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United Development Company Receives International Safety Award with Distinction for The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island and Rewards Contractors’ Contribution
United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari public shareholding company and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island, has received the International Safety Award 2021 with Distinction by the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to safeguarding the Health and Safety of its community at The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island including workers and workplaces.
This award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated commitment to occupational health, safety and wellbeing where 85 organizations of all sizes and sectors in more than 37 countries worldwide, were awarded for their commitment to International Safety standards out of a total 532 candidates.
On the occasion of World Health and Safety Day, UDC has recognized eight contractors for their strong commitment to Health and Safety Management for their contribution to the milestone achievement of more than 27 million total safe man-hours in UDC’s projects across The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island.
UDC maintains the highest standard of Health and Safety by applying core strategic approaches to monitoring and regulating work environments in addition to promoting a culture of accountability to mitigate exposure to risks. As such, UDC continues to conduct periodic safety and fire life safety inspections in addition to various audits and training, with zero lost time injury cases recorded for all UDC projects at The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island.
UDC is a leading Qatari public shareholding company with a mission to identify and invest in long-term projects contributing to Qatar’s growth and providing good shareholder value. Established in 1999, the Company was first listed on the Qatar Exchange in June of 2003. UDC activities cover a multitude of vital investment sectors including real-estate development, property management, infrastructure and utilities, maritime & hospitality related businesses.