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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) - the world's biggest corporate sustainability initiative - becoming the first UAE government utility to join the initiative and adopt its 10 basic principles in the fields of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
Dewa said the move is in line with its keenness to support global sustainability initiatives and programmes, and to enhance its leading position among…Continue
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Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, wrapped up the Year of Giving after a host of corporate social responsibility initiatives that aimed to support community development and deliver social and environmental impact. Over the year, EGA employees recorded 2,790 hours of volunteer work whilst participating in multiple companywide CSR schemes.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,…
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The hospitality industry's social responsibility is crucial to its exponential expansion.
It can no longer operate without regard to its surroundings and due consideration to its environmental impact and overall sustainability contributions.
The needs of the times demand that the industry complies with the highest corporate values and ethics that allow it to make a…Continue
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received the Gold Medal of Excellence in the field of Social Responsibility in the Arab World. The Award was presented by the Arab Organisation for Social Responsibility, at its 12th session, during the ‘Regional Forum of individuals and institutions that adopt social responsibility in its corporate activities’, at Savoy Hotel, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The award was presented in recognition of DEWA's role in establishing a culture of corporate…Continue
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Carillion Alawi’s Community Needs Plan (Sustainable Communities) was named Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2017.
The initiative was designed to promote community engagement by enabling the company’s employees to participate in …Continue
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming more fully integrated into the company’s core business strategy. CSR moved beyond philanthropy. It is identified as activity benefiting its shareholders. Industries, that are dependent on the exploitation of natural resources, such as chemical, mining and crude oil production, gas and electric industries, have identified environmental responsibility as their primary CSR focus.
In the Middle East, we can find companies that are still…Continue
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Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, was singled out among the world’s Islamic banks for a prestigious international award in recognition of its corporate social responsibility and financial disclosure.
The award was presented at the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC), which was recently held in Bahrain in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB).
The event, which was attended by leading international banking…
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) has been backing local women for building start-ups in a range of different industries.
Banat Oman is a PDO-backed social investment project, which aims to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship skills among Omani women, helps unemployed women forge rewarding careers and empowers and helps them raise their families’ income.
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47 students spent more than 80 training hours with happiness rate of 99%
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has successfully concluded the ‘Future Engineer’ that took place from 18 to 29 December 2016, as part of the Reading is Positive Energy exhibition in Zabeel Park. The camp encouraged innovation and creativity among students, and provided them with a distinguished educational platform to develop their basic science skills, such as measuring and…
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Dubai-based Tristar Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives have been recognised with the receipt of three separate awards from different organisations in recent weeks. Tristar Group chief executive Eugene Mayne says, “When Tristar was born in 1998 the decision was made to be a responsible business. This meant not only operating to the highest safety and environmental standards but also caring for the communities where the company operates. Over the years Tristar has…Continue
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Releasing the first report by the Dubai Police on sustainability in 2015, Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Quality and Excellence, has affirmed that all efforts were being made to realise the sustainable vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Dr. Al Obaidly said under Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai has emerged among the world’s leading and unique…Continue
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Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation (ALF) and Qatar Voluntary Centre (QVC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share skills and knowledge in training.
QVC will also provide ALF with volunteers and ALF will conduct training for volunteers and provide them with details about events they are participating in before deploying them.
“ALF is steadfast in pursuing and achieving our aspiration of being a leading global humanitarian…
A team of Al Salem Johnson Controls visits the Help Center in Jeddah to offer volunteer work in organizing and arranging the toys’ warehouse
As part of its corporate social responsibility program, a team of Al Salem Johnson Controls conducted a visit to the Help Center in Jeddah – a center that specializes in the education and rehabilitation of children with special needs aged between 4 to 20 years – to offer volunteer work in organizing and arranging the toys’ warehouse. The team…Continue
Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth across the UAE, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, ADIB, have partnered in support of financial literacy through Emirates Foundation’s programme, ‘Esref Sah’, which aims to educate youth on ways to manage their current and future financial and asset base.
The signing ceremony, was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan,…Continue
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Lebara KSA recently announced a donation for the Disabled Children Association (DCA) in Riyadh. Lebara KSA management headed by CEO Fadi Kawar and CMO Mohammad Mohasen and the PR and Branding Director Nader Swadi met with the officials at DCA including its General Manager Awadh Al-Ghamdi. The two parties discussed different ways of supporting DCA and a potential partnership. Kawar stressed Lebara KSA’s keenness in supporting all social charities in Saudi Arabia as part of its corporate…Continue
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Qatari businesses shifting towards longer-term CSR collaborations, say experts. As the third edition of CSR Qatar 2015 prepares to get under way in Doha in less than two weeks’ time, key speakers at the country’s flagship conference for CSR and sustainability shared their views on the trends underpinning the changing CSR landscape in Qatar.
Held under the patronage of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, CSR Qatar 2015 will take place from November 23 to 25,…
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Oman Air has been awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year award at the 9th Aviation Business Awards.
The award was presented in recognition of Oman Air’s work to make air travel easier for people with low income.
A total of 15 categories were celebrated at a glittering ceremony held at Dubai’s Park Hyatt Hotel on Sunday, October 25.
Oman Air’s recognition follows a long-term programme which led…
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The third Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit is scheduled to take place at Jeddah Hilton Hotel on Dec. 1-3.
This year the focus will be on the innovative strategies companies should adopt and the huge challenges they face towards achieving sustainable social development. Approaches and ways to help make the wheel of economic and social development spin faster will be highlighted during the three-day summit.
“The event has proved to be successful over the past two…Continue
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SABIC highlighted its experience in entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility (CSR) during the Second World Entrepreneurship Forum organized by The Centennial Fund (TCF) under the theme, Innovation in social entrepreneurship, in Riyadh recently.
Speaking at the forum on the role of organizations in supporting social entrepreneurship, Yaarob bin Abdullah Al-Thenayan, SABIC director, global CSR, said SABIC fulfils its social responsibility strategy through a…
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The Arabia CSR Awards eighth cycle concluded recently. In a glittering award ceremony, 20 public and private organisations were acknowledged for their role in creating positive societal impact.
The Arabia CSR Awards is supported by the United Nations Global Compact and United Nations Environment Programme. It was held under the auspices of the League of Arab States for the second consecutive year. Among sponsors of the award are: Ma’aaden (Exclusive Strategic Sponsor), Petrochemical…Continue
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