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CSR Middle East's Blog – November 2012 Archive (23)

GE highlights energy sustainability initiatives to manage Middle East's ecological footprint at Arab Forum for Environment and Development

GE is highlighting its energy sustainability initiatives and commitment to complement the efforts of Middle East governments to manage their ecological footprint at the Arab Forum for Environment & Development (AFED) to be held from November 29 to 30, at the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel in Beirut.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 30, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Asry wins top CSR award at Seatrade

Bahrain-based Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (Asry) has won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the Seatrade Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent Awards (MEIS) 2012 in Dubai.



The award, chosen by a 12-strong panel of industry judges, was due to Asry's comprehensive employee welfare, training initiatives and environmental programmes, said a report in our sister publication, the Gulf Daily News.



The yard boasts an ongoing calendar of medical and social events that…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 30, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Crescent Petroleum highlights importance of environmental policy for regional companies

Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East's oldest private oil and gas company, has highlighted the need for responsible companies in the Arab World to develop and adopt environmental policies for sustainable development as part of their growth strategy.

The company has joined as a regional partner…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 30, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Panasonic employees volunteer for 11th edition of clean-up drive

Panasonic employees and UAE residents gathered at Dubai’s Al Mamzar beach for the 11th edition of Clean-Up Drive 2012. The event was organized under the auspices of the Philippine Consulate General of Dubai, and is part of the global Clean-Up the World initiative from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Globally, the Clean-Up Drive engages an estimated 35 million volunteers in 130 countries each year, making it one of the world’s largest community-based…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 26, 2012 at 4:04am — No Comments

Nuqul Group and Elia Nuqul Foundation present their case studies in CSR in Action- Jordan program

Sharing their experiences in corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Nuqul Group and Elia Nuqul Foundation have recently participated in an interactive training session entitled “CSR in Action- Jordan” that was organized by Al Ahli Holding Group in partnership with BDC center in Jordan. The workshop mentored young Jordanians and empowered them with skills in the field of corporate social…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 18, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Siemens in Saudi Arabia launches Corniche cleaning drive to help preserve Jeddah's beach habitat

During the presence of Siemens in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for over 80 years, it has continuously and actively contributed together with its local partner E.A. Juffali and Brothers in the development of the country's infrastructure, in fields of industry, energy, infrastructure and cities and healthcare.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 18, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Movenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai earns re-certification from Green Globe

Green Globe announced re-certification of Movenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since its opening two years ago, this upscale hotel has demonstrated outstanding efforts and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and corporate responsibility, marking the hotel group’s ambitious commitment to secure region-wide certification of all its Middle East properties.

“It’s a great achievement for the Movenpick Hotel Deira to be re-certified, reaching 90% of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 16, 2012 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Bank Muscat highlights CSR

Bank Muscat hosted an integrated risk management workshop as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The 4-day workshop held at the head office was attended by risk managers from local and overseas banks, finance companies and government entities.



Being a CSR initiative, the entire proceeds from the training workshop is earmarked for charity, specifically to benefit specially-abled children, through Bank Muscat Hearts, which is a voluntary initiative by the bank…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 15, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Hilton Hotels to Share Food Waste in Hungry Egypt

By Tafline Laylin

Hilton Worldwide has launched a pilot program to distribute surplus food to community organizations that feed the poor in Egypt. The hotel chain has teamed up with Feeding America and The Global FoodBanking Network to collect food that would otherwise be thrown away from cafes, restaurants, and conferences and distribute it to school feeding programs, food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community programs.

Egypt is the only international beneficiary of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 15, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

محاضرة عن الاستدامة لموظفي مواصلات الإمارات

نظمت إدارة البيئة والسلامة والصحة المهنية بمواصلات الإمارات صباح أمس محاضرة توعوية تحت عنوان “الاستدامة في الإمارات استدامة لمستقبلنا”وذلك بقاعة مسرح الإدارة العامة بدبي .

