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CSR Middle East's Blog – August 2012 Archive (63)

Green Globe certifies Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels, Dubai

Green Globe announced certification of the Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Following Dubai’s transition towards a green economy, both properties have been demonstrating leadership in adopting policies and initiatives to minimize their impact on the environment. 



“It is a true honor that Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels, owned and operated by Emaar Hospitality Group, have been rewarded with one of the most prestigious…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 22, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Charity abhors a vacuum says Abu Dhabi airline boss

When Fathi Buhazza's airline received a government contract to fly humanitarian aid from the UAE to earthquake-ravaged Pakistan five years ago, he regretted taking money for charitable work.

"We were paid a lot of money for our services," he said. "I did not feel that this is part of our value to benefit from the misery of other people, so we decided to waive our costs for…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 22, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

UAE- Students gain insight into clean

Student participants in the recently concluded summer internship program have commended the approachable faculty, high-technology laboratory facilities and the right ambience at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology for encouraging research outcomes in clean energy and advanced sustainable technologies.



A total of 16…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 22, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments

PepsiCo employees give back to the community this Ramadan and Eid

PepsiCo, one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, has a long tradition in community service and corporate social responsibility.

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 22, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

KFH concludes Ramadan charity program, honors involved employees

Kuwait Finance House (KFH) concluded its social and religious voluntary program that it organized during Ramadan. The program included numerous initiatives and charitable contributions, in addition to other surprises that were announced at the time.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 22, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

‘Civil Aviation Authority’ enhances social responsibility initiatives

In line with General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) efforts to undertake Social Corporate Responsibility initiatives, GCAA teamed up with UAE Genetic Disease Association (GDA) and signed an MoU to provide support to GDA’s activities in UAE, notably those evolving around preventing the occurrence of Thalassemia, a common genetic disorder in UAE.

The MoU was signed in GCAA’s Dubai…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 21, 2012 at 1:26am — No Comments

First green building to be ready soon

The Dubai government’s first green building that can significantly cut down energy consumption and generate 600kW of electricity using solar power is fast taking shape on Shaikh Zayed Road in Al Quoz.

The construction of the new green building, which is dedicated for the water and civil division of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), will be completed shortly, Dewa said on Sunday.

The building with a total space of around 340,000 square feet…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Doing well to do good

Forget charity. Invigorated since the revolution, Egyptian social entrepreneurs are redefining development by using free market principles to help the poor. Some of them are even turning a profit. 

As an earnest young undergraduate at the American University in Cairo in 2002, Raghda El Ebrashi founded a service club to help uplift the poor. El Ebrashi, who was halfway through a business degree, began her endeavor like any good student. She…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 4:01pm — No Comments

خبراء يدعون لتجاوز مفهوم العمل الخيري في رمضان إلى نهج المسؤولية الاجتماعية المستدامة

في 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.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Prince Faisal bin Salman values STC's role in community service

Chairman of the Executive Committee in Charity Committee for Orphans Care, HRH Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, has cherished and commended STC's role in serving the community.

The Prince commended the telecom company in an acknowledgement letter that was sent to the Group CEO of STC, Dr.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Arab Bank hosts iftar and an evening of activities for orphans at the Children's Museum Jordan

As part of Arab Bank's corporate social responsibility program "Together," the Bank recently hosted an Iftar for 200 orphans at the Children's Museum, a non-profit educational initiative of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, in collaboration with a number of community based organizations registered under the Ministry of Social Development and the Children's…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Emirates Islamic Bank underlines significance of Ramadan with support for various initiatives

Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB) announced that it is one of the sponsors of the sixth Takatof Ramadan Project, launched recently by the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development.

The Ramadan project is in line with the vision of the Takatof initiative (Social Volunteering Programme), which seeks to…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Barclays supports and facilitates special education at the Dubai Autism Center

In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Barclays Bank PLC announced that it has donated 38 computers to the Dubai Autism Center (DAC) in order to support and facilitate DAC's holistic approach to intervention and therapy. The Barclays IT team volunteered to set up and install the computers to create a dedicated facility for the students and instructors of the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Pepsi-Bugshan feeds up to 6,000 people daily in KSA during Ramadan

In a committed effort to give back to the community in Jeddah, SIPCO - the Saudi-owned bottler of Pepsi and other Pepsico products for western region in Saudi Arabia - is sponsoring up to 6,000 Iftar meals daily.

As part of its corporate social responsibility program, Pepsi-Bugshan has partnered…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

HSBC Kuwait shares over 5,000 Iftar meals with less fortunate

HSBC Kuwait this Ramadan ensured that families in need and the less fortunate were able to share in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan. Staff volunteers signed up for the activity and served 315 Iftar meals daily.

The activity commenced at the start of Ramadan and will continue until the end…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 16, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Vodafone Egypt injects EGP200 million in developing local society

Vodafone Egypt maintained its society development initiatives this year, highlighting its pioneering role in corporate social responsibility (CSR). The telco aims to reach the highest number of people in society to spread sustainable development ideas. 



Vodafone focuses on improving education and eradicating illiteracy. The mobile operator gives a special priority to resisting poverty and benefiting from mobile phone technology in development and providing…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 15, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Qatar’s RasGas invests to reduce emissions

Managing Director of Qatar’s RasGas Company Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi said that the company has invested some $50 million in projects that aim to reduce emissions and enhance waste management, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

“In 2011, we invested more than US$49 million in projects that reduce emissions and enhance our waste management,” Al Mohannadi said in a statement released on Tuesday to announce 2011 RasGas’s Sustainability Report which provides a comprehensive review of its…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 14, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

CBI organises employee wellness program

Commercial Bank International (CBI) has teamed up with Amber Clinics Dubai, for free health checks for staff and their families. The partnership between CBI and Amber Clinics comes as part of an employee wellness program; the Bank is conducting for the health and well-being of its staff.

Employee…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 14, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

Bupa Arabia employees donate clothes and toys to orphans and poor families

Bupa Arabia organized a donation drive among its employees to collect clothes and other house hold items for distribution to orphans and the poor families. The one-week drive exceeded all expectations and collected over 2000 pieces of clothing, including items for women and men as well as for children, and also toys and home accessories.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 14, 2012 at 10:02am — No Comments

FedEx Express supports local educational programme

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world's largest express transportation company, announced today that it is supporting a Dubai-based educational initiative known as 'Educate a Child, Build the Nation', which helps bring computer literacy skills to underprivileged children between the age of 7 and 12 years, paving their way to a brighter future.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on August 13, 2012 at 3:17am — No Comments

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