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

Forum puts focus on CSR message

Because social responsibility is an obligation to the country and the society and not simply a matter of charity work to be added to the workload of companies, Saudi Aramco took the initiative to organize the first Forum for Social…


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Henkel clinches two awards for its sustainability commitment

Henkel has been selected among the top five companies, which received the prestigious King Khaled Award for Responsible Competitiveness for 2011. The awards recognize Saudi and multinational companies' achievements in integrating social and environmental goals with business performance. Winners are short-listed from the Saudi Responsible Competitiveness Index, a detailed annual…


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تنظيم شركة نقل للسيارات يوماً مفتوحاً بالتعاون مع مبادرة ذكرى

نظمت شركة نقل للسيارات الوكيل الحصري لعلامة بورشه، فولكس واجن، أودي وشكودا في الأردن يوما مفتوحا بالتعاون مع مبادرة ذكرى حيث تضمن عرضاً لسيارات ودراجات هوائية سلكية قام أطفال غور المزرعة بصناعتها في ورشة عمل أقيمت سابقاً في مركز صيانة الشركة في ناعور و تم عرضها في مركز شركة نقل للسيارات/ أودي. وقد قام الأطفال بعرض 27 سيارة مصنوعة من مواد متوفرة في البيئة المحيطة بهم كعلب المشروبات الغازية والأسلاك…


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Etisalat holds ‘Envirocare Day’

Volunteers for Etisalat’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Ayaadi, recently held a one-day event called ‘Envirocare Day’, which was dedicated to supporting the environment.

The event which was held at Mushrif Park in Dubai, was also attended by Omar bin Huraiz, chairman of the board of trustees of Ayaadi and Ali Al Ahmed, chief corporate communications officer for…


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Alba Welcomes Student interns from inJAz Bahrain’s ‘Company’ Programme

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)’s backing for initiatives that enable young Bahrainis to acquire well-informed understanding of the work environment was given impetus as Alba welcomed a group of students from inJAz Bahrain for a two-week long ‘Company’ internship programme that began on Sunday, January 29, 2012. The students are being placed in different departments across the…


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Oman LNG to support OWA in Al Buraimi

The Omani Women’s Association in Al Buraimi Governorate has become the latest beneficiary of Oman LNG’s far reaching social investment program that is divided into three broad categories: Empowering Communities, Championing Innovation and Investing in People.

An agreement to this effect was signed. The Association will receive the following equipment: 20 laptop and desktop computers, 10 sewing machines as well as air conditioners, photocopying and laminating…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 4, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments

The Importance of CSR for Foreign Investors in Iraq

By Jessica Sarhan ( @JessicaSarhan )

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has long been under question with international businesses and markets moving into Iraq. Despite the region being plagued by war and instability for a considerable period, foreign investments have continued to grow in the region and businesses across the globe are eager to be part of Iraq’s economic development.

The Rt. Hon Lord Howell of Guildford, minister of state at the Foreign Commonwealth Office…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 3, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Microsoft Imagine Cup invites Bahrain's students to solve world's problems using technology

Microsoft announced the launch of the Bahrain round of the world's premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup 2012. Now in its tenth year, Imagine Cup 2012 will give students in Bahrain an opportunity to "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 2, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments

QIB forms committee for Sports Day events

A committee has been formed by Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest Islamic bank in the country and one of the top five Shariah-compliant banks in the world, to organise the bank’s activities with regard to Qatar National Sports Day on February 14.

The initiative is part of the bank’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and willingness to take…


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A Family Business Setting Standards in Job Creation

Abdul Latif Jameel Group is known for many things - It is known for its founder, Sheikh Abdul Latif Jameel and his entrepreneurial spirit. It is known for Toyota, the car brand it has represented for half a century in Saudi Arabia. But the Jameel family is also known for its exemplary approach to realising its social responsibility: from poverty alleviation to…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 1, 2012 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Saudi Aramco to Host CSR Forum On Wednesday

Saudi Aramco will host and organize the first corporate social responsibility (CSR) forum in Dhahran on Wednesday.

The forum will bring together more than 100 corporate social responsibility representatives from major organizations of both private and public sectors in the Kingdom.

This is the first of its kind forum to be…


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Vodafone hosts CSR meeting

Vodafone Qatar has hosted the quarterly gathering of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) community, the “Vodafone Qatar CSR Majlis”.

Hosted under the telecommunications company’s CSR programme, “Better World”, the event was held for the fourth time.

The meeting was attended by representatives from different sectors and industries actively…


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CSR updates from the Middle East region in January 2012

Please find below a quick summary of the updates on csrmiddleeast.org. 2012 had a fast start at the corporate social responsibility (CSR) field in the Middle East region.


The most read CSR News in January 2012:


AHLIBANK has outlined its expanded CSR strategy for 2012, focusing on a…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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