Water and food challenges are here to stay. Due to growing global populations and expanding economic development, the demand for more water and food is ever-increasing. Closing the gap between supply and demand requires extensive investment in diverse sustainable infrastructure development projects. For over 60 years, TAHAL has played a key role in developing water resources and enhancing agricultural production worldwide. In order to create sustainable infrastructure projects while avoiding “white elephants” of little value, for each project TAHAL considers the needs of both current and future stakeholders. TAHAL is fully committed to implementing projects in a socially responsible, environmentally friendly and safe manner.
Social Responsibility TAHAL’s integrated water and agriculture projects in rural areas of developing countries demonstrate how social, environmental and economic goals are intertwined. Such projects not only support water and food security, but also create job opportunities, generate income in rural areas, and reduce wealth inequality. TAHAL employees also carry out volunteer projects serving needy populations in their local communities.
Environmental Responsibility TAHAL acts responsibly by carrying out environmental impact assessments as an integral part of implemented projects. TAHAL also considers a project’s environmental impact at the internal planning and design stages, working to prevent and mitigate environmental risks. By doing so, TAHAL also meets the requirements of leading commercial banks when offering project financing. TAHAL’s rural development projects often benefit the environment by slowing desertification and reducing urbanization caused by rural migration to cities. TAHAL’s environmental management system is certified in compliance with ISO 14001:2004.
Health and Safety Responsibility TAHAL’s development projects have a positive health impact on local populations, often increasing general hygiene and newborn survival rates. TAHAL is committed to following rigorous safety and health procedures, thereby assuring a safe and healthy working environment in local communities, at project sites, and at its worldwide offices. TAHAL’s quality assurance system and occupational health and safety management systems are certified in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007, respectively.