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CSR Middle East's Blog – March 2013 Archive (25)

Savola backs children’s rehabilitation centre

The Savola Group signed an agreement with the Children’s Ability Programs (CAP) in Jeddah to support the rehabilitation for 10 children with disabilities at an average of 11-12 sessions for each child.



The agreement comes as part of the Savola Bridges for social responsibility and was signed at the head office of the Group by Group MD Dr Abdulraouf Mannaa and Laila Ahmad Madani, deputy general manager of CAP on behalf of Dina Mohammed Radwan, CAP general…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 30, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Corporate social responsibility - A viable tool for sustainable development in MENA region

Management consulting firm Booz & Company has conducted extensive interviews - and drawn on its work with CSR leaders in the Middle East - to define what CSR means in the region; study how CSR is practiced; identify best practices among CSR leaders; and, propose how to build the corporate capacity for sustainable CSR practices.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 30, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Hilton sustainability summit takes place in Dubai

Hilton Worldwide executives gathered at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort on March 26 to discuss various issues surrounding sustainability. 

Hilton Dubai cluster general manager Christian H Muhr welcomed the attendees, which included hoteliers at all levels. 

Dubai Department of Tourism Commerce Marketing (DTCM) director of business development Shaika Ebrahim AlMutawa and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) engineer, conservation and outreach…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 28, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments

NCB (KSA) publishes 2012 Sustainability Report

The National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia (NCB), one of the Middle East's leading financial institutions, has released its 2012 Sustainability Report: Growth/Strength/Innovation. The report is available on the company's Web site and may be accessed at http://www.alahli.com/en-US/About%20Us/SustainabilityBusinessExcellence/Pages/SustainabilityBusinessExcellence.aspx



The report is NCB's fifth annual…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 28, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Dubai Municipality to prepare 'Ambassadors of Sustainability' in educational institutions for green activities

In a bid to prepare young dedicated volunteer force to hold green initiatives in educational institutions across Dubai, civic body has come up with yet another innovative idea known as 'Ambassadors of Sustainability'.

It was announced by Husain Gulam, head of administrative support section at DM…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 25, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

Kuwait International Bank KSC : KIB launches “Save & Grow with KIB” campaign to implant saving values

Within its social responsibility program framework, Kuwait International Bank had launched "Save & Grow with KIB" campaign in collaboration with its strategic partner - Children & Youth Finance International Organization (CYFI) - starting from March 15th until March 21st of this year which coincides with the World child and youth finance Week of the organization.



The launch of this campaign came up during a program in which the bank had hosted the teachers…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 25, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

CSR performance of Saudi firms in focus

The third edition of Saudi Corporate Social Responsibility Forum (CSRF) will be held in Jeddah from April 9-10.

The event, which has the support of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, is being organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI) at the Park Hyatt Hotel.

The winner of the CSRF Award recognizing best practices and initiatives in social responsibility will be announced at the forum, which will have the participation of a number of senior…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 25, 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…

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

ENOC employees reach out to community at Al Noor Family Fun Fair

In line with its corporate social responsibility commitment, over 90 employees and their families from various divisions in ENOC, volunteered in the annual 'Al Noor Family Fun Fair.'

The employees…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 20, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

AccountAbility Advisory Council Member Abdallah S. Jum’ah Appointed Chairman of the Board of Saudi Investment Bank

AccountAbility Advisory Council member Mr. Abdallah S. Jum’ah has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) for a three-year term.

Mr. Jum’ah was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the world’s largest oil company, from November 1995 to December 31, 2008. He has served on Saudi Aramco’s Board of Directors and on the Saudi Arabian Supreme Council of Petroleum and Mineral Affairs.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 20, 2013 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Nawras to join millions in support of Earth Hour 2013

Nawras will be taking part in Earth Hour 2013 for the fourth consecutive year and will be switching off electrical items wherever possible, including lighting, for one hour in support of the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) global initiative to promote lasting actions for sustainable living.

At 8.30pm…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 19, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

ندوة: أمام المملكة فرصة لخلق نموذج يدرس دولياً في مجال المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات

احتلت قضية المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات أهمية كبيرة لدى العديد من دول العالم لدورها في تطوير المجتمعات والنهضة بأفراده.

وتتمحور "استدامة الشركات" حول تفعيل دور القطاع الخاص في التنمية من خلال تحويل…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 18, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments

Forum to promote CSR in Lebanon

Thirty international, regional and local experts will gather for a two-day networking event in Lebanon to highlight the importance of corporate social responsibility in addressing the challenges businesses face today.

The role of corporations in promoting environmental sustainability and responsible business practices – particularly when it comes to investment in conflict-affected areas – is among the topics that will top the agenda of the event.

Though Lebanon is slowly…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 15, 2013 at 11:16am — 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…

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

Al Tomooh Scheme inaugurates new project in Fujairah

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, recently inaugurated the Fujairah Orthopeadics and Physiotherapy Center, which is owned by Dr. Abdullah Hassan Baron, and was partially funded by the Al Tomooh Finance Scheme for Small National Businesses.

The Fujairah…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 13, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

EQUATE participates in Clean Up the Gulf campaign

EQUATE Petrochemical Company participated in “Clean Up the Gulf” campaign launched by the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) in cooperation with Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority (EPA).

With the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 12, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

ENOC marks International Women's Day by saluting women workforce

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) marked the International Women's Day by saluting the contribution of the company's women workforce.

Women employees of the company organised a special get-together, which was addressed by Hala Kazim, an Emirati artist and entrepreneur, who presented an inspiring address on her journey to success.

Kazim founded 'Journey Through Change,' a programme that provides custom-made hiking, counseling and specialised…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 11, 2013 at 2:01am — No Comments

Wataniya Telecom served the community with distinguished initiatives last February

Based on its social responsibility and national loyalty; Wataniya Telecom had witnessed an active period filled with charitable and sociable events which have emerged from the spirit of celebration on the occasion of the national holidays.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 9, 2013 at 9:52am — 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…

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

Corporate Governance Excellence Award Competition 2013 launched

Oman Corporate Governance Centre (OCCG) of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) launched here yesterday the third edition of the biennial Corporate Governance Excellence Award for 2013 under the auspices of Abdullah bin Salem al Salmi, CMA’s Executive President.

Sayyid Hamid bin Sultan al Busaidy, Director, Oman Corporate Governance Centre, said the competition, which targets all MSM listed…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 7, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

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