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The Award 

There was a time when people used to believe that you didn’t have to be happy at work to succeed. And you didn’t need to like the people you work with, or even share their values. But things have changed, and a growing number of organizations are investing heavily to make employees happy, an investment that brings unexpected benefits to both the organization and its customers.

We want to celebrate those organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership attributes, compassion and purpose in the creation of a sustainable, healthy, and happy workplaces where people can thrive. Forward-thinking organisations that are increasingly recognizing that happiness translates into tangible operational outcomes and has an impact on the bottom line. 

The ambition of this Award scheme is clear: Recognizing excellence in workplace responsibility by evaluating the processes and policies that support Happiness of the workforce.


The specific objectives of the Award are:


  • recognizing organizations that are game changers, the forward-thinking ones that strive to do things differently and put their workforce at the heart of its operations.

  • highlight leading examples of companies actively looking at creating a workplace culture that nurtures, engages employees and reinforces their role in a sustainable future.

  • promote and share good practices and celebrate the achievements of winning organizations and appreciating the journey undertaken by all the organizations’ that applied for the award.


The Happiness @ Work Award is managed by Sustainable Mindz, a pioneering strategic Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) expertise Centre in the Gulf and MENA region. Sustainable Mindz believes that the conventional way of enabling companies to become more socially and environmentally responsible is not enough for creating change, and focuses on enabling organizational excellence that is fun, engaging and sustainable.

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This award contributes to the following Global Goals:

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Previous Cycle Winners 

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