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A'Saffa Foods continues ongoing community support strategy with sponsorship of the Alam and Amal open day in Muscat

A'Saffa Foods has continued its support for broad ranging community initiatives across Oman by sponsoring the "Alam and Amal" Open Day event held recently.

The Alam and Amal organisation - which means "Pain and Hope" in English - was founded just over a year ago with the objective of…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 18, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Setting up an Establishment for Social Responsibility

Setting up of Bridges Establishment, as per the agreement recently signed among Sohar Aluminum, Vale Oman and ORPIC as a non-profit organization that cares for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs is to reflect the commitment of these companies to promote and develop local community. 

Dr. Hamad bin Hashim al-Dhahab, CEO of Bridges said that the incorporation of this establishment came as a…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 17, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

BankMuscat to launch Green Sports initiative

BankMuscat is embarking on a unique Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative as part of policies aimed at contributing to sustainable development and benefiting communities across Oman, especially youth, to develop a sporting nation.

Shaikh Saad bin Mohammed al Saadi, Minister of Sports Affairs, will preside at the launch of BankMuscat Green Sports initiative today at the bank’s head office, in the presence of dignitaries and senior government and private…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 9, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

A'Saffa Foods supports seminar on child abuse as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy

A'Saffa Foods has reinforced its commitment to supporting worthwhile community initiatives by sponsoring a seminar on the issue of child abuse that was recently conducted in Samail.

As a business that…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 9, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

Ahlibank launches Go Green campaign

Ahlibank Cares, an initiative of ahlibank, aims to address a number of pressing issues that the Omani society is experiencing today — whether it is cancer, child education or water conservation. As a bank that is sincere towards its social responsibilities, ahlibank has moved Corporate Social Responsibility a step further.

Along with creating awareness about these social issues, ahlibank is also getting the employees of the bank involved in its different CSR…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 4, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

Oman Oil Company to fund training for 45 Omanis

Oman Oil Company SAOC (OOC) and Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) have signed an agreement for the training and employment of 20 high school graduates in Automobiles Mechanics. The training will be conducted by a private institute over a period of six months under the direct supervision of OPAL. The jobs have already being secured in a number of private sector companies.



Added by CSR Middle East on May 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

NBO Releases Sustainability Report for Banking Industry

National Bank of Oman (NBO) has become the first publicly listed organisation in Oman to release its sustainability report, entitled Responsible Banking. For You. For Our Nation. 

Sustainability management is defined as the combined management of economic, social and environmental performance, with the aim of benefitting all key stakeholders.

NBO’s sustainability report, according to a press release,…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 22, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

McDonald’s converts used cooking oil into bio-diesel

McDonald’s Oman (Al Daud Restaurants LLC) has embarked on a clean-technology venture, in which used cooking oil is converted into eco-friendly bio-diesel to fuel its fleet of delivery trucks. The initiative is a joint effort between McDonald’s Oman and Coeja Eco Solutions.

Ali K Daud, Development Licensee and President of McDonald’s Oman said: “We are proud to adopt…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 21, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Park Inn by Radisson Muscat named leader in Responsible Business worldwide

The Park Inn by Radisson Muscat recently added another feather to its cap, recently receiving the award as the 'Leading Hotel in Responsible Business'. The hotel ranked number one within The Carlson Rezidor Group for it efforts in energy consumption and other related…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 18, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

BankMuscat marks job training of hearing impaired youth

BankMuscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, celebrated the graduation of 15 hearing impaired Omani youth who underwent a vocational training programme launched by the bank in association with Carrefour Hypermarket.

Said al Badai, DGM — Branches, presented certificates to the youth who successfully completed the training programme at Arabian Training Centre.

The training programme was launched by the bank as part of its…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Corporates commend BankMuscat’s Tadhamun Fund initiative

The Tadhamun Fund set up by the Ministry of Social Development in response to a CSR initiative by BankMuscat for renovation and upkeep of houses of social welfare families in rural Omani communities has evoked strong commendation and appreciation from corporates and institutions. The first-of-its-kind national fund is open for all to join hands and reach out to weaker sections of…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 9, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

Outward Bound Oman fetes NBO

National Bank of Oman (NBO) was recently honoured by Outward Bound Oman (OBO), for sponsoring their efforts to develop a group of Omani youths on a journey of self-development.

OBO hosted a ‘recognition event’ to thank all sponsors for supporting their efforts, at the Ministry of Education in Wattayah.

Hassan Abdul Amir Shaban, NBO’s Head Government…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 5, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

Nawras joins hands with millions of people around the world for Earth Hour 2012

Supporting the global drive for the preservation and responsible consumption of the world's natural resources, Nawras, Oman's customer friendly service provider, will participate in Earth Hour 2012 on 31 March for the third consecutive year.

As part of its corporate social responsibility…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 1, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Arabia CSR Network conducts sustainability report training in Oman

Spreading the spirit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) throughout the Arab world, the UAE- based Arabia CSR Network recently conducted the first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) training in Muscat, Oman.

"The Arabia CSR Network, with its vast experience of working with various organizations to improve their CSR) reporting, is very keen to build the capacity of organizations and businesses in the entire region," said Habiba Al Marashi, President and CEO of…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 1, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Omran bags CSR trophy at CW Awards - Oman

Omran secured the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award at last night’s Construction Week Awards – Oman.

Judges were quick to describe the company as this year’s clear winner, applauding its work in creating jobs for Omanis, thus making an important and valuable contribution to Oman.

In 2011, Omran instigated an income generating project…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 29, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

NBO promises sustainable value for shareholders

National Bank of Oman (NBO) recently held its 38th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Muscat InterContinental Hotel, where the shareholders approved the report of the Board of Directors and the financial statements of the bank for the year ended December 31, 2011. The shareholders also approved the Board of Directors’ recommendation for a cash dividend payout of 17.5 per cent and a…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 28, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Shell committed to road safety and CSR projects

Management, employees, and stakeholders in Shell Development Oman reiterated their commitment to the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects and discussed how to improve them at a workshop on Wednesday.

As Shell continues its commitment to CSR, the participants also stressed the need for it to keep Omani and Islamic values, focus on youth and engage them more, and…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 25, 2012 at 11:48pm — No Comments

ahlibank supports Naca initiatives

ahlibank has pledged its support to two initiatives of the National Association for Cancer Awareness (Naca) including ‘Palliative Care Training.’

The bank’s support to ‘Palliative Care Training’ in the Sultanate, will train 40 nurses from different regions of Oman to take care of terminally ill cancer patients. The second initiative is towards meeting the running cost of the Mobile Cancer Detection unit.

“There is a high need for palliative…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:08am — No Comments

BankMuscat helps youngster without limbs to undergo treatment in India

 BankMuscat, the flagship financial institution in the Sultanate, has extended support to Abdulrazik al Zaaby from the Wilayat of Khabourah facing a difficult life situation without hands and legs to undergo medical treatment in India.

As part of an innovative corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative launched by the bank this year, Abdulrazik left for Jaipur to receive treatment at reputed Jaipur Foot House which specialises in artificial limbs. Abdulrazik’s…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:07am — No Comments

Nawras plans multi-cultural events

Realising its promise to engage customers and the community, telecommunication provider Nawras is sponsoring a number of multi-cultural events in March. This includes the charity event entitled ‘Our Children’ on March 23; the Sohar Music Festival 2012, the 4th Annual Cricket Tournament and the National Association for Cancer Awareness Walkathon in Salalah.

“We are committed to bringing people closer not only through our innovative products and services but by being…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 22, 2012 at 12:04am — No Comments

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