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June 2012 Blog Posts (55)

Exploring Sustainability in Mining

There is no getting away from the fact that mining and the extraction of mineral resources from the earth and underneath the world’s oceans, is in no way sustainable.  However, there are areas in which the industry can be improved and work to a more sustainable model and it is these areas which Vicky Kenrick at Allen & York International Sustainability Recruitment Consultancy will explore in the following article.

Improvements can be made across; Energy usage, water management,…


Added by Vicky Kenrick on June 18, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Alba sends an environmental message through UOB donation

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) presented the second instalment of its BD 150,000 (US$ 397,877) donation – payable over three years – that will go towards the purchase and installation of eco-friendly LED lights at the University of Bahrain (UOB) campus in Sakhir. 

A meeting was held recently to mark this occasion during which the Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji presented the cheque for BD 50,000 (US$ 132,655) to the UOB President,…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 18, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

BankMuscat wins top award

BankMuscat won the top 2012 Hawkamah Bank Corporate Governance Award. 

The prestigious award showcases banks that have gone the extra mile in improving their corporate governance practices, beyond the legal and regulatory requirements imposed by their respective jurisdictions. 

Ahmed Al Barami, AGM -“ Chairman's Office, received the award at the ceremony in Dubai attended by senior bankers from the region.…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 18, 2012 at 9:56am — No Comments

Sanofi signs agreement with Ensan association to educate diabetic orphans of Ensan's association

Sanofi, a world diversified health care and a leader in diabetes care, signed a special agreement with Ensan association the charity committee for orphans' care; the agreement consists of educating and treating diabetic orphans; the agreement was signed in the association head quarter which…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 17, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Oasis500 announces Arab Bank as sponsor of its 13th Start-Up Boot Camp

Oasis500, the MENA region's premier early stage and seed investment company, signed an agreement positioning Arab Bank as the sponsor of the 13th wave of its Start-Up Boot Camp.

The signing ceremony,…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 17, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top 50 CSR and Sustainability Must Dos

The literature on CSR and Sustainability topics is diversevibrant and a little…


Added by bushra azhar on June 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Daily CSR practices can drive growth for UAE companies

Corporate Social Responsibility should be the underlining principle that drives growth in all organisations. In order to be truly effective, CSR principles must be adopted at all levels and implemented on a day-to-day basis.

Majid Al Futtaim Properties has discovered this link and has…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 15, 2012 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

Deloitte and UNDP host workshop on 'UN Global Compact Management Model' in Iraq

Deloitte, a global advisory firm, together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), hosted a workshop in Iraq, tackling core issues in improving management systems in the country.

As part of the 'UN Global Compact' (UN GC), a strategic policy initiative for businesses, central…


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Dubai Customs releases its fourth annual Corporate Sustainability Report - 2011

Dubai Customs proudly announces the release of its fourth annual Corporate Sustainability Report. This report represents the Department's efforts and practices towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and discusses its approach and achievements towards Social, Economic, Environmental and Workplace effects…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 15, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Dubai Chamber rewards leaders in sustainability

Eight major Dubai-based companies have been awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for their efforts to become leading businesses in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.



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Mafraq Hospital organizes a workshop on first aid for the staff of Muhammad Bin Al Qassem Elementary School

Mafraq Hospital which is operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), organized at its premises a workshop on first aid methods regarding children and students' injuries for the administrative and nursing staff of Muhammad Bin Al Qassem Elementary…


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Al Ahli Holding Group concludes the 'CSR in Action' initiative in Lebanon

The 'CSR in Action' initiative which was organized by Al Ahli Holding Group's Corporate Social Responsibility division in partnership with Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA), gathering Corporate Social Responsibility practitioners from all over Lebanon, concluded yesterday the 10-days training program.…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 15, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Beyond Recycling: Going Green in Saudi Arabia

by Shaima AlhajMay 20, 2012

Ask most people in Saudi Arabia what they know about going green and the first thing they say is “recycling." There seems to be a lot of buzz around recycling, especially in Jeddah. That's good in the sense that more waste is now being recycled in a country that could potentially…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 15, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Vodafone Egypt Launches EGP 20m Investment Fund and Incubator

We've received word that Vodafone Egypt is launching an EGP 20 million (US $3.3 million) investment fund that will focus on small, web and mobile-focused ventures, with the goal of supporting youth, encouraging innovation and creativity, and boosting the Egyptian economy. 

In addition to the fund, Vodafone is also launching an incubator in Egypt'sSmart Villages, named "Xone," in collaboration with the…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 15, 2012 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

Companies use CSR strategies to encourage women and youth into the finance sector

Empowering women and the youth in the (UAE) and (GCC) is a vital part of Corporate Social Responsibility aimed at building a pipeline of local talent. Companies are using CSR strategies to encourage low-income women and youth to join the finance and business sector.

"It's all about…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 12, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments

PepsiCo to host 2nd Social Responsibility Youth Forum

On Sunday, the second PepsiCo CSR Youth Forum will take place alongside the 9th Middle East Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit, bringing together like-minded youth from the UAE and from around the region to debate and develop a route for creating a more sustainable and healthier future for their communities.

This year's full-day event will include interactive workshops, speaker panels and discussion groups on topics relating to health and…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 7, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

TOTAL United Arab Emirates To Honour Emirati TOTAL International Scholars

TOTAL United Arab Emirates is hosted a reunion to honour all the Emirati scholars on June 5, 2012. At Sofitel hotel in Abu Dhabi.

More than 30 young Emirati TOTAL scholars will be recognized for their academic advancements and professional achievements.

TOTAL, one of the leading oil major, established TOTAL’s International Scholarship Program in 2003 and it is aligned with TOTAL educational projects and initiatives worldwide. TOTAL has been…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 7, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

DHL Bahrain marks World Environment Day

In line with the company's CSR program GoGreen, more than 45 employees from the Bahrain Hub division of DHL, the world's logistics company, volunteered to commemorate World Environment Day on June 5th by building an artificial reef off the coast of Bahrain.…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 7, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Qatargas continues support to Children's Brain Tumour Foundation

For the second year running, Qatargas has extended its support to the US-based Children's Brain Tumour Foundation (CBTF) and participated in its annual benefit dinner organised by the charity recently in New York City.

The CBTF is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1988 in the United…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 7, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

Alba Kicks-off Blood Donation Campaign

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)’s credentials as a corporate citizen were highlighted with the launch of its annual blood donation campaign on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Alba Health Care Centre.

The blood donation campaign has been held annually since 1978 to support the Central Blood Bank at the Salmaniya Medical Centre. A large number of Alba employees took part in the blood donation drive, and provided their support to this vital organ of Bahrain’s…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 7, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

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