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CSR Middle East's Blog – March 2012 Archive (96)

Anti-Corruption Collective Action Project Launched in Egypt

 A multi-year anti-corruption collective action initiative was launched at the Anti-Corruption Policy Dialogue and Collective Action Seminar, “The Role of Companies in Fighting Corruption in Egypt”, which concluded today in Cairo. The seminar brought together 200 government officials, members of parliament, business leaders and other experts from Egypt and international organizations.

A joint project of the Egyptian Junior Business…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 31, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

TNT Express UAE extends its support to Manzil Centre

TNT Express UAE donated the amount of Dhs83,098 supporting Manzil Centre towards buying a bus for the institute. The donation was held on Monday 26th March in the presence of two senior representatives from the Centre and TNT Express UAE corporate responsibility and communications…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 29, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Khidmah to sow 1000 plants and trees in support of Earth Hour 2012

Supporting Earth Hour initiative for the third consecutive year, this year Khidmah is making a pledge to sow 1000 plants or trees if 50% or more of its residents participate in Earth Hour by turning off their lights during 8:30-9:30 PM on March 31st.

Khidmah firmly believes that it has…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 29, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Tunisia: New Standards for Corporate Social Responsibility

The recently-founded Tunisian Chamber of Commerce organization Conect is in the process of developing a standard for corporate social responsibility in Tunisia.

According to Monia Essaidi, a founding member of Conect, the organization is working with a number of Tunisian companies - including insurance agency GAT, telecommunications company Tunisiana, and the AMEN Bank, as well as the three major Tunisian unions (UGTT, CGTT and UTT) - to set up a framework that will provide a…

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Mobily Marathon set to roll; over 5,000 runners expected

This year’s Jeddah Mobily Marathon will be held on April 17. The foot race will cover a distance of 30 kilometers, chairman of the organizing committee Abdullah Bakhashab said during a press conference on Tuesday.

Nesma Holding is sponsoring the marathon, with the race’s profits going to Al-Bir charity society.

“We are sponsoring the marathon…

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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…

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

Ayaadi's first CSR Talk workshop discusses role of advanced technologies in developing UAE education sector

In line with its sustained efforts to support the education sector in the UAE, Etisalat's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)initiative Ayaadi discussed the role of advanced technologies in developing learning and teaching methods in the country. The discussion was held as part of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 29, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

Empower to participate in Dubai Earth Hour celebrations

Empower, the largest district cooling services provider in the MENA region, will be participating in the Dubai Earth Hour celebrations, organized by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and DEWA, in association with Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) and Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Ahmed…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 29, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

Dolphin donates $40,000 to charitable organisations

Dolphin Energy Qatar has donated $40,000 to Al Khor branch of the Qatar Red Crescent (QRC), the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs and the Al Tamakon for Comprehensive Education as part of its corporate social responsibility commitments. 

A ceremony to hand over the donation cheques to the three organisations, held recently at Dolphin Energy Tower, was…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 29, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

First Jumeirah resort accredited with Green Globe Certification in Dubai

 Jumeirah Emirates Towers, part of Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has been awarded the internationally-renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a recent sustainability audit.

The five-star Jumeirah Emirates Towers has been consistently developing its green policies in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and is the first of the Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts to be accredited with Green Globe…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 29, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Young Global Leader Dina Shoman strives to balance business, life and community service

An interview given to The Jordan Times

Arab Bank executive Dina Shoman, described by her employees as “firm but fair”, said her proactive and creative approach to success in the business world is fuelled by enthusiasm and a drive to excel.

Shoman, the great-granddaughter of the bank's founder Abdul…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 28, 2012 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

Dubai Airport cuts CO2 emissions

Dubai Airports' conservation efforts are paying environmental and financial dividends as the organisation today reported the results of 2011 energy and fuel saving initiatives that reduced CO2 emissions by 72,793 tonnes, saved 131.9 million gallons of water and achieved Dh15.9 million ($4.33 million) in fuel savings.

"We take our environmental responsibility very seriously and as we step up efforts to limit our footprint, it's becoming increasingly clear that green business is good…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 28, 2012 at 5:36pm — 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…

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

Savola extends its Bridges to support five social organizations in Jeddah

The Savola Group signed five agreements with leading social organizations in Jeddah where the Group will support key programmes in training, research, and equipping labs and training classes as part of 'Savola Bridges,' the Group's social responsibility…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 27, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

Gulf Bank announces major new blood donation initiative

Gulf Bank has launched its latest initiative to encourage more people to donate blood in Kuwait. The initiative, entitled 'Give Life', aims to convey to the Kuwaiti community that blood donation is a simple, easy and a very charitable and responsible thing to…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 27, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

Top priority for green innovation strategies

Prince Turki bin Nasser, presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) chief, opened the third Gulf Environment Forum (GEF 2012) at the Jeddah Hilton on Sunday.



The PME is organizing the forum with the support of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.

“Green economy, corporate social responsibility…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 26, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

ADGAS employees to take part in Earth Hour

The employees of Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (ADGAS) decided to meet again the environmental challenge and further reduce their personal and corporate environmental footprint by proactively embracing the Earth Hour initiative for the second consecutive…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 26, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

Qatar can become world leader in sustainable technology

A leading expert in sustainable engineering has said that even though Qatar has the largest per capita carbon footprint in the world, it has the resources, leadership and vision to become a world leader in sustainable technology. 

Keith Clarke, former chief executive of Atkins, the largest engineering consultancy in the UK, told  Gulf Times that Qatar’s carbon footprint is not surprising given that energy is effectively free, and is located in a region with a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 26, 2012 at 10:28am — 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…

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

Good support for people with Down's Syndrome

More than 1,500 people and 40 organisations participated in the World Down's Syndrome Day Walkathon at Dubai Mall yesterday evening. 

The walk was inaugurated by Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture,

"The response is much higher than we expected. We are glad that people are getting more aware and expressing their support towards…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 24, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

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