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CSR Middle East's Blog – October 2011 Archive (104)

Unilever pushes green agenda

Brushing teeth twice a day instead of once could improve oral hygiene, but it also ensures double toothpaste sales, thus increasing profits for producers.

Similarly, by spending a bit on awareness of personal hygiene, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers could ensure increased sales of soap, deodorants or personal care…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 14, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

Honorary doctorate for ALJCI chief

President of ALJ Community Initiatives Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel received an honorary doctorate from Sophia University, one of the leading universities in Japan, in recognition of his dedicated efforts to create job opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world.

The university’s President Tadashi Takizawa, Chancellor Toshiaki Kouso and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 13, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Omani women make waves as they hone sailing skills

Oman Sail yesterday officially launched the next phase of its unique project — a sailing programme aimed exclusively at the Sultanate’s women population. 



Oman Sail’s guest of honour at the launch of the Women’s Programme, Dr Madeeha bint Ahmed Al Shibaniyah, the minister of education, unveiled the Farr 30 boat, which the women will be using to compete in Sailing… Continue

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UAE Down Syndrome Charity Golf Day on October 29

The UAE Down Syndrome Charity Golf Day, sponsored by Trimex, will be held at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club on October 29 with a 1pm shot gun start. The event, organized by the UAE Down Syndrome Association (UAEDSA) in partnership with Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Traders Hotel, Dubai, and Dubai Creek…

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Advantage for disabled Saudis as companies go on hiring spree

Saudi companies are hiring handicapped Saudis in large numbers to achieve a high Saudization target under the Nitaqat system.

The system requires companies to increase the rate of Saudi employees and warns of punitive measures if they fail to do so.

The Saudi government encourages the recruitment of handicapped employees by equaling the recruitment of one disabled Saudi to hiring three able-bodied Saudis. As a result, most companies find…

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Vodafone deadline for community work

As the deadline for applying to Vodafone Qatar’s second ‘World of Difference’ programme approaches nearer, October 22, scores of applications have already been received. 

‘World of Difference’, an initiative part of ‘Better World’, Vodafone Qatar’s corporate social responsibility strategy, is a unique flagship project and a first in Qatar in which Vodafone Qatar gives four people the opportunity to receive funding for 12 months to undertake…
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الدباغ: الشركات الكبرى عرقلت المنشآت الصغيرة والمتوسطة

قال عمرو الدباغ محافظ الهيئة إن نسبة كبيرة من الشركات والمؤسسات الصغيرة والمتوسطة تتعثر بسبب تأخر مستحقاتها المالية لدى الشركات الكبيرة، في إشارة الى عدم تقدير لأهمية المنشآت الصغيرة وأهميتها في دعم مسيرة الاقتصاد الوطني من بعض الشركات الكبرى وغياب الحس الاجتماعي. ودعا مختصون إمارات المناطق إلى تحديد احتياجاتها التنموية، والتنسيق في ذلك مع الجهات الحكومية لربطها بمعايير تنموية تكون من أولويات المسؤولية الاجتماعية في… Continue

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IBQ gives QR600,000 for Schools Without Accidents drive

The International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) has earmarked QR600,000 for the campaign of “Schools Without Accidents” kicked off yesterday.

The bank announced its support for this road safety drive for schools’ students, launched by the Traffic Department for this fourth consecutive year. The announcement was made at a press conference held at IBQ’s Headquarters…

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Majid Al Futtaim Properties' SAHIM charity for Somalia crisis receives '1 Ton of Rice'

Majid Al Futtaim Properties' SAHIM charity received a generous donation from Accor-Majid Al Futtaim Hospitality Services - one ton of rice to be given to support Somalia relief efforts. The '1 Ton of Rice' campaign was a staff initiative across Accor-Majid Al Futtaim Hospitality Services where sufficient…

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برنامج الدليل الإرشادي للمسؤولية الاجتماعية ISO 26000 / في غرفة صناعة حلب

عتبر المسؤولية الاجتماعية للمؤسسات وترجمتها من مبادئ إلى ممارسة وتطبيقها بكفاءة وفاعلية في الوقت الذي يتفاوت فيه فهم المسؤولية المجتمعية من برنامج لآخر من أهم أهداف / برنامج الدليل الإرشادي للمسؤولية الاجتماعية ISO 26000 / والذي كان عنوان الندوة الوطنية الثانية التي أقامتها هيئة المواصفات والمقاييس العربية…

