Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) released its second Sustainability Report for the year 2012 titled ‘Step by Step’. The title reflects SABIC’s commitment to work continuously over time toward a more sustainable way of doing business and to a more sustainable future. The new report incorporates additional performance metrics and also responds to the feedback from SABIC’s customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.
Last year SABIC issued its first ever sustainability report, introducing its heritage and commitment to advancing economic, social and environmental sustainability throughout its business. This year’s report reflects SABIC’s determination to enhance its sustainability performance continuously over time and respond to additional stakeholder expectations.
The report and its related components (CEO message, Feedback etc. ) can be viewed at…
Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Administration, Ghanim Al-Kuwari, delivered a speech at the inaugural session of the second Doha Carbon and Energy Forum, being held under the patronage of His Excellency Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry at the Qatar National Convention Centre from 11 – 13 November.
Qatargas is a strategic sponsor of the forum that brings together international, regional, and Qatari experts to discuss current emerging and innovative technologies in Carbon capture and storage, alternative energy and energy efficiency.
Mr. Al-Kuwari’s speech outlined the current and future developments in the State of Qatar with regard to carbon capture and storage, climate change, alternative fuels and energy efficiency.
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While more companies in the Middle East are taking part in CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities, the region is still lagging compared to other parts of the world, according to speakers at the Arabia CSR Forum and Awards Ceremony 2013 on Thursday.
The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates airline and Group and chairman of Dubai Airports.
“We are well behind in the Middle East and are not doing enough to serve our societies,” Abdul Rahman Jawahery, president of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), told Gulf News on the sidelines of the conference.…
Corporate Social Responsibility is a relatively new business discipline and its inclusion in the mainstream management consulting is even newer. As companies embed corporate social responsibility into their businesses, the value of working with CSR consultants isn’t always clear.
The first time I worked with a Saudi business contemplating CSR, what struck me most was how receptive the management was to new ideas. Yes I could hear trepidation and fear of unknown territories but above it all was that the leadership had no preconceived notions of what true CSR looks like or what they need to do in order to be a responsible corporate citizen. This could be a mixed blessing with the consultant having a very hard time convincing the management about the business value of just about every program they recommend but since the client is a clean slate, it is also a great opportunity to establish trust and credibility with the client by proposing solutions that could be innovative and…Continue
Doha Bank won the prestigious Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability 2013. Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank, received the award from the Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, UK at the 13th International Conference on Corporate Governance & Sustainability. The event was hosted by the Institute of Directors, India as part of London Global Convention 2013.
On receiving the award, Dr. R. Seetharaman said, “This is a milestone achievement in our efforts towards sustainability. It gives us a boost to strengthen our efforts towards sustainable development. Doha Bank will continue to work on sustainable development of its stakeholders.”
Dr. R. Seetharaman also participated in the panel discussion “Rejuvenating economy through Sustainability”. Speaking at the Panel discussion. Dr. R.…Continue
CSR Qatar 2013, the prominent sustainability summit on 24 and 25 November in Doha, Qatar, is to be chaired by the founder of the Anglo-Dutch sustainability firm EMG, known for its highly advanced approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR), and leading specialist in the field of the circular economy.
Just days after a major international study commissioned by the UN Global Compact revealed that already one in three CEOs are actively seeking to employ circular economy (recycling) models, it signifies that Qatar is well in sync with global trends.
Drs Daan Elffers, who founded EMG in 2004 and is also an advisor with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute inCalifornia, will speak about the business opportunities behind implementing CSR at this level, and the premium circular economy model Cradle to…Continue
The first CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility - المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات- Sustainability) Platform of the Middle East region since 2005