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CSR Middle East's Blog – November 2011 Archive (44)

BankDhofar backs diabetes awareness drive

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, BankDhofar has decided to focus on one of the most serious issues of today: diabetes awareness.

With the incidence of diabetes on the rise, BankDhofar will work closely with Oman Diabetes Association (ODA) to help the people of Oman become aware of the scourge and to get a broader…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 22, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments

DHL Express UAE donates $8000 to charity

DHL Express UAE has presented a US$8000 (AED 30,000) donation to the Al Noor Centre for children with special needs as part of its ongoing ‘Spirit of Yellow’ corporate social responsibility programme.

The money, which was raised by DHL Express UAE staff, was presented by Elliott Santon, marketing manager, DHL Express and Elke Willaert, human resources manager, DHL…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 22, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Hyundai stresses being good corporate citizen

There are many corporations that stand out for profitability while there are as many gaining prominence for exceptional corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.



However, there exist a relatively small number of companies, which excel both in profits and CSR activities, otherwise dubbed as the double bottom lines in the business…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 22, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Zain launches 'Recycling Cellular Phones' initiative

Zain launched an exhibition in City Mall for recycling cellular phones, stemming from Zain's devotion towards environment and promoting environmental awareness.

This - first of its kind…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 22, 2011 at 5:24pm — No Comments

du invests in green solutions for mobile network

Paving the way for a greener future, du today announced a framework agreement with German company P21 GmbH, a subsidiary of Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG, to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from mobile network base stations in line with the telecom’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

 

‘As part of the turnkey contract, P21 will supply, install and commission smart energy management systems in selected mobile network base stations in 2011-2012, and will…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 22, 2011 at 5:24pm — No Comments

NBO to highlight CSR initiatives at Oman's First Volunteer Expo 2011, in December

National Bank of Oman 

in keeping with its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, and its commitment towards CSR activities in the Sultanate, recently announced its participation, as a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 22, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Working together to beat diabetes

MUSCAT: Landmark Group will strive to ensure that necessary information about diabetes is communicated to the right audience through different events held round the year, says Clive Freeman, general manager, Landmark Group as the group gets ready for the awareness walkathon to be held on November 25 at Centrepoint in Ruwi. The region’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate is holding the awareness campaign under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Oman Diabetes…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 22, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Dubai Chamber hosts EWS-WWF workshop for 'Corporate Heroes'

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF), recently hosted a workshop targeted at the private sector on ways to reduce carbon emissions, energy and water consumption and have less impact on…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 22, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Alba supports BDF's Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) extended financial backing of BD10,000 towards Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac patients in Bahrain.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 22, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Unemployment, maternity insurance to help combat poverty - SSC

 

AMMAN - The maternity and unemployment insurance programmes launched by the Social Security Corporation (SSC) in September will play an important role in combating poverty and unemployment, SSC officials said.

 

Mohammad Mubaideen, the director of the SSC's branch in west Amman, explained during a lecture on Tuesday that maternity insurance will encourage business owners to hire more women, who already make up over 14 per cent of the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility Rules The Waves

"Business must have a social conscience "says Osama Muein, Acting General Manager and Director of the Board of Skaugen Gulf Petchem Carriers. " This social responsibility is a philosophy set in stone by our shareholders I.M.Skaugen ., Noga Holdings and Capital Management House " he added at the presentation of gifts to a group of 70 orphans supported by the Royal Charity…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 18, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

A fighter in the war against diabetes

Bhuvana Acharya is walking 10km today to raise money to battle type II diabetes. She is the head of communications at Landmark Group, a Middle East retail conglomerate that is raising awareness about the disease while using the event to build its brand.

The Beat Diabetes Walkathon 2011 launches [today] at the Oasis Centre in…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 18, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

ماكدونالدز السعودية تنظم حملتها ال 21 للتبرع بالدم

  في إطار المسئولية الاجتماعية، نظمت شركة الرياض العالمية للأغذية، صاحبة الامتياز الحصري لمطاعم ماكدونالدز في المناطق الوسطى والشرقية والشمالية من المملكة حملة التبرع بالدم ال 21 للشركة وذلك لصالح بنك الدم في مستشفى الملك فهد التخصصي في الدمام، وشهدت الحملة حضور عدد كبير من المتبرعين الذين قدموا من أجل التبرع بالدم للمحتاجين واستمرت لعدة أيام تم فيها استقطاب المتبرعين من موظفي الشركة…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 18, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha 'Loves U Campaign' completes new milestone

An eleven ladies strong team from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, successfully completed the 5k marathon organized by the UAE Athletics Federation around Palm Jumeirah on November 11.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 18, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

ورشة عمل عن المسؤولية الاجتماعية في مدن الهيئة الملكية

افتتح الرئيس التنفيذي للهيئة الملكية بينبع الدكتور علاء بن عبدالله نصيف أمس ورشة عمل برنامج المسؤولية الاجتماعية في مدن الهيئة الملكية بمركز الملك فهد الحضاري بمدينة ينبع الصناعية وذلك بحضور مدراء العموم مسؤولي الشركات الصناعية والمؤسسات التجارية والبنوك بمدينة ينبع الصناعية.

وقد رحب د. نصيف بالإخوة…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 18, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

التلهوني: مراقبة الشركات تسعى لتعزيز المسؤولية الاجتماعية للشركات

عمان- علاء القرالة - قال مراقب عام الشركات الدكتور بسام التلهوني ان الدائرة تعمل على توطيد وتفعيل مبدأ المسؤولية الاجتماعية من قبل الشركات ودورها في تنمية المجتمعات المحلية بالتعاون مع الجهات المعنية من القطاع العام والخاص.

واشار التلهوني خلال ورشه عمل نظمتها الدائرة أمس بعنوان « المسؤولية الاجتماعية كرافد لحوكمة…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 18, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments

Sabic to sponsor chemistry conference, commits to invest in research to enhance its competitiveness

The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has announced its participation in the Fourth International Chemistry Conference in Riyadh from November 19 to 21 as the Diamond sponsor. The Saudi Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, are…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 17, 2011 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Enpark and Accor Majid Al Futtaim Hospitality conduct bulb recycling campaign

As part of its commitment to promote green initiatives in Dubai, the Energy and Environment Park (Enpark), a member of TECOM Investments' Sciences Cluster, extended its support to Accor Majid Al Futtaim Hospitality to reduce their carbon footprint across eight hotels.

Conventional light bulbs are being…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 17, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Zafco launches 'Safe Tire, Safe Family' campaign

Zafco - the UAE-based, global distributor of automotive tires, batteries and lubricants -announced the launch of its 'Safe Tire, Safe Family' campaign in a bid to help make roads safer for commuters in the UAE.

Zafco conducted complimentary vehicle inspections, starting with Al Noor Training…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 17, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Alfa donates to the Lebanese Autism Society

Within the framework of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program "Alfa 4-Life", Alfa, the first Lebanese mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom since February 2009, has launched and sponsored a SMS subscriber-fundraising campaign in support of the Lebanese Autism Society…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 17, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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