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CSR Middle East's Blog – February 2012 Archive (73)

Barclays Egypt establishes British-Egyptian CSR coalition

During 2011, Barclays Bank Egypt established a CSR coalition amongst British and Egyptian companies with the goal of joining forces to develop Egyptian communities. The coalition, which took on the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) as a partner, has reached 19…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 11, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

GLOBALLY AMBITIOUS FIRMS ‘NEED TO EMBRACE CSR’

Companies in Oman with global ambitions need to embrace corporate social responsibility (CSR), but businesses should break from the lead provided by the government in order for the private sector and society to benefit.

According to Oman-based think-tankTawasul estimates, the sultanate sees between 60 and 70 CSR…

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Tamkeen provides Construction Products Holding with corporate social responsibility evaluation

A strategic partnership for corporate social responsibility was formed between Construction Products Holding Company (CPC) and Tamkeen International for Management of Development Projects. Maie Omar Binladen, Deputy Director for the Corporate Social Responsibility Department of…

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Enoc launches 3rd edition of Masiraty III training programme for nationals living on welfare

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has launched the third edition of Masiraty III, a training programme for nationals living on welfare, designed to strengthen their skills and increase their knowledge base, thus enabling them to become active participants in nation-building by…

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BinSina Pharmacy Group enhances learning experience of students at Dubai Autism Center as part of its corporate social responsibility

Celebrating Eid Al Fitr, BinSina Pharmacy Group presented gifts to Dubai Autism Center that can be used to enhance the learning experience of the students at the center. Dubai Autism Center is an innovative nonprofit organization serving children with autism spectrum…

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Hikma Pharmaceuticals Diamond Sponsor of the Third CGR Forum

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, the region's leading pharmaceuticals company, acted as the Diamond Sponsor for the Third Corporate Governance and Responsibility Forum, which was organized by Schema and held at the Landmark Hotel on June 12th-14th. The forum took place over three days and…

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Dubai World rolls out its annual community responsibility programme for workers in Jebel Ali

As part of its annual community responsibility programme, Dubai World's Procurement, Contracts and General Administration Department has organised daily free Iftar buffets for thousands of people working in the Jebel Ali port and free zone areas.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 9, 2012 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

Qtel, QMA join hands to mark ‘Sports Day’

Qtel and Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) are jointly organising a day of “sporting surprises” for employees and members of the public in support of Qatar National Sports Day on February 14.

The second Tuesday of every February has been declared a national holiday to encourage activity and better public health, according to a decree issued by HH the Heir Apparent…

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Bayt 8th best place to work in UAE

Bayt.com placed 8th for the second consecutive year in the ‘Top Ten Places to Work in the UAE’ award, held recently at the Monarch Hotel in Dubai.

The rankings were compiled by The Great Place to Work Institute, a global research and management consultancy that recognises the best workplaces in more than 45 countries across the world.

"Bayt.com is a people's business and we place great…

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Savola Showcases expertise in training and employing people with disabilities at CSR Forum

ARAMCO event in Dhahran highlights importance of Corporate Social Responsibility by Kingdom's leading companies



Speaking at the Social Responsibility Forum recently held in Dhahran, Faten A. Al Yafi, Senior Executive Director for Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations at The Savola Group, praised ARAMCO…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 8, 2012 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

Nestle Egypt signs partnership with the Ministry of Education

Creating Shared Value is a fundamental part of Nestlé's way of doing business that focuses on specific areas of the Company's core business activities, and in particular Nutrition, Health and Wellness. As part of this, Nestle Egypt held a press conference on February 5th, 2012…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 7, 2012 at 6:01pm — No Comments

BMMI BSC : Make a difference, ‘Think Local’

In a ground-breaking initiative, Alosra Supermarket has launched a Think Local programme that aims to support Bahrain's local producers by partnering with them and selling their products at Alosra; promoting local produce and cutting down on imports thus reducing environmental impacts; and educating customers that local produce is good and healthy and contributes to our local economy. 



Alosra wants its stakeholders to know that they take their role as a…

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Emirates Gas conducts safety and awareness training for Dubai Women's College students

Emirates Gas (EMGAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of ENOC, the Dubai government-owned diversified energy group, recently conducted an LPG safety and awareness training programme for students from Dubai Women's College (DWC), a Higher Colleges of Technology…

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BMG launches water conservation contest

The Basel Mohammad Ghalayani (BMG) Foundation launched a water conservation awareness competition for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) students at Al-faisal University in Riyadh on Saturday.

The competition will tour various GCC universities including the University of Dammam on Feb. 7, the American University of Sharjah on Feb. 19, Abu Dhabi University on Feb. 20, the Gulf University of Science & Technology in Kuwait on Feb. 23 and Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah on…

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Damas conducts 'financial fitness fair' for its employees

Damas, the Middle East's leading international jewellery and watch retailer, has recently conducted (January 28 - 29, 2012) a 'Financial Fitness Fair' for its employees and their families at its head office at Jumeirah Lakes Towers,…

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CSR needs more push: Experts

Some Omani companies have made Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) a norm, but the Sultanate still needs to do much more to promote CSR and sustainability, said experts at a conference yesterday. 



Members of Oman’s business community, and some regional and international guest speakers with extensive CSR experience, discussed ways to…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 7, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Stanton Chase Middle East receives award for its contribution in CSR in Action

On February 6, 2012, at the Awards Ceremony of the “CSR In Action” programme that took place in Dubai, Stanton Chase International – Middle East received an award for its contribution to the requirements and implementation of the specific initiative.



The CSR in Action programme, designed by the CSR Division of Al Ahli Group, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), and Stanton Chase…

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BRJ created 19,771 jobs in four countries in 2011

Bab Rizq Jameel (BRJ), an initiative of ALJ Community Initiatives (ALJCI), created 19,771 jobs through its international branches in Egypt, Syria, Turkey and Morocco in 2011.

This is in addition to the 40,000 job opportunities BRJ created in Saudi Arabia during the same year.

Maaz Al-Faramawi, BRJ international branches executive director, revealed BRJ…

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IBQ committed to Qatari youth development in Qatar; sponsors local fashion show at Katara

In an effort to further its outreach to the local youth, IBQ sponsored the Catwalk Talents Event, a talent and fashion show held at Katara Cultural Village on February 3, 2012 and organized by Stenden University and Smile Events.…

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Oman social responsibility conference from Feb 6

Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) in collaboration with Al Majal Environmental and Technical Services will organise Oman Social Responsibility Conference on February 6 at Crowne Plaza Hotel.



The two-day conference aims at developing basic frameworks for social responsibility for the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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