85% Of Aldar’s Workforce Choosing To Vaccinate Against Covid-19 So Far
• Over 19,000 employees across Aldar group have received a Covid-19 vaccine dose in less than a month.
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 February 2021: Aldar Properties (‘Aldar’) has announced that 85% of its workforce has chosen to vaccinate against Covid-19 so far, with over 19,000 people having received a Covid-19 vaccine dose in less than a month. This includes Aldar’s executive management, employees working at Headquarters and Aldar Estates and those across the Company’s entire portfolio of malls, hotels and schools.
To facilitate the process for those who choose to vaccinate, Aldar has partnered with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), VPS Healthcare, and Burjeel hospitals.
Bayan Al Hosani, Executive Director for People, Culture & Performance, Aldar, said: “Our leadership has worked tirelessly to ensure we remain as protected and as resilient as possible in the face of Covid-19. They have gone above and beyond to ensure that those of us who choose to vaccinate have access to a Covid-19 vaccine, free of charge. So now more than ever is the time to unite in our fight against this virus. By encouraging our employees to choose to vaccinate, we are delivering on our commitment to preserving their health and wellbeing. We truly hope that others will follow suit so that we can support our leadership in achieving the target of vaccinating 50% of the eligible UAE population by the end of March. I would encourage everyone to choose to vaccinate, while also continuing to adhere to all precautionary measures, to curb the spread of Covid-19.”
“We would like to thank the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Abu Dhabi Police as well as VPS Healthcare, Burjeel Hospitals and all the healthcare workers and heroes for their relentless efforts in keeping our nation safe,” she added.
The ‘Choose to Vaccinate’ campaign encourages UAE nationals and residents to receive a Covid-19 vaccine to build their immunity against the virus. As a socially responsible business, Aldar has been supporting the campaign since its launch and raising awareness about the importance of vaccinations with bespoke, creative and informative content. Aldar has dedicated digital screens across its various assets to educate the public about the importance of choosing to vaccinate. It has put up banners across all community retail, installed campaign messaging across project hoardings and supported the campaign across its social media platforms.
The Company has supported nationwide efforts to protect health and wellbeing and promote business continuity since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic with a number of initiatives and measures across its development and asset management businesses. These included installing thermal cameras, conducting individual temperature checks, providing adequate personal protective equipment and resources and conducting periodic testing. This was in addition to Aldar’s AED 190 million programme aimed at supporting residential communities, schools, retail partners and home buyers.