Industry Recognition For Spark as the City of Firsts Collects Cityscape Award for Innovative Technology and Design

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King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) has received the Cityscape Intelligence 2021 award in the Tech and Innovation Category, Saudi Arabia.


The prestigious platform is held every quarter and celebrates the MENA region’s best and boldest projects by honouring the real estate developers and architects shaping the region’s skylines. The panel of expert judges examine projects that not only show architectural excellence but also speak to the changing and challenging climate. This is the first time Cityscape has had a KSA-specific real estate award platform and SPARK is one of the first entities to win.

Commenting on this recognition, President and CEO of SPARK, Saif Al Qahtani, said, “We are immensely proud to receive an award in this category. SPARK is progressing at full speed to develop a globally-unique energy-centric ecosystem, set to play a major role in the diversification of Saudi Arabia’s economy and to be a catalyst of growth for local, regional and global organizations. SPARK is the world’s first industrial city with Silver LEED certification. SPARK is also the first entity in the Kingdom and in the region to pioneer the use of multiple cutting-edge technologies, ensuring sustainability remains at the heart of its development. This include green concrete, ConXTech modular building technology, non-metallic rebar use in bridges among other technologies.. We are grateful to be recognized for our proactive approach to building sustainably for the Kingdom’s future, and we hope that this award is one of many to come.”

The Cityscape Intelligence Awards recognise real estate developers and architects for their work in transforming the region’s real estate landscape, considering a vast array of completed and future projects from across the MENA region.

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SAB Express Chairman Signs CEO Statement of Support for Women’s Empowerment Principles

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Signing accompanies the launch of a Saudi Female Customs Program in cooperation with the Saudi Customs Authority.


Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, March 8, 2021 — SAB Express, a FedEx Express global service provider in Saudi Arabia, announced that Sheikh Salah Al Bluewi, the Chairman, has signed the CEO statement of support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business.

Established by the United Nations Global Compact and United Nations Women, the Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of seven actions that companies choose to adopt to advance gender equality in the workplace and community.

Sheikh Salah endorsed the statement of support in the presence of the company leadership and team members in Jeddah.

Sheikh Salah said, “We empower women by providing them a platform to contribute to their economy and actively participate in the workforce. By adopting the Women’s Empowerment Principles, we will sustain our efforts to continue developing a successful, diverse and inclusive work environment where all team members have the opportunity to participate and succeed.”

In addition, as part of the company’s commitment to empowering women, SAB Express is launching a Saudi Female Customs program in cooperation with the Saudi Customs Authority, which will aim to staff nearly a third of the company’s customs agents positions with women. The Saudi Female Customs program will focus on providing employment opportunities to Saudi female graduates and developing their skills in the field of customs clearance.

This initiative aligns closely with the overarching theme of Saudi Vision 2030 of making the Kingdom a diverse and sustainable economy. A strategic partnership with Saudi Customs effectively meets the Saudi Vision 2030 goals and demonstrates SAB’s commitment to investing in Saudization and fostering a diverse and inclusive organizational culture that offers increased employment opportunities for women.

“We’re proud to support our service providers across our network, not only from the business side, but with activities that enhance diversity, inclusion, and gender equality across the organization. Initiatives like the Saudi Female Customs program allow us to share our cultural values and meet the needs of our customers and the communities we serve globally”, said Hassan Bouadar, vice president Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion Council Lead, FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.

According to the 2020 Global Gender Gap Report by World Economic Forum, gender gaps in the Middle East and North Africa region would potentially be closed in 140 years at the current pace. Recognizing that companies play a major role in improving gender balance in the workplace, SAB Express is committed to implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles by providing equal workplace opportunities, attracting diverse talent, and modeling positive team behavior that is free of gender bias.

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New FedEx World Service Centers in Saudi Arabia

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SAB Express, FedEx Express global service provider in Saudi Arabia, is bringing the world closer to its business community with the opening of five new FedEx World Service Centers®.


The new service centers located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, and the Eastern Province, will operate as per the following table:

WSC Operating Hours Address
Riyadh
(Main Retail)

Saturday – Thursday

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

King Abdullah Road –
Al Muhammadiyah
Khobar
(Main Retail)

Saturday – Thursday

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Al Jubail Street –
Al Khobar Al Janobee
Jeddah

Saturday – Thursday

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Al Safa Street –
Al Nahdah
Jubail

Saturday – Thursday

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Street 118 –
Industrial Support City
Medina

Saturday – Thursday

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Uthman Ibn Affan Road –
Almasane

 

The FedEx World Service Centers® across Saudi Arabia offer international shipping services to customers, including:

  • FedEx International Priority (IP), express deliveries for your shipments in 2 to 3 business days to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide
  • FedEx International First (FIF), for urgent early morning deliveries
  • FedEx 10Kg and 25Kg Boxes for cost effective international shipping

The opening of the new service centers brings new possibilities to customers across the Kingdom, and reinforces the company’s commitment to investing in the economic transformation of the country, aligning with the Saudi Vision 2030.

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