وقال خالد شكر مدير إدارة البيئة والسلامة والصحة المهنية إن هذه المحاضرة تأتي ضمن جهود المؤسسة المتواصلة لنشر ثقافة الاستدامة…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 15, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments

INJAZ UAE and Omnicom Media Group MENA partner to inspire youth

The MENA operation of global advertising, marketing and communications company Omnicom Media Group (OMG) has joined hands with INJAZ UAE, a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, to support its delivery of key entrepreneurial and work-readiness programs. These will reach 10,000 students in the Emirates this year.

 

Omnicom Media Group MENA and INJAZ UAE will work together to support today's Emirati youth by investing in the development of their professional future. This is…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 15, 2012 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Analysis: Sustainable supply chain in the Middle East

by Ahmad Lala

Global Research institute APMG-International announced last month that the UAE alone is using 225 per cent more energy than Europe.

“In fact,” said Alan Harpham, chairman of APMG-International: “The UAE’s per capita footprint of 9.5 hectares is four times more than the global per person 2.1 hectares availability.”

He added that the UAE must step up management of its ecological footprint, in response to research which revealed that the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 12, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

Find more ways to incentivise businesses and individuals to Go Green say experts at Green Build Conference

Experts from a panel discussing the costs of green buildings and implementing environmentally friendly building measures, agreed that there should be incentives in place to encourage businesses and individuals to be more active in helping the UAE to reduce its carbon footprint.

Many of the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 8, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Port of Salalah wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Port of Salalah has recently won the Containerisation International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award 2012 for the company’s environmental and community focus that exemplifies corporate sector leadership in engaging its employees and local community.

Port of Salalah had been shortlisted for two categories, Corporate…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 8, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments

محمد العجمي: «البترول الوطنية» حافظت على ريادتها في المسؤولية الاجتماعية إلى جانب نجاحها في القطاع النفطي

أعلن مدير العلاقات العامة والاعلام بشركة البترول الوطنية الكويتية محمد منصور العجمي فوز الشركة بالمركز الأول للجائزة العربية للمسؤولية الاجتماعية للمؤسسات لعام 2012 التي تنظمها سنويا الشبكة العربية للمسؤولية الاجتماعية.

وقال العجمي في حفل تكريم الاعلاميين الذي أقيم صباح أمس في بيت الوطنية بالمسيلة ان وفدا رفيع المستوى يرأسه رئيس مجلس الادارة والعضو المنتدب فهد سالم العجمي ويضم كلا من نائب رئيس مجلس…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 8, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Etihad Airways' donations spread warmth and good cheer as winter in Nepal sets in

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has made a donation to two social welfare organisations in Kathmandu as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in Nepal.

Staff from the airline's head office in Abu Dhabi joined local colleagues to deliver care…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 8, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Al Ahli Holding Group launches CSR in Action in Jordan

After successfully implementing its latest program "CSR in Action" in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon giving birth to 12 new CSR initiatives, Al Ahli Holding Group's Corporate Social Responsibility division and in partnership with the Business Development Center in Jordan (BDC), launched the "CSR in action Jordan" on the 4th of November 2012; an initiative that aims to develop and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 8, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence appoints Ekadaa PR as its public relations agency

Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) Carbon conceptualizes, manages, executes and monetizes greenhouse gas reduction measures. By doing so, DCCE address climate change and promote sustainable development across the region in an economically viable way.

The Emirate of Dubai is becoming a low…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 8, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation partners with the Intellectual Education Institute for Girls in East Riyadh

As part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Deutsche Bank through its Middle East Foundation will be supporting the Intellectual Education Institute for Girls in East Riyadh by hosting an art exhibition and purchasing a communication device for the Institute.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 5, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments

تقرير الاستدامة لمجموعة "نقل": التزام أخلاقي يعكس شفافية وإيماناً بالتنمية

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…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 1, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

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