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ENOC’s Ramadan CSR campaigns make positive influence on thousands of people

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives rolled out by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) during the Holy Month of Ramadan have positively influenced thousands of people, with the ongoing ‘Human Fuel’ campaign continuing to raise funds to address global poverty.

The highlight of the CSR activities of ENOC during Ramadan was its contribution of AED 3 million to the UAE Water Aid initiative (UAE Suqia), launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE…


Added by CSR Middle East on August 13, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

3% of net profit is spent on CSR by publicly traded companies

New research and analysis by the Arab Advisors Group analyzes 56 companies that are traded on the first market in the Amman Stock Exchange. During 2013, the companies spent JOD 27.3 million on CSR, up by 1% over 2012, in which the same companies spent JOD 27 million.

New research and analysis by the Arab Advisors Group focuses on CSR expenditure by the first market companies listed on the Amman Stock Exchange. The companies spent 2.9% of their net profit on CSR expenditure in 2013,…


Added by CSR Middle East on August 3, 2014 at 10:10am — No Comments

Dulsco and Groupon join forces to provide free medical checkups for 1000 workers in UAE

Dulsco, a regional leader in human resource solutions and waste management services, in association with Groupon has launched a campaign called ‘Gift a free medical check-up for a worker’. This charity campaign was launched to help workers monitor their health. Around 1000 workers in UAE are expected to benefit from this campaign.

Dulsco has a state-of-the-art medical clinic that offers comprehensive medical services to private and corporate patients in the UAE. Conveniently located…


Added by CSR Middle East on August 3, 2014 at 10:10am — No Comments

Qatargas releases 2013 Sustainability Report

Qatargas, the largest LNG company in the world, has issued its latest Sustainability Report, an update on the Company’s economic, social and environment performance in 2013. The report, which is the fourth such report by Qatargas, also includes data for the past 4 years as well as insight into the Company’s future activities towards its 2015 vision.

Commenting on the Company’s…


Added by CSR Middle East on July 19, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Gulf Capital Wins Golden Award of Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility

Gulf Capital, one of the largest and most active alternative asset management firms in the Middle East, received the Golden Award of Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the prestigious fourth annual event organised by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility.

The awards evening witnessed an attendance of eminent leaders and dignitaries from the…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 26, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

Saudi firms include education in CSR initiatives

Companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have streamlined their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and have expanded their programs into undertakings that will greatly benefit the local society. Among those who have announced their strategic CSR-based plans is Al Falak Electronic & Supplies, which has set particular focus on playing a major role in the country’s efforts toward the protection and preservation of the environment and the further development of the youth…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 23, 2014 at 1:35am — No Comments

Accor Middle East organizes annual CSR meeting

Accor Middle East, one of the major hospitality groups, has organized its annual CSR meeting to promote the actions put in place by the group’s 15 hotels in the Kingdom (Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis). 

Salah Oumouden, VP, Accor KSA & Egypt, emphasized that Accor as a leading hospitality group has, in each country that it operates, a responsibility…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 18, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Cristal Hotels to host Ramadan CSR campaign

Abu Dhabi-based Cristal Hotels & Resorts is to work with the UAE Red Crescent to support a variety of initiatives under its ‘Ramadan to Remember’ CSR programme.

From June 30, Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi will host an iftar dinner at its Gems restaurant for 20 orphaned children, nominated by the Red Crescent, with gifts, games, and live entertainment.

As part of the initiative, the hotel will invite local corporations and organisations to sponsor iftar evenings…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 12, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments

PepsiCo panel demonstrates importance of youth engagement in sustainable development at CSR Summit 2014

The Arab world’s 200-million youth can truly drive sustainable development in the region, a PepsiCo-sponsored panel discussion in Dubai at the CSR Summit 2014 has concluded.

Speaking on a panel entitled Youth Engagement in Development: How Social Entrepreneurs Are Making A Difference, representatives from PepsiCo, The Synergos Institute, and two social entrepreneurs highlighted the importance of engaging youth in community development.

“Youth not only represent the majority of…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 1, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation supports René Moawad Foundation

As part of its commitment to education and social welfare in the region, Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation partnered with René Moawad Foundation to support the rehabilitation of the Rene Moawad Technical School in Lebanon.

