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CSR Middle East's Blog – July 2012 Archive (49)

Rawabi Holding, a company with a social conscience

Rawabi Holding has turned out to be a company with a social conscience. The company has been operating in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East for over thirty years as one of the leading industrial players in the region, having activities in a diverse range of industries such as oil, gas, petrochemicals,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Vodafone Qatar employees raise money for education through 900km global biking initiative journey

Vodafone Qatar's Sandstormers team proudly participated in the Global Biking Initiative (GBI) 900 kilometer cycling journey from Oslo, Norway to Dusseldorf, Germany to raise charitable funds for children's education in Nepal.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 30, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Ayaadi concludes Together We Read competition

Etisalat's Corporate Social Responsibility initiative Ayaadi, concluded its Together We Read competition with the final prize distribution ceremony for winners of the fourth week. Together We Read was launched on June 29, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 30, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Festival Centre call in support to the Emirates Thalassemia Society during Ramadan

To embrace the "Spirit of Giving & Sharing" of the Holy month, Festival Centre Dubai Festival City has announced its charitable initiative and call in support to the Emirates Thalassemia (ETS) Society during Ramadan.

Festival Centre initiated a significant campaign and donation drive,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

الأردن- البنك العربي: برامج ومبادرات المسؤولية الاجتماعية في رمضان تندرج تحت مفهوم الاستدامة

ي ظل الأوضاع الاقتصادية الصعبة التي يعانيها الأردنيون من شرائح مختلفة؛ خصوصا ذوي الدخل المحدود، ومع استمرار التأثيرات السلبية لظاهرتي البطالة والفقر على المجتمع، تظهر جلياً أهمية برامج المسؤولية الاجتماعية لشركات القطاع الخاص التي تنفذها منفردة أو بالشراكة مع القطاع العام، خصوصاً أن هذا المفهوم نشأ أصلاً لملامسة وتغطية احتياجات المجتمعات المحلية ومشاركة الشركات لهموم الناس ومشاكلهم. 



وعلى الشركات أن لا تتبنى برامج المسؤولية الاجتماعية للمجتمع وكأنها عبء عليها، بل يجب…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 29, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Dubai online trading firm takes initiative to help less fortunate

Iskandar Najjar is the chief executive of Alpari ME DMCC, an online trading firm based in Dubai.

While business is usually about making profits, Mr Najjar says Ramadan is a time to think about others who are less fortunate.

Here he talks about his company's involvement, which started last year, with SOS Children's Villages.

Who's idea was it to launch Alpari's Ramadan charity drive for SOS Children's Villages?

It was my idea. I've…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 29, 2012 at 2:53am — No Comments

KIPCO attends Basmatna Kuwaitiya Forum

KIPCO - the Kuwait Projects Company - will attend the Basmatna Kuwaitiya Forum which opens at the Mishref Exhibition Grounds. The event is being organized by the Volunteering Committee of the National Youth Awareness Forum and takes place from 9.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. from Thursday, July 26th to Saturday, July 28th.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Dolphin Energy released 2011 Sustainability Report

Dolphin Energy Limited today released details of its third sustainability report, ‘Creating Sustainable Results with Positive Energy’. 



The report has been prepared in conjunction with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which has developed comprehensive international guidelines for sustainability reporting. GRI has classified the report as ‘A/GRI Checked’, indicating high levels of transparency and disclosure.



Commenting on the company’s 2011 performance, Dolphin…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

EmiratesGBC launches e-library to provide educational resources on sustainability

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has launched its Academy page on its official website, which provides technical papers and resources on sustainability.



A one-stop-source for publications related to green building practices, the new tool is an extremely valuable resource to the industry. Over 300 technical reports, by different authors, are already available online and can be easily searched with a unique filter feature. The Academy page was created…

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

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts in Jordan celebrate Green Globe re-certification

Green Globe - the world's leading independent auditor of sustainable good practice in tourism - has successfully re-certified all five Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Jordan for another year.

The move builds on the success of the hotels which all achieved Green Globe certification in…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 24, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments

Shell trains more than 5000 Saudi youth in business skills

Since March 2010, over 5000 aspiring entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia have successfully participated in Shell's "Intilaaqah" program, an enterprise development scheme to encourage young people aged between 16 and 30 to start their own business.

