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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Qatar' (60)

Qatargas continues to back cancer effort

For the third year running, Qatargas has extended 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, which was founded in 1988 in the United States to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumours through research, support, education and advocacy for…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 11, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments

Three Qataris named winners of Vodafone’s ‘World of Difference’

Vodafone Qatar yesterday announced three winners of its “World of Difference” initiative for 2013.

Three Qatari winners were selected out of the 150 applicants due to their passion and dedication to bring about a positive change in Qatar. Now in its third year, “World of Difference” is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme - Vodafone Better…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 7, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Qatar Shell was recognised by the MoI’s Traffic Department for its contribution to the 29th GCC Traffic Week

Qatar Shell employees took the lead to create awareness on road safety by engaging visitors at the 29th GCC Traffic Week exhibition, which was organised by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) recently.

“We are very proud of our employees who were active ambassadors of safe driving during the 29th GCC Traffic Week. Road safety is an integral part of Shell’s social…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 8, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

RasGas helps QU's LIEP students gear up for LNG sector

Nearly 120 secondary school students were recently given a fascinating insight into the life and experiences of young Qatari engineers and the exciting environment of the energy industry. This is part of RasGas Company Limited's (RasGas) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 21, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Qatar Petroleum donates ambulances to charitable organizations

In line with its role as a pioneer national corporation contributing to the support of humanitarian campaigns, Qatar Petroleum (QP) handed over its donation of four ambulances to various charitable organizations, namely the Qatar Charity, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), the Sheikh…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 14, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments

Sustainability reporting mandatory for firms

Qatar has made it mandatory for the industries to undertake sustainability reporting, whose aims will align with the country’s national vision.

“The sustainable development industry reporting (SDIR) has matured. Now it has been made mandatory,” Energy Minister HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada told reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony to award 33 companies that…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 7, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Firms honoured for excellence in sustainability reporting

The Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum (QP), H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada,  awarded seven companies yesterday for excellence in sustainability reporting and also presented Certificates of Appreciation to 33 companies for their participation in the energy and industry sector’s Sustainable Development Industry Reporting (SDIR)…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 1, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments

QDB and Shell sign agreement to promote Qatari Small and Medium Enterprises

Qatar Shell has partnered with Qatar Development Bank to open the doors for local Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to supply contracts for Shell businesses in Qatar. This new partnership will provide local companies and manufacturers access to new business opportunities as well as…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 25, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

'QBC Cares' CSR program hosts second annual QBC blood donation campaign in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation

As part of its CSR pledge towards the community, Qatar Building Company (QBC) held its second annual Blood Donation Campaign yesterday, in partnership with the Blood Donor Unit of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2013 at 11:00pm — 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

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

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

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

Qatar CSR report 2012 launched

The first edition of the Qatar CSR Report 2012 has been launched. The report reviews the latest developments in CSR from both government and private institutions, including Qatar National Vision 2030, National Development Strategy 2011-16, Qatar 2022, National Day, National Sports Day and has a vivid description on the Millennium Development Goals.…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 3, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

Climate change financing models will contribute to sustainable development, says, Doha Bank, Group CEO

Dr R Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank spoke at the Third World Climate Summit held during the COP 18 Summit in Doha recently that there is a need to find ways of engaging new private investors, particularly institutional investors to help address the climate financing gap.

He was addressing a…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 3, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

RasGas signs agreement with Qatar Independent Technical School

RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) signed an agreement with Qatar Independent Technical School on Sunday 25th November to donate laboratory equipment worth QR600,000 for the school.

The agreement was signed at the QITS premises at Abu Hamour by Erhama Al Kaabi, RasGas Employee Development and…


Added by CSR Middle East on December 6, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

KPMG lends its support to QIBF

KPMG announced its support for Qatar International Businesswomen Forum (QIBF), which is organised by the Qatari Businesswomen Association and Interactive Business Network. The two-day forum begins today.

“We are proud to join as a sponsor for Qatar International Businesswomen Forum,” said Gopal Balasubramaniam, partner, KPMG in Qatar. “We believe that women empowerment is a key element towards real and sustainable development within Qatar. At KPMG in Qatar, our diversity and inclusion…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Mashreq Qatar organizes environmental initiative

As part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, leading financial institution Mashreq Qatar held an environmental staff-program at the Dahl Al Hammam Park recently.

The bank's entire management team and over 30 bank staff participated in a mega environmental clean-up project at the Dahl Al Hammam Park, which is located in Doha's Medinat Khalifa. The impressive park is…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 21, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Qtel supports Haj pilgrims

Qtel is distributing gifts to people performing the Haj pilgrimage as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility programme.

Qtel executives visited Haj trip organisers across Qatar to distribute the gifts, and received the organisers at the Qtel headquarters in Doha.

“We are delighted to give back to the community with these gifts, and continue our longstanding efforts in aiding pilgrims on their spiritual journey,” said Hamad al-Marzouqi,…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 15, 2012 at 3:13am — No Comments

Ritz-Carlton in breast cancer awareness drive

The Ritz-Carlton Doha, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation, is running a ‘Pink Ribbon Campaign’ that will be held throughout October, the breast cancer awareness month.

The objectives of the campaign are to support those fighting against breast cancer and to encourage screening as the survival rate is significantly higher in the case of early detection. 

A series of ‘Pink’ programmes have been organised starting from the ‘Pink’ Afternoon Tea…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 8, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

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