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January 2013 Blog Posts (24)

Banque Libano-Francaise receives a national Green award

The Minister of Environment H.E Mr. Nazem Khoury rewarded Banque Libano-Francaise (BLF), during the 1st National Green Award ceremony, for the launching of several green initiatives, particularly the "Earth Card", the first card in Lebanon made of eco-friendly material, which contributes to funding environmental projects in Lebanon under the supervision of UNDP-Lebanon.

The Bank Chairman and General Manager, H.E. Mr. Farid Raphaël received the award during a gala…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 31, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

تدني أداء الأبنية الخضراء

وظهرت هذه الشكوك بعد نقاشات مطولة بين كبار خبراء تشييد وتصميم هذه المباني، خلال مشاركتهم في ملتقى مجلس قطر للأبنية الخضراء، والذي هدف إلى تحديد مدى مسؤولية العنصر البشري عن فعالية أداء هذه المباني.

وقد أظهرت الأبحاث، التي أجريت على نحو عقدين من الزمن، أن أداء الأبنية الخضراء لا يرقى إلى مستوى توقعات…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 31, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

How SMEs can benefit from CSR

To help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) understand and adopt better corporate social responsibility practices, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business organised a complimentary session at the Change Initiative premises recently.

The session, entitled Corporate Social Responsibility for Small and Medium Enterprises, focused on providing SME’s with practical knowledge and guidance to align responsible business practices with…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 31, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments

Pacific Ventures announces its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative for Special Needs

Dubai real estate market has recently shown an escalation in residential, office, retail and hotel projects, these recent trends and developments in the market have highlighted the future outlook and projections of the demand and supply in Dubai.

One such leading player "Pacific Ventures Ltd" a…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 31, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

Masdar Releases Sustainability Report

Report receives A+ rating, sets a baseline for measuring future sustainability efforts

​Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today published its first sustainability report. The report highlights the company’s sustainability milestones and provides a benchmark by which to measure future efforts.

Masdar developed the report using the internationally recognized sustainability reporting framework from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In accordance with the latest…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 28, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Oman companies punished for environmental violations

The environment ministry has fined leading Omani construction companies for violating environment laws and not renewing their environment approvals from the ministry.

Oman’s Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, Mohammad Bin Salim Al Toobi, has ordered suspension of work for two leading construction companies Galfar Engineering and Contracting and Desertline at their worksites in Bahla town, about 190km northwest of…


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Bapco supports Bahrain autism centre

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) made a significant donation to renovate the children’s playground at Al Wafa Centre for Autism, in order to better provide a safe, fun, and convenient environment for the children to play.

This come as part of Bapco's recently launched corporate social responsibility campaign aimed at supporting local charities and societies and make a positive difference in the lives of those in need.

Bapco chief executive…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 28, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments

Bahrain to host major CSR expo

Bahrain will host the first Bahrain International Corporate Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition 2013 in March, a report said.

The event, from March 3-6, will be held under the patronage of Finance Minister and Minister in charge of Oil and Gas Affairs Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, according to the report in our sister publication the Gulf Daily News.

It is being organised by the Bahrain Society of Engineers in co-operation…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 28, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

Rawabi Holding Group organizes its second 'Pick it up' public cleaning spree

With support from and in collaboration with the AlKhobar District Municipality and Giving Hands Volunteers, including e-support from AlKhobar.net, Rawabi Holding went on a second clean up round on January 24th 2013 as part of a joint and sustained environmental awareness campaign to clean the main roads in the city of AlKhobar involving volunteering Rawabi Holding Employees, students…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 28, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

Vodafone launches 3rd edition of ‘World of Difference’ programme

Under its ‘Better World’ Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Vodafone continues to bring the ‘World of Difference’ programme to life for third year in Qatar. 

The unique flagship programme is a first of its kind in Qatar under which Vodafone gives the opportunity to selfless and dedicated individuals to apply and receive funding for one year and make a positive change in Qatar by supporting a local cause or addressing a social issue. 

