Hayfa Abuzabibah, ADG Head of Group Human Resources
In January 2020, Al-Dabbagh Group (ADG) participated in the Great Place to Work® recognition program. At ADG, creating and sustaining a healthy, engaging, and happy working environment is an absolute priority; one we are committed to, constantly working to ensure the best possible work environment for our colleagues.
Although 2020 was a challenging year, it was not without it’s achievements or silver linings. By springtime, ADG was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in KSA ranked at #6, an improvement over last year’s ranking of #7. The good news did not stop there: ADG was also immensely proud to officially be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Women in GCC in 2020, ranking at #6; one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials in GCC ranked at # 18 and as one of the Best Workplaces in the Middle East for 2020, ranked at # 16.
What sets ADG apart? Our home-grown, tried and tested corporate culture ecosystem Omnipreneurship. The three principles, five values and ten golden rules that are embraced and practiced by ADG and our sister companies provides a strong foundation and basis for reaching our goals, and getting there in an enthusiastic, collaborative and respectful manner.
2020 also saw ADG reach the short-list for the 11th Annual Responsible Business Awards (RBA), under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Impact Category. ADG was the only company from the Middle East to be shortlisted in this category, competing side-by-side with companies such McKinsey & Company and Samsung. The SDG Impact award recognizes a company, initiative or campaign which best aligns their impact with the SDGs and sets industry-leading standards as a company. ADG will continue do its part and play a significant role in contributing to the SDGs across all the operating portfolios through the lens of the 4Ps: People, Environment, Philanthropy, and Profit.
Although receiving awards are not our end goal, the ones ADG received in 2020 have added fuel to the fire of our passion and motivation. With the knowledge that we are fulfilling our mission and vision of being an impactful business with purpose, we hope that 2021 allows us to build upon these results.