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CSR Middle East's Blog – October 2012 Archive (39)

Moevenpick Hotel and Resort Al Bida'a Kuwait achieves Green Globe Re-Certification

Green Globe announces re-certification of Moevenpick Hotel and Resort Al Bida'a Kuwait. For years this luxury hotel has been engaged in numerous environmental activities, following Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts corporate responsibility business strategy.

"We are thrilled to be re-certified for…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 31, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Sustainability: The FM industry's growing mandate

Sustainability is one of the most important aspects of business planning, especially for firms operating in the facility management industry, as energy and water consumption in the Arabian Gulf continue to increase on the back of growing populations.

"The bottom line with sustainability is that it saves a building or hotel money by dramatically cutting utility bills while promoting environmental awareness and corporate social…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

The Coca-Cola Foundation, Injaz Al-Arab bring 'Ripples of Happiness' to communities across Middle East

The Coca-Cola Foundation in partnership with Injaz Al-Arab announced the second phase of the 'Ripples of Happiness' (ROH) program. The ROH Program is a youth empowerment initiative that trains university students on identifying opportunities in their cities as well as inspiring them to implement projects that will have a positive impact within their communities.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

Dubai Chamber's 'CSR Al Youm' newsletter announces new online directory of case studies

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Centre for Responsible Business has announced the launch of its new online directory of case studies in its latest edition of 'CSR Al Youm', published this week.

The newsletter highlights the new online directory, found on the main Dubai Chamber website,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

Hikma Pharmaceuticals receives IFC Client Leadership Award

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, the fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group, received the 2012 Client Leadership Award presented by the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. Sustainable development initiatives, quality standards in operations and excellence in corporate governance were key to receiving this award.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

E-junior's 'Catch the Bus' campaign to spread awareness about road safety

E-junior, the UAE kids channel on eLife, has rolled out an exciting 'Catch the Bus' campaign on road safety, in collaboration with Total Marketing Middle East and Dubai Police.

The campaign aims to reinforce road safety habits amongst children through interviews, tips, trivia questions and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

Henkel wins Arabia CSR award; reinforces sustainability pledge

In a major recognition for its commitment to sustainability, Henkel GCC - one of the top names in the regional home care category - was conferred the 5th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award here. Henkel won the second award for its efforts in spearheading sustainable business practices.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

Landmark Group teams up with Ministry of Health and Dasman Diabetes Institute to launch third edition of 'Beat Diabetes' Walkathon

Landmark Group, the region's leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, has teamed up with the Ministry of Health and Dasman Diabetes Institute once again this year, for the third edition of the 'Beat Diabetes' walkathon in Kuwait.

The walkathon in Kuwait will take place on Saturday, November…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments

التمويل الإسلامي بين تعظيم الربحية والمسؤولية الاجتماعي

تواجه مناطق عدة في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا جلبة بشأن الآفاق والتوقعات المستقبلية للتمويل الإسلامي، حيث تداولت عدة تقارير إخبارية توقعات بنمو الحصة السوقية للصيرفة الإسلامية في مصر إلى 35 % خلال السنوات الخمس المقبلة في حين أنها تبلغ حاليا 5 %، وذلك نتيجة للتغيير في السياسات العامة؛ كما ينصب الكثير من اهتمام أوساط التمويل الإسلامي على الأسواق الأصغر نسبياً، مثل سلطنة عمان والمملكة المغربية، ويشير المراقبون للاسواق المالية، ومنهم عدة باحثين من بنك كريدي سويس، إلى دور التمويل…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

KPMG lends its support to QIBF

KPMG announced its support for Qatar International Businesswomen Forum (QIBF), which is organised by the Qatari Businesswomen Association and Interactive Business Network. The two-day forum begins today.

