A new addition to the DAL Food trophy cabinet has arrived


On the 24th of April, DAL’s social initiatives were recognized by the prestigious Arab Society for Social Responsibility and Zayid Al Ataa Initiative at a ceremony sponsored by the Minister of Labour and Social Development in Bahrain. We were awarded the Arab Social Responsibility Pioneer Award for our various social contributions.

Although it was the Baking Development Centre that made the Arab Social Responsibility Network and the Zayid Al Ataa initiative notice DAL’s initiatives back in 2010, they were impressed by all of the sustainable projects that empower communities taking place across DAL Food and the Group.

This year’s annual ceremony was the fourth onewhere DAL Food along with ARAMCO – KSA join the famous previous winners, namely Alwaleed Ibn Talal and Queen Rania Abdallah.

Some of the other initiatives that DAL Food has been recognize for include:-

*The Stevie prize in 2009, received by DAL Dairy for their great customer engagement and creative marketing

*The International Society for Mills awarded Sayga Investment Company an award in 2009 for improving health and safety at work.

*In 2010, the Baking Development Center received the Best Project award from the Arab Social Responsibility network and the UN Global Compact in the UAE.

*The Nobo plant was the first in Sudan to receive the HACCP certificate (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)

A huge congratulation goes out to the DAL Food family and staff for these great accomplishments, as none of this would have been possible without the continuous support and endless efforts from the various departments. Our People are our most important assets and the key to our ongoing success, so we would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to each and every one of you.

Sudanese Nubia: Portrait of a Vanishing Culture


Saturday 7th of May marked Dal Cultural forum’s launch of the book Sudanese Nubia: A Portrait of a Vanishing Culture. A number of esteemed guests graced us with their presence, including the Chairman Mr. Osama Daoud, Dal Food’s Managing Director Mr. Ihab Daoud and the Managing Director of Dal Engineering Mr. Motasim Daoud.

Some well known dignitary attendees that have attended the book include the Embassies of South Africa, Germany and Canada due to their archeological presence in Sudan. Grezelda Altayeb, another significant figured also attended the event reflecting her interest in the Sudanese Nubia, in addition to the fact that she was closely involved in the creation of this bookas well as creating some of its artwork.

Hosted at the new Kia Showroom, celebrations included a display of the images from the book accompanied by a commentary from the authors. The author’s of the book are Robert Dvorak, Holly Payne and Dr. Abdelhafiz Gafar Ali concluded the event by signing copies for the guests. There was also a Nubian band performance adding a cultural flavor to the event.

Quotes from the night“ For a private company to pay attention to ‘vanishing traditions’ and culture in general shows a lot about their values. Tonight’s events taught me a lot about the Nubia, its people and culture”. – Ahmed Mohamed Younis, Journalist “I’d like to extend my thanks to DAL for their endless support and sponsoring the publishing of this book in both Arabic and English allowing it to be spread to a wider audience”. – Dr. Abdelhafiz Jaffar, Author