Since we began, we have received a range of awards and industry recognitions that bear testament to our dedication to our work
We are continually striving to improve the level of service and expertise we can offer
Awards are certainly a testimony of this but it’s the training and qualifications that really set us apart from our industry colleagues. We’ve been lucky enough to receive many awards and recognitions over the years but some of our major achievements are highlighted below:
An Accredited Association Management Company® (AAMC®)
We’re the only company in the region, outside the USA, to have received the most prestigious accreditation in community management from the US-based Community Associations Institute (CAI). Not only did we have to work hard to achieve this accreditation, we have to work harder still to keep it.
The first CMCA®s in the Middle East and Asia
Two of our founding team members became the first Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA) property development professionals in the Middle East and Asia when they were certified by the US-based National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM).
Green Facility Management Organisation of the Year 2013 by EGBC
ECM was honoured with the very first Green Facility Management Organization of the Year award by the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC). The award was in recognition of the company’s efforts to ensure sustainable principles, strategies, and practices in managing and maintaining its communities. Among our initiatives in 2013 were a drive to remove invasive Damas trees, an edutainment event for younger residents titled ‘Eco Kids Save the World’, as well as campaigns and community projects to conserve water and energy. These efforts were complemented by a focus on renewable energy initiatives, recycling, and waste management.
First to have ISO certifications
As an entity, ECM was the first association management company in the region to earn the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for quality management systems in 2011. This was later followed by us becoming the first organisation dedicated to association management to be awarded ISO 14001:2015 for our environmental management system; as well as ISO 50001:2011 for our energy management.
In 2015, we added another feather to our hat with OHSAS 18001:2007, the prestigious Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standards certification. The Occupational Health & Safety Management System is applicable to residential & commercial community management services including administrative, technical, customer service, site and contract Management.
This makes us virtually the only such company in the world to achieve such a battery of qualifications. In order to achieve these standards we had to prove we work within a recognised framework of procedures; and to keep them, we must maintain these practices and undergo regular auditing.
Winner and finalist at the Facilities Management Middle East Awards
ECM was one of the finalists at the Facilities Management Middle East Awards 2013 for: Innovative Use of IT in FM, Sustainability Initiative of the Year and Education and Development Initiative of the Year; and in 2012, we won Best Sustainability Initiative of the Year – as part of our continuous endeavors to promote sustainability and cost efficiency, our initiatives and strategies in communities have led to savings of millions.