The programme is an innovative…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 28, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

Al Fahim Group implements employment strategy to take advantage of 'Absher' initiative to increase number of employed Emiratis

Al Fahim Group announces implementation of a special employment strategy in line with the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE to enhance the participation of UAE nationals in the labor market, "Absher" which will form the cornerstone of the UAE government's Emiratisation program.…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 25, 2013 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

Touch Jump Starts The New Year With A Green Initiative

touch, the leading mobile telecommunications operator in Lebanon managed by Zain, inaugurated its activities for this year with a distinguished green initiative, as its employees and managers planted 100 wild evergreens (Oak, fir trees…) in Baabda’s protected forest, in cooperation with Terre Liban association. This protected area, with all its greenery and health benefits, stands as a home to hundreds of various birds and plants. Worth mentioning that Baabda forest was chosen because it is…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 24, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Bilim Pharmaceuticals published the first A+ report of Turkey

With its Corporate Responsibility Report, published in 2011 and approved at level “A” by GRI, a globally recognized reporting standards institution, BILIM PHARMACEUTICALS has raised its target this year. With this year’s Corporate Responsibility Report, approved at level A+, BILIM PHARMACEUTICALS has become the first company in Turkey to be rated at this level.

The corporate responsibility report, published for the third time this year by BILIM PHARMACEUTICALS,…


Added by Esra Cakir on January 24, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Alpen Capital partners with Dubai Cares to unveil Burj Khalifa structure

Alpen Capital partnered with Dubai Cares to unveil a very limited miniature structure of the world's tallest monument - The Burj Khalifa - called the "Burj of Giving", at a special ceremony organized in partnership with The Ara Gallery and Emaar Properties PJSC.

Rohit Walia unveiled the miniature…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 23, 2013 at 11:24pm — No Comments

National initiative to support productive families launched

Arabian Centers Limited Company, a member of Fawaz Al-Hokair Group, is supporting productive families in Saudi Arabia with a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative that was launched on Wednesday.


The initiative is named "Dollani to the Souq," which means “Direct me to the market.”


The inauguration ceremony took place at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah, where the program will be implemented. Muna Abu Sulayman attended the…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 22, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

Al Hassan holds blood donation drive

As part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the Al Hassan Group recently organised a blood donation drive at the head office in Muscat in collaboration with the Central Blood Bank of Oman (CBB).The initiative witnessed good participation from the employees in a two-day period.

On the occasion, Managing Director of the Group, Maqbool Ali Salman expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers and said, “At Al Hassan the blood donation drive is…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 22, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

Cherfane Tawil and Co. announces the results of its successful Christmas campaign

Cherfane Tawil & Co., the official distributor of Samsung Electronics in Lebanon, invited media partners to a scrumptious brunch at the newly opened Bergerac Table du Sud-Ouest to kick off 2013 together and proudly announce the results of its successful Christmas campaign.

The campaign,…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 16, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

Mövenpick Resort Hurghada, Egypt: Innovative approach awarded Green Globe Certification

Green Globe announces certification of Mövenpick Resort Hurghada, Egypt. Following Mövenpick Hotels & Resort's commitment to Green Globe certification for all properties worldwide, Mövenpick Resort Hurghada saw its very first certification audit in November 2012.

The property has demonstrated…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 13, 2013 at 3:05am — No Comments

1600 Tomooh Scholarships provided by PepsiCo to Arab youth

PepsiCo concluded its seventh Year of its Tomooh Scholarship Programme, a key Corporate Social Responsibility programme to empower the Arab youth through education, in partnership with Ajialouna NGO. The scholarship programme has helped 1600 young Lebanese achieve their dreams of attending University with 331 students in Lebanon, receiving financial aid in 2012.…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 9, 2013 at 10:45pm — No Comments

United Engineering Services launches CSR initiative

United Engineering Services (UES), one of the leading oilfield, marine and defence engineering services companies in the Sultanate has launched a corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity with the Rehabilitation Centres in Al Khoud. 

At a ceremony held last week, UES officials pledged two electrical wheelchairs, 20 regular wheel chairs, 20 walkers and four laptops across the two centres. Usama Barwani,…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 9, 2013 at 10:44pm — No Comments

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