I want to begin by thanking our Team and Partners for their trust and relentless support. I would also like to share my sincere gratitude towards them who have gone out of their way to support our clients, communities and one another with their relentless efforts, compassion and commitment. I am sure their efforts will reap benefits and make us stronger.
The new generation should be aware of the suffering of our ancestors. This awareness will provide them with drive, firmness and solidity in order to complete the epic of construction and development initiated by our Founding father Sheikh Zayed and our ancestors. This odyssey of accomplishments and contributions is an embodiment of our national ambitions after decades of disarray, backwardness and deprivation.
Our success has always been our only path that drives us to achieve achievements while maintaining safety, quality and sustainability.
In these unprecedented times, the onus is on us to successfully navigate through the business challenges that almost every industry faces in one form or another. Although I am sure we are all capable and well prepared, it is essential to continue to learn and teach resilience and work with a new mindset and innovative ways to increase value to our clients’ and partners’ businesses. It is important that we continue to re-examine ourselves as times change. We all know that the only constant thing in the world is change.
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. Sustainable development requires human ingenuity. People are the most important resource. Our Forefathers survived the hard terrain and lived with limited resources, and they were able to do so because they recognized the need to conserve it, to take from it only what they needed to live, and to preserve it for succeeding generations. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan