Our Correspondent / EMIRATES BUSINESS
Dulsco, a regional leader in human resource solutions and waste management services, has touched the 80 year milestone in 2015. Dulsco was set up in 1935 as a stevedoring company. During its initial years of operation, the company used to provide stevedoring services to ships at the anchorage and barges.
By the 1970s, and with the opening of Port Rashid in Dubai, Dulsco grew into a full-fledged stevedoring company that ably served the port and other companies. The company started providing various categories of manpower services through the eighties. Soon, Dulsco had matured into one of the UAE’s most significant provider of human resource solutions. In the nineties, Dulsco started waste management services, thus expanding its services portfolio. In 2005, Dulsco became a limited liability company and expanded its geographic presence to include all the Emirates and neighbouring Gulf countries, launching operations in Qatar by 2007. While, stevedoring continues to be the core business, Dulsco today operates as a full service HR solutions and waste management services provider with staff strength of over 12,000 employees.
S Balakumar, Managing Director of Dulsco, told Emirates Business, “As Dulsco continues to achieve success in its multifaceted businesses, it never forgets to give back to the community in which it operates. Dulsco’s efforts in this category are aligned to two strong pillars: contributing to society and environmental awareness.”
The company has partnered with Dubai Municipality for the latter’s ‘My City My Environment’ Campaign, to make Dubai an environmentally sustainable city. The door-to-door waste segregation, collection and recycling program, was flagged off by the distribution of colour coded bins. Over the course of one year, more than 60,000 UAE residents utilized this service and recycled waste equivalent to saving 14.7 million gallons of water.
“The company has engaged in philanthropic activities that include the donation of ambulances to Red Crescent and providing relief to victims of floods and wars. Workers Welfare has always been a high priority area and Dulsco teamed with Group on to provide free medical check-up for workers. Last year the company teamed up with Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon as its official recycling partner, helping clean up the city by collecting over 86,500 plastic bottles. The Dulsco Employee Volunteering Programme encourages employees to volunteer time and skills for worthy community causes,” he added.
It is also one of the few elite home grown B2B companies to be awarded the Superbrand status by the UAE Superbrands Council, for its significant contribution to social and