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KIPCO announces Platinum Sponsorship of NUKS-USA conference

KIPCO - the Kuwait Projects Company - has announced that it will be the Platinum Sponsor of the 28th Conference of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students - USA Branch (NUKS-USA). The event will be held under the auspices of H.H. the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammad Al Ahmad Al Sabah on November…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 13, 2011 at 7:22am — No Comments

Drake & Scull International Launches its Humanitarian Foundation

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Civil Contracting, and Water and Power announced the establishment of Drake and Scull foundation (DSF). The new entity is launched to initiate, fund and organize Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs dedicated… Continue

Added by CSR Middle East on October 10, 2011 at 4:51pm — No Comments

KPMG’s Lord Hastings to visit Oman

Lord Michael Hastings, KPMG’s global head of Citizenship and Diversity, an independent peer from the British House of Lords, will be making a private visit to the Sultanate on October 17, to launch KPMG Oman’s plan to assist the Oman Childcare Centre empower its children and enable them to fully participate in Oman’s continuing development and progress, said a company… Continue

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البنك الأهلي يفوز بجائزة آسيا لأفضل الممارسات في المسؤولية الإجتماعية



نجح البنك الأهلي في الفوز مؤخراً بجائزة آسيا لأفضل الممارسات في المسؤولية الإجتماعية، وجاء الإعلان عن فوز البنك بالجائزة في نسختها الأولى لمساهمات البنك الفاعله في خدمة المجتمع التي لعبت دوراً كبير في إحداث تغيير في المواطن والمجتمع. الجائزه قدمها رئيس جمعية آسيا للتسويق (CMO) بالتعاون مع هيئة (SCGA) لجوائز الشركات والمجتمع.

فوز البنك جاء بناء على تحقيقه معاييرمُتقدمه إستندت إليها لجنة التحكيم لمنح الجائزة للبنك الأهلي، وقد تضمنت معايير الفوز تفرد…

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«المسؤولية الاجتماعية».. الترجمة الحقيقية لمبدأ الحقوق والواجبات بين الشركات والمجتم

أدى بروز المسؤولية الاجتماعية على السطح، إلى تصاعد وتيرة أنشطتها، وباتت رقماً مهماً في هيكلة شركات القطاع الخاص، وعنصراً أساسيا في تركيبتها، لما يمكن لها أن تحققه من تكامل على الصعيدين الاجتماعي والاقتصادي، وخلق فرص حقيقية للحكومات لتنمية اقتصاداتها المحلية.

فأن تكتفي المنشأة الاقتصادية باستغلال الموارد المتاحة بما يحقق أهدافها الاقتصادية وأرباحها…

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Qatar Building Company grants three new scholarships to Qatar Foundation students

Qatar Building Company (QBC) continues the QBC Scholarship programme at the renowned Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF) in the 2011/2012 school year by renewing three ongoing student scholarships and granting three new students scholarships.…

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Kraft Foods Egypt joins 30,000 Kraft Foods employees from 60 countries in volunteering to fight hunger

Kraft Foods employees around the world have signed up in record numbers to volunteer this week as part of Delicious Difference Week, the culmination of the company's ongoing commitment to improve communities around the world. During the third-annual week of volunteer service (Oct. 3-8, 2011),…

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Nuqul Group and Injaz meet their volunteers from Al Koura District

Driven by the objective of encouraging community service and building on the success of its corporate social responsibility efforts, Nuqul Group and Injaz hosted a group of their volunteers who will be conducting Injaz sessions in the Group's adopted schools in Al Koura.…

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Majid Al Futtaim Properties joins hands with Pink Caravan for internal breast cancer awareness campaign

Majid Al Futtaim Properties, a leading developer of ‎shopping malls together with hotels and ‎mixed-use community ‎projects in the MENA region, announced that it has successfully conducted a two-day breast awareness campaign for its employees, in partnership with Pink Caravan, an initiative by Friends of…

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Zain launches its first sustainability report for year 2010

Zain, part of the Zain Group, the mobile operator in the Middle East, announced the launch of its first sustainable report for the year 2010. Entitled '15 years of changing the face of Jordan' and launched on the occasion of Zain's 16th year anniversary, the report is the first to be…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 9, 2011 at 10:36pm — No Comments

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