In 2020, Agility was among 31 companies, from an original group of 425 applicants, which received the Taqdeer Award for providing the best working conditions for laborers. This award goes to distinguished companies operating in construction, manufacturing, services and free zones in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, recognizing and rewarding the organizations for creating and maintaining world-class working conditions. In 2020, the award recognized our commitment to fair labour practices, particularly for our early and continuous efforts during the pandemic to keep our frontline workers safe.
Agility received a 4-star rating each year for its labor practices, and is the first and only to receive it in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) in the United Arab Emirates. JAFZ is a base for more than 8,000 companies from over 100 companies, sustaining an estimated 135,000 jobs. As a pioneering award winner, Agility demonstrates leadership in a very challenging environment, in which Agility’s own employees come from more than 28 different nationalities.
Four and five-star winning companies receive a full evaluation report that helps them to identify areas for improvement. Among other winners, Agility will enjoy preferential treatment for government projects and an improved reputation for international contracts.
This is the second time Agility has received the award. Agility also won the Taqdeer Award in 2018.