The Rene Moawad Technical School is a joint venture with the Ministry of Education in Lebanon. The School provides technical education in different educational levels, covering a wide range of specialization to…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 1, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Bank Sohar supports Al Noor Association for the Blind – Sohar

As part of its on-going commitment to support the wider community, Bank Sohar presented Al Noor Association for the Blind – Sohar with support dedicated towards three workshops conducted at the Association’s Sohar Branch. Mr. Salim Khamis Al Maskari, Sr. AGM – Branches at Bank Sohar, handed over the donation cheque on behalf of the Bank Management to Mr. Mahmood Amer Al Alawi, Secretary of Board of Director of Al Noor Association for the Blind, and Mr. Jamal Ibrahim Al Balushi, Member of Al…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 1, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Zain CEO Omar Al Omar awarded Annual HSE Excellence Award

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer Omar Saud Al Omar was awarded the Annual Health, Safety and Environment Excellence Award. This annually held event, organized by Kuwait National Petroleum Company, sheds light on sustainable projects and initiatives undertaken by Kuwait's public and private…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 26, 2014 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Nestlé Ajyal Salima Program – becomes first from Middle East to join EPODE International Network

The Nestlé Healthy Kids Program, Ajyal Salima has become the first from the Middle East to join the EPODE International Network (EIN), which encompasses over 36 programs in 24 countries working to tackle childhood obesity by promoting partnership among various entities including companies, governments, and NGOs. 

Speaking at the 11th Corporate…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 26, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Oman LNG donates funds to association of disabled

The Ministry of Social Development and Oman LNG signed an agreement on Sunday at the ministry’s headquarters under which Oman LNG will donate 250,000 rials to the Omani Association for the Disabled. The funds will be used for purchasing prosthesis for the disabled. 

HE Dr Yahya Bin Badr Al Ma’awali, Undersecretary at the ministry, said that the continuous initiatives, which embody the corporate social responsibility for Oman LNG, translate one of the recently…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 26, 2014 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Why we need to teach what we need to learn the most in our CSR strategy with our employees!

" You want us to do what?" coupled with the look of complete fear and followed by the declaration "She has to be kidding!" is typical within the first two minutes of my workshops. And it is purposeful.

Someone very wise said " If you cannot explain it to a 8 years old, then you did not understand it yourself". And personally I have taken this to heart and developed my own 2.0 version. Everything I need to learn, I personally go and develop a curriculum to teach the topic to youths. It…


Added by Sallyann Della Casa on May 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

du’s Employee Wellness Programme wins at Idea of the Year Awards

du, the fastest-growing telecommunications company in the region, received recognition at the recently-held Idea of the Year Awards for its Employee Wellness Programme. The initiative, launched in 2013 as part of du’s Every Step Counts national wellbeing campaign, received second place in the Idea of the Year Awards’ Health and Safety category, making du the only private…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 7, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Zain participates in inaugurating the Journey of Hope

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, today announced that it has successfully sponsored the Journey of Hope, a voyage dedicated to the special needs community in Kuwait and around the world. The company’s sponsorship was highlighted during its participation in the inauguration ceremony that took place on 1 May with the attendance of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al Sabah.

Zain is a staunch supporter of all segments of the Kuwaiti…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 3, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Omran Launches CSR Campaign for 2014

Pioneers Coral Reef Cleaning Initiative in Khasab along with Atana Khasab Resort

Kick starting their corporate social responsibility programme for 2014, Omran launched an initiative to conserve its marine environment by holding a series of events to clean the coral reefs and beaches in Khasab, while educating local residents and students in the area.

Omran has been championing the cause to contribute positively to the community by assisting micro businesses, empowering small…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 1, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Beverage company launches women’s empowerment campaign

Gilbert Ghostine’s pet project, Diageo’s CSR campaign to empower 2 million women by 2017, had never felt more personal than when the executive watched Lebanese women talk about the difference the program, “Plan W,” had on their lives.

“I feel very proud that we launched Plan W in my home country,” Ghostine, president of Diageo Asia Pacific, told The Daily Star. “This project is my baby.”

Diageo is the enormous alcoholic beverage company…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

ConocoPhillips’ Global Water Sustainability unveils interactive booth at Qatar Petroleum’s Environment Fair

Demonstrating its unwavering commitment to the environment, ConocoPhillips’ Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC) participates in Qatar Petroleum’s (QP) 8th annual Environment Fair 2014 from 23rd – 26th April at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC).

ConocoPhillips’ GWSC booth received a visit from His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry and Chairman QP, Dr.Saif Ali Al-Hajri, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Friends of Environment…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 24, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

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