Naved Shaikh was named the sustainability champion at the Dubai Sustainable Tourism awards organized by The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) at the Intercontinental Festival City on 18 June 2019.
Reportedly, the annual awards recognise those companies and individuals within the tourism sector that have demonstrated good practices when it comes to reducing a company’s carbon footprint, to promote sustainability in the tourism industry.
In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision for Dubai as a sustainable city, the Dubai Sustainable Tourism Awards set the foundation for Dubai’s tourism industry to work cooperatively to achieve better sustainability practices.
Shaikh, who has headed Taj Dubai’s continued efforts to reduce waste and energy while increasing the hotels sustainability, was honoured with the sustainability champion award, which is presented to industry leaders that have strongly impacted the sustainability of the tourism industry in Dubai, a statement said.
On receiving the award he said: “The work that DTCM is doing is encouraging many positive changes in the industry and I am glad to be a part of it. I am passionate about sustainability and ensuring that Taj Dubai offers a world class stay experience, whilst continuing to reduce our environmental impact.”