Awards and Recognition

The Group and its subsidiaries received several awards for community services or business excellence. These included:
- Savola Group
  • Savola received the Golden Peacock award for excellence in corporate governance from the UK’s Institute of Directors. The award was presented at the 14th London Global Convention by Mrs Theresa May, the British Home Secretary.
  • Won the Global Leadership Award in CSR during the World CSR Day International Conference in Mumbai, where companies from more than 46 countries participated.
  • Savola became the world’s first food and retail company to issue a sustainability report checked by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the first Saudi company to issue a GRI-checked G4 report.
  • Represented by Afia International Company, Savola received top ranking in the first phase of the Disability Confidence evaluation conducted by Qaderoon, the business and disability network.

- Panda Retail Company
  • Food Business Excellence Award 2014, from House of Consultancy for best food retail marketer.
  • Best Employer in Middle East & North Africa Region 2014, from Aon Hewitt.
  • Brand Excellence in the Retail Sector Award 2014, from CMO Asia.
  • Best Saudi Working Environment – ranked sixth in 2014 by Al-Eqtisadia newspaper.