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February 2013 Blog Posts (40)

Panasonic partners with Dubai Municipality, Environmental Center for Arab Towns and Imdaad to maintain a clean and green UAE

Panasonic employees collected more than 600 kg of plastic waste from their communities during a month-long sustainability drive. To mark an ecological start to the New Year, the waste was sent for recycling to Imdaad, UAE's leading provider of integrated facilities management solutions.



Added by CSR Middle East on February 16, 2013 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Shell Oman sets up children’s Traffic Park

The Ministry of Education has set up a centre at Al Amerat Park for the Muscat Festival to raise awareness among children and youth about safety in general and road safety in  particular. 

The children's Traffic Park set up by Shell Oman Marketing Company SAOG is part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in partnership with the Royal Oman Police (ROP), the Ministry of Education and the Oman Road Safety Association…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 15, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Majlis Ash’shura reviews social responsibility of private sector

The Social Committee yesterday held its sixth meeting of the second annual sitting of the fifth term, chaired by Dr Sheikha bint Salim bin Saleem al Mesalmiyah, Head of the Committee in the presence of members of the Committee. The meeting hosted officials of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the private sector, such as Raysut Cement Company and Shell Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

The Committee reviewed the social responsibility of the private sector in the development…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 13, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Gulf Bank's CEO Michel Accad Joins INJAZ Kuwait Board of Directors

Gulf Bank announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michel Accad, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of INJAZ Kuwait. Gulf Bank's long term interest in youth development supports H.H. The Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah's vision for the empowerment and encouragement of Kuwait's youth.…


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DED opens online registration of delegates for DWCCR

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has announced the opening of online registration of delegates for the Dubai World Conference on Consumer Rights (DWCCR), a first-of-its-kind event on protecting consumer rights and intellectual property rights (IPR) across the retail sector in the Middle East.…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 13, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Ogilvy Beirut campaign targets CSR initiative

On the occasion of World Hug Day, Ogilvy Action Beirut organized the 'Hug Day', a special day that encourages everyone to hug family and friends more often. The Client behind the activation is Huggies and it involved a Huggies baby mascot offering hugs to children and parents all day long at City Mall.…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 11, 2013 at 10:10pm — No Comments

United Arab Bank maintains social responsibility focus with generous contribution to Al Thiqah Club for the Handicapped

United Arab Bank (UAB), rated as one of the fastest growing banks in the UAE, has confirmed its commitment to social causes by supporting the Al Thiqah Club for the Handicapped. The bank has made a generous contribution of AED 250,000 to the club for the welfare and development of the handicapped.…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 11, 2013 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Oman Arab Bank sponsors first Oman Sports Expo

In line with its corporate social responsibility initiatives, and the support it provides for the youth and sports activities, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) sponsored the 1st Oman Sports Expo that was held from February 4 to 6 at the Oman Exhibition Centre. This event was organised by Global Exhibitions and Conferences LLC in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports Affairs.

The expo was inaugurated by H E Sultan bin Salim al Habsi, Secretary General for the Supreme Council for Planning, in…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 11, 2013 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Arabia CSR Awards 2013 - Now open for submissions!

The Arabia CSR Network has officially launched the sixth cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards 2013.

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group; & Chairman, Dubai Airports…


Added by Youshey Zakiuddin on February 10, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

Experts emphasise role of facilities management in enhancing green building performance

Human behaviour may be causing green buildings in Qatar to perform far below their potential, according to a team of experts brought together by Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC). Nearly two decades of research has shown that green buildings do not perform as well as their designers expect.…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 9, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

Citi supports growth of microfinance sector in Jordan with $2m local currency term funding

Citi announced a $2m Jordanian Dinar equivalent loan to support the growth of the microfinance portfolio of Tamweelcom, a leading microfinance institution (MFI) in Jordan and the MENA region. Tamweelcom is a non-profit MFI owned by Noor Al-Hussein Foundation/ King Hussein Foundation, and has served over 141,000 clients, 93% of whom are women, with an average loan size of…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 9, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

PwC hosts Itijah Venture in Amman to address water sustainability concerns

In its second installment (the first Venture took place in Abu Dhabi in April 2012), Itijah has drawn leaders from across Europe and the Middle East to tackle the challenge of "water wars" in the Middle East.

This year the event addresses the issue of the waning availability of water in Europe and the Arab world with participants from Alexandria, Amman, Amsterdam, Benghazi, Budapest, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Jeddah and London joining local Jordanian…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

DMCC staff to join Walk for Education 2013

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a Government of Dubai authority, announced that it will support Dubai Cares' Walk for Education 2013 by sponsoring all DMCC staff to participate in the three kilometre walk.

This initiative is part of DMCC's 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility strategy…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 7, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

3BL Associates Launches First Bahrain Responsible Business Report

3BL ‘Triple Bottom Line’ Associates (3BL), Bahrain’s first social impact and sustainability consultancy and think-do-tank, has released the results of the Bahrain Responsible Business Survey.

The research, which was launched in media partnership with Arabic Knowledge@Wharton, the online journal of the Ivy League Wharton…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 4, 2013 at 3:57pm — 6 Comments

Crowne Plaza Duqm taking corporate social responsibility

Crowne Plaza Duqm in Oman, part of Intercontinental Hotels Group is taking a firm stance on environmental issues by implementing an initiative to help maintain the ecosystem within the Al Wusta region.

Duqm is a port city located in Oman 600km from Muscat, currently undergoing a major development…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 4, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Averda recognizes G4S as first security organization in Qatar to adopt recycling initiative

After forging a partnership in 2012 Averda, the largest environmental solutions provider in the MENA region recognized the efforts of G4S who became the first security organization in Qatar to embark on a recycling project with Averda.

The deal saw G4S place environmentally friendly recycling…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 4, 2013 at 1:38pm — No Comments

KFH: Diabetes application on iPhone heavily downloaded by users

Kuwait Finance House announced that the diabetes application that it had launched for iPhone users is first health and fitness applications, and seventh in Kuwait's App Store.

This reflects the quality of services that KFH offers the public, and reveals its strong dependence on advanced…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 4, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

National Environment Day to Be Themed: "Youth & Environment"

Following directives from His Majesty the King's Personal Representative and the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE)'s President Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the theme of the National Environment Day 2013, to be marked on February 4th, will be: "Youth and Environment", given the crucial and important role youths can play in protecting environment.

Youngsters and youths have always shown great interest in promoting awareness on environment, which led to the United…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 4, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

Inaugural Social Responsibility Rating of 40 Largest Publicly Traded Companies in Morocco

In 2011 Vigeo, leading European CSR rating agency conducted an inaugural social responsibility rating of the 40 largest publicly traded companies in Morocco.  The rating encompassed 38 criteria and more than 250 indicators.

Eight Top CSR Performers were presented awards at a ceremony organized by Vigeo on January 30, 2012 in Casablanca.

According to Fouad Benseddik, Vigeo’s Director of Methodology, “The regulatory framework and ability of stakeholders to intervene is…


Added by Houssam Lahrech on February 4, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Digging, Planting, Learning during UAE National Environment Week 2013

SynergY founded by Simran Vedvyas, celebrates UAE National Environment Week 2013 by planting trees at TADWEER

Socially Yearning Network for Environment, Reach-out, Growth Youth, a group of young students from various institutions across UAE have been working with the sole purpose to support various environment trepidations. 

Shored up by…


Added by Simran Vedvyas on February 4, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

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