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CSR Middle East's Blog – May 2012 Archive (54)

Volkswagen aims to reduce environmental impact of its automotive production by 25 per cent by 2018

As Volkswagen's Think Blue sustainability awareness campaign takes hold in the Middle East, the company is looking to ensure that even the production of its cars offered in the region is environmentally conscious.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars has set itself clear targets for the environmentally sustainable positioning of all its manufacturing facilities, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of all its plants by 25 per cent by 2018.

"While Volkswagen may not…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 30, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Saudi Index Consultation Council for Responsible Competitiveness unveiled

Saudi Arabia will have the Saudi Index Consultation Council for Responsible Competitiveness in the Corporate Social Responsibility of Companies operating in the Kingdom to help create responsible competition among companies in providing CSR programs, deputy governor and chief operating officer at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority Ali Sheneamer said…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 30, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Etisalat to deploy social responsibility and sustainability reporting standards across Asia, Middle East and Africa

Etisalat is planning to deploy international social responsibility and sustainability reporting standards including Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and ISO 26000 across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

 

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) works towards a sustainable economy by providing organisations with reporting guidance. It has pioneered and developed a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world. ISO 26000 is an ISO…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 29, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

Cisco employees lend support to Emirates Marine Environmental Group's community projects in the UAE

Keeping in line with its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and giving back to society, Cisco employees from the Dubai office have lent support to Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG) by taking part in a range of community initiatives.…



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Added by CSR Middle East on May 28, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Integrating key elements of sound corporate governance in MENA's boardrooms

In the Middle East region, companies can no longer afford to neglect the liability risks of their board of directors especially with the advancement of global standards in corporate governance. The challenges and risks are no less real and the current financial crisis highlights the hurdles of operating in a global business environment.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 28, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Dubai Health Authority and Sanofi continue momentum to fight diabetes

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and in presence of His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) ; Sanofi Gulf and DHA pledged today to continue their efforts to fight against diabetes and reach out to community members with an aim to…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 28, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Tristar commits to responsible business and sustainable development

Tristar Transport LLC, a global integrated liquid logistics company serving the petroleum and chemical industries, has committed to supporting the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum during the visit of Emirates Environmental Group Chairperson Habiba Al Marashi at the Tristar Headquarter in Jebel Ali on May 23, 2012.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 28, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Barwa Bank sponsors Pearl Initiative

Barwa Bank has strengthened its efforts in investing and developing the Qatari workforce as part of its corporate social responsibility.

The bank recently sponsored the Pearl Initiative, the private sector-led non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance, transparency and ethical business practices in the Gulf region, where it brought in internationally recognised and respected leadership expert, author and leadership guru Robin…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 28, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

HCT-Dubai Alumnae Association launches academic social responsibility programme for orphaned secondary school students

The Alumnae Association of the Higher Colleges Technology -Dubai, Women's Campus (HCT-Dubai) has recently launched an academic social responsibility programme for the parentless secondary school students titled "It's Just the Beginning" in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 28, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Huawei Releases Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

Huawei , a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has released its latest annual Corporate Sustainability Report which details the company’s contributions and priorities in driving the sustainable development of the economy, society, and the environment over a newly set 5-year global roadmap. The report was compiled in compliance with the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 24, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Dubai Dialogue calls for integrating CSR into corporate business strategies

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised the emirate’s largest business-led sustainability conference, “Dubai Dialogue: Responsibility Matters – Driving Sustainability Forward through Smart Business Planning” at its headquarters on Tuesday.

Advocating the importance of corporate social responsibility in the real business world, the conference organised for the 4th running, was inaugurated by H.E. Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber.

This Dubai Dialogue…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 22, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Applikable Technologies to issue a corporate responsibility policy in the Arab World

Applikable Technologies LLC, a Jordan-based and a regional-operating software development enterprise has issued its Corporate Responsibility (CR) policy on May 20th and only 2 months after its establishment making it the youngest enterprise to issue such policy in the Arab world.

Since…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 21, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Masdar: Developing a ‘greenprint’ for the future

The UAE has the world’s sixth largest proven crude oil reserves of 98billion barrels and fifth largest natural gas reserves of 21.3 trillion cubic feet. 



Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources because they take millions of years to form, and reserves are doomed to be depleted much faster than new ones are being made. The production and use of fossil fuels raise environmental concerns. That is why a global movement toward the generation of renewable energy is…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 21, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

Ayaadi brings together youth and business for "EnviroCare" forum at Zayed University

Continuing its CSR Talk series aimed at raising awareness on key issues within the UAE community, Etisalat's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative Ayaadi organized a panel discussion titled "EnviroCare."…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 21, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments

Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation partners with Emirates Wildlife Society

Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation announced its partnership with the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) by supporting its Marine Turtle Conservation Project.

Launched in 2010, EWS-WWF launched a three years project to track the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 21, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Emirates Gas launches year-round LPG safety training for partners and stakeholders

Emirates Gas (EMGAS), a subsidiary of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has unveiled a series of dedicated training programmes for various stakeholders in line with its corporate social responsibility to promote the safe handling, usage and operations of Liquefied Petroleum Gas…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 21, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

Companies forge new CSR initiative

Setting up of Bridges establishment, as per the agreement recently signed among Sohar Aluminium, Vale Oman and Orpic as a non-profit organisation that cares for the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes is to reflect the commitment of these companies to promote and develop local community.

Dr Hamad bin Hashim Al…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 21, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

Community gains by helping families with disabled children

Sure, these days often mean wonderful celebrations and offer us the chance to thank our parents. But for many parents, and particularly for those with children who have disabilities, it is a bittersweet recognition, and a reminder of a financial challenge that they yet have to overcome.

A relative of mine has a son who will…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 21, 2012 at 9:07am — No Comments

Visa’s Rural Caravan Delivers Financial Empowerment to Moroccan Women

Visa recently launched the Visa Rural Caravan Campaign in Morocco, in line with the company’s financial literacy initiatives and in conjunction with the Women’s Association for Mentoring. Earlier this month, the Visa Rural Caravan travelled from the coastal province of Agadir to the inland region of Souss-Massa-Draa to deliver financial literacy workshops that aim to empower women in rural areas.

The campaign was delivered in conjunction with the Women’s Association for Mentoring…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 18, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments

Sustainability no longer an option, regional hoteliers told

The irrefutable benefits of sustainability in the Middle East hospitality industry, has been bought to the fore by internationally-recognised Green Globe Certificate (GGC), at a number of high profile seminars in Dubai recently.

GGC which has an exclusive regional partnership with…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 18, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

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