United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari development and investment firm and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, has won two accolades at the Qatar Achievement on Vocational Safety and Qatar Labor Rights Protection Conferences.
UDC received the Labor Rights Protection Shield at the Labor Rights Protection Conference, an award recognizing organizations which have successfully implemented fair, work-friendly practices and standards throughout their domain of operations. It also received a safety award during a conference held to release the Qatar Achievement on Vocational Safety book in collaboration with Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Abdullatif Ali Al-Yafei, UDC chief corporate development officer, who represented the company in both events along with other senior executives, said the achievements were clearly in recognition of UDC's commitment to safety as well as the protection of labor rights in the workplace.
"Qatar is a truly unique country where safety and labor protection rights are expected of all companies engaged in business and development operations in the country," Al-Yafei said. "UDC is proud to take the lead as a safety conscientious employer that treats labors fairly and justly while it contributes to the development of this great nation. Winning awards such as these is a validation that we are on the right path." UDC plays a key role in the country's development while maintaining strict safety and health standards. The company employs a highly-trained and experienced health and safety team using the latest technology and applying the highest standards and procedures in regulating working conditions. Subsidiary operations and construction sites are regularly monitored through inspections, audits and site visits conducted by the company's health, safety and environment (HSE) department.