“We are proud to join as a sponsor for Qatar International Businesswomen Forum,” said Gopal Balasubramaniam, partner, KPMG in Qatar. “We believe that women empowerment is a key element towards real and sustainable development within Qatar. At KPMG in Qatar, our diversity and inclusion…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 30, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Visa Partners with Madrasati in Support of Education

Visa, one of the world's leading payment solutions providers, has partnered with Madrasati to collaborate on their shared vision to create a safer, brighter and inspiring learning environment for the youth of today.

Madrasati was launched in 2008 by her Majesty Queen Rania with the aim of reaching out to 500 public schools in Jordan with 250,000 students in the upcoming five years. With corporate social responsibility being at the core of Visa's community…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 26, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Homes r Us launches officials visit Dubai Autism Center

Emphasizing the importance of accepting and embracing individuals with special needs, Homes r Us launched an online community initiative during the month of Ramadan. In continuation of their program, senior representatives from Homes r Us visited the Dubai Autism Center (DAC) and presented them with special gifts as a part of a wish list.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 26, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Omran to pilot income generating ‘Zaree’ scheme

Omran is laying the foundation for the launch of a pioneering Corporate Social Responsibility programme that aims to empower and self-support communities in the regions where the company operates.

Entitled ‘Zaree’, the income generating programme offers a window into the world of Oman’s famed hospitality by demonstrating local traditions and values to tourists through a rich spread of diverse activities in Wilayat Khasab. Led by a group of local women, “Zaree” will…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 26, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Al Hilal Bank, Burjeel Hospital offer free screening as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in Abu Dhabi

Al Hilal Bank, in collaboration with the Burjeel Hospital, has launched a “Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign” that will deploy a mobile mammography unit in different parts of Abu Dhabi to provide free check up for ladies from October 24 to 28, 2012. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer ailment in the UAE, accounting for 28 per cent of female deaths in the country, according to statistics from the Abu Dhabi Health Authority.

The campaign, which is being organized as part of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 26, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Arab companies honoured for sustainability efforts

Twenty companies operating in the Mena regions were honoured for their commitment to sustainability and social responsibility during The Arabia CSR Network Forum and Awards Ceremony 2012, held on Wednesday.

The Arabia CSR Network was officially launched in 2009, but the awards were first held in 2008. The Arabia CSR Network grew out of the Emirates Environmental Group CSR Network, which has been advancing Corporate Social…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 26, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

EQUATE issues 2011 Sustainability Report

EQUATE Petrochemical Company has issued its 2011 Sustainability Report. The report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework and global reporting standards.

On this occasion, EQUATE VP Technical Services Mohammad Al Benali said, "As one of the first Kuwaiti companies to issue…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Zain Group launches inaugural sustainability report

Zain Group, the leading telecommunications provider in the Middle East and North Africa, launched its inaugural Sustainability Report, entitled 'Growth...Naturally'. Zain is one of the first operators in the region to offer an account of the socio-economic and environmental impacts of its business operations.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 23, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

VIVA sponsors Bahrain Marathon Relay 2012

VIVA Bahrain, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, VIVA Jusoor, announced its sponsorship of the Kingdom's popular annual sporting and charity event, the Bahrain Marathon Relay 2012, which will start this year from the VIVA Karting Track in November 16th, 2012.

Organized by the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 23, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

LG Electronics Achieves 61% Reduction In Energy Consumption For Dubai Municipality Project

With the market for consumption of lighting fixtures in the GCC region having already touched the US$1 billion mark in 2010, leading international manufacturers and suppliers will be setting their sights on Light Middle East 2012, the region’s premier trade and networking platform, which gets underway in Dubai today (Monday, 1st October).*



Organised by Epoc Messe Frankfurt, the 2012 edition of the regional lighting design industry showcase, will take place at the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 22, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Mashreq Qatar organizes environmental initiative

As part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, leading financial institution Mashreq Qatar held an environmental staff-program at the Dahl Al Hammam Park recently.

The bank's entire management team and over 30 bank staff participated in a mega environmental clean-up project at the Dahl Al Hammam Park, which is located in Doha's Medinat Khalifa. The impressive park is…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 21, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments

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