As part of the initiative, 300 entrepreneurs recently…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 23, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

أمين غرفة الرياض يدعو الشركات والمؤسسات إلى تأكيد مسؤوليتها الاجتماعية

 دعا أمين عام الغرفة التجارية الصناعية بالرياض حسين العذل كافة الشركات والمؤسسات السعودية إلى تأكيد مسؤوليتها الاجتماعية من خلال تنفيذ برامج متقدمة للشباب والشابات. وامتدح العذل الإقبال والحماس اللذين يبديهما الشباب في هذا الإطار. وأشار عقب رعايته مساء أمس الأول حفل اختتام البرنامج الصيفي لإكساب الشباب والشابات مهارات العمل التطوعي، إلى أن غرفة الرياض تطبق هذا النهج عبر مجلس المسؤولية الاجتماعية للخروج من الجهد الفردي إلى الجهد المؤسساتي بعدة برامج منها ما يختص بالبيئة والسلامة…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 23, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

239 join blood donation campaign

Al Reyami Group (ARG) marked its fifth anniversary of relocating to its own head office building in Karama on Wednesday with a blood donation campaign involving 239 staff from five of its business conglomerate in UAE.

A spokesperson of the group said that the campaign reflected the group’s profound commitment to give back to the society. Dubbed as “Gift A Life”, the blood donation drive has been the third initiated by ARG.

“This is part of the Corporate…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 23, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

ما الذي يحتاجه المواطن من الشركات؟

إيجاد الشركات في هذا الزمن لم يعد بالأمر الصعب. إنما الصعوبة في المحافظة على علاقة متوازنة بين هذه الشركات والمجتمع المستفيد منها، ابتداء برعاية حقوق المستثمرين، والعاملين، وانتهاء بحقوق المجتمع والبيئة المحيطة وقائمة العملاء. هذه العلاقة المتوازنة يجب أن تقوم على أساس المصالح والأهداف المشتركة. فالمجتمع يجب أن يصبح أكثر وعيًا بالشركات النافعة من تلك المستنزفة.

الحاجات الأساسية للشركات تتمثل في تقديم السلع والخدمات، وتحقيق العوائد المجزية للمستثمرين، إضافة…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 23, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

RasGas TV ads seek to promote healthy eating

RasGas has announced a new television commercial campaign which will be launched during Ramadan. 

In a series of three animated advertisements, the company’s first ever cartoon commercials use colour, wit and humour to feature a traditional Qatari family who makes simple but smart choices in their daily lives to eat healthier and have more balanced diets.

The advertisements are expected to air on Qatar TV at different times during the day throughout…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 22, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Ahlibank "A new depth in Corporate Social Responsibility"

A socially responsible entity is one which understands that Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment to behave ethically and contribute to the economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large. ahlibank has strived in the past few years to build on this ideal and has proven time and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 22, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

DUBAL employees raise Dhs250,000 for autism

Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) - the entirely state-owned corporation that owns and operates the world's largest primary aluminium smelter using pre-bake anode technology - raised by employees Dhs250,000 for Dubai Autism Center (DAC), including a direct cash injection from the company, targeted specifically at DAC's project to construct a newer, bigger and better treatment center that can…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 22, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Emirates Foundation for Youth Development launches Takatof Ramadan project

The Emirates Foundation for Youth Development's Social Volunteering Programme 'Takatof' announced the launch of its sixth Ramadan campaign with a new sustained approach to assisting needy families across the UAE.

The announcement came during a press briefing which was held at Emirates…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 22, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Deloitte trains 2,000 ME students

Over 2,000 high school students from across the Middle East are being trained by volunteers from Deloitte Middle East under the Deloitte Injaz Al Arab ‘Be Entrepreneurial’ programme.

Deloitte volunteers in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, UAE, Bahrain, Palestine and Qatar have been facilitating business and entrepreneurial training programmes to the students since early 2012.

“With one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, it is important for our region that young Arabs…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 22, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

BankMuscat extends support to Gulf Sports Media Association

BankMuscat, the flagship financial institution in the Sultanate, has extended support to Gulf Sports Media Association hosting its annual gathering from July 15 to 18 in Salalah. Leading sports journalists from the Gulf region are attending the event being held as part of Salalah Tourism Festival. The Gulf Sports Media Association is meeting in Oman for the second time. The activities during the 4-day event include a media seminar which will discuss important aspects relating to Arab…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 22, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

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