dubai Center for Special Needs (DCSN); GCC Forum on Avoidable Blindness, organized by Sightsavers Middle East and Prevention of Blindness Union (PBU); 2013 Abu Dhabi Industry Award (ADIA) to honors students of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) for their exceptional academic performances; the 6th International Koodiyaattam & Kathakali Festival to support Thiranottam, a non-profit organisation that promotes and sustains classical art forms of Kerala and their artistes; Al Noor Center; Red Crescent, on top of various donations to other disaster relief and community projects.

    Additionally, The Kanoo Group together with joint partners also led a charity event to support Dubai Autism Center. Beit Al Khair Society, a social and humanitarian organisation and Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre, an educational institution that supports children with special needs were also beneficiaries to The Kanoo Group philanthropic programs.

    For years, The Kanoo Group has been a constant sponsor of Oil Barons Charity Ball focused on fundraising for Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) charity.

    Similarly, The Kanoo Group has built partnership with various organizations to aid in their mission with similar principles of philanthropy-based approach including Dubai Quality Group (DQG), a non-profit organization that advances learning, promotes quality improvement and Business Excellence practices, The Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG) of Middle East, a non-profit organisation established to promote the cause of supply chain & logistics, Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through the means of education, action programs and community involvement, Community Development Authority that provides training and employment opportunities to physically challenged UAE Nationals, among others.

    The Kanoo Group believes that for a society to thrive, each company should increase its approach to responsible social and environmental standards in building a reputation for integrity and best practice based on distinctive ethical values.

  • 1. We have partnerships with world’s leading organizations in manufacturing and service sectors for example, American Express, Air India, Axa Insurance, Perkins and more than a dozen of manufacturers of machinery and industrial products.


    2. Our partnerships are wells structured with documented contracts and SLAs, which are periodically monitored. The strength of the relationship is evidenced by the length of the sponsorship, some of which are more then 25 years.


    3. We carry out joint development and problem solving activities to provide innovative solutions for the local market.


    4. We actively involve our partners in participating and contributing to business and community related programs.


Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. For humans it is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which in turn depends on the maintenance of the natural world and natural resources.
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