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CSR Middle East's Blog – December 2012 Archive (27)

Palm Utilities receives Dubai Chamber CSR Label for providing environmental friendly, sustainable district cooling solutions

Palm Utilities, a Dubai World company, has been awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label, in recognition of its solid commitment to CSR and sustainability and its ongoing efforts to optimize its resources primarily on providing the best environmentally friendly and sustainable energy solutions in line with the highest international standards.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 30, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Sharp visions to grow in eco-positive way

Building on its success in 2012, the Zayed Future Energy Prize, launched in 2008 and managed by Masdar, will award five distinct categories during its 2013 awards ceremony.

The initiative represents the vision of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the UAE, who championed environmental stewardship…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 30, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Imdaad supports drive to instill social responsibility among UAE youth through Maharati skills development program

Imdaad, a provider of integrated facilities management solutions in the GCC, has announced its support as Silver Sponsor of the "Maharati Program - Winter 2012", a unique initiative that aims to equip Emirati teenage students with different skills needed to enhance their personal development and technical capabilities.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 30, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Majid Al Futtaim contributes EGP1m to the people of Upper Egypt as part of the 'One Million Blankets' campaign

Majid Al Futtaim Properties, the leader in ownership, development and management of shopping malls together with hotels and ýcommunities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), announced that it will be contributing EGP1m, which equates to 20,000 blankets, to the underprivileged citizens of Upper Egypt (Al Sa'id), as part of the recently launched 'One Million Blankets'…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 30, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Cisco outlines strategy for Saudi Arabia in FY13

Cisco Executives outlined the company's strategy for the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia in 2013 at a press conference held in Riyadh. Led by Cisco's Managing Director for Saudi Arabia, Dr Tarig Enaya.

The focus of the conference was on four key areas which will drive the business focus in…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 28, 2012 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

Gulf Bank receives Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award

Gulf Bank announced it has been awarded the prestigious 'Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award' from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility for the outstanding work done by the Bank to encourage well-being in the national community in 2012.

The award ceremony took place in…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 28, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

Recycling machine off to a flying start

John Irvine, the managing director of the Lebanese waste management company averda, talks about ReVa, a reverse vending machine. The company, which started in Beirut 30 years ago, entered the UAE in 2006. The recycling machine, co-sponsored by Tecom Investments and averda, was launched in the first week of December.



What does the machine do? Where are these installed?

Users can exchange plastic bottles and aluminium cans for Air…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 26, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments

Bank Muscat inks deal to train Omani youth

Bank Muscat, the flagship financial service provider in the Sultanate, as part of its Jesr Al Mustaqbal (Bridge to Future) corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, signed two agreements with training institutes in Dakhiliyah and Dhofar governorates to equip 40 young Omanis with the necessary skills to develop their careers and contribute to national development. 



Upon successful completion of the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 26, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments

Jusoor and Sharakah in CSR agreement

Fund for Development of Youth Projects (Sharakah), premier organisation involved in development of small and medium enterprises (SME's) has signed an agreement with Jusoor, a corporate social responsibility entity targeted at developing the community in North Al Batinah Governorate.



The agreement aims at promoting leadership amongst Omanis in North Al Batinah Governorate and to contribute towards developing…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 26, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

Few young Saudis track spending: Survey

Only 11 percent of young Saudis keep track of their spending, despite 75 percent claiming they understood the basics of money management, a survey from SEDCO Holding has revealed.



The results from the nationwide study, which surveyed 1,000 nationals aged 18 to 35, demonstrate a need to improve financial literacy among young people, said the company.



The research was carried out as part of SEDCO’s Riyali corporate social responsibility program to improve financial literacy…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 26, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Dubai Chamber honours companies implementing responsible business practices

Seven major organisations were presented the Dubai Chamber CSR Label during a ceremony held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry premises on Wednesday. The awardees were honoured for their efforts to become leading businesses in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

The…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 24, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Deutsche Bank`s Middle East Foundation partners with Save the Children in UAE and Yemen

Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation announced today its partnership with Save the Children by supporting its Animate-It Workshops project in United Arab Emirates and the Food Vouchers System Initiative in Yemen.

Animation is a peaceful method for children to tell their stories especially for…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 24, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Samsung Electronics Levant gives back to local community

In-line with its strategy to support the local communities and its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Samsung Electronics Levant, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, organized a volunteer day for Samsung employees and others to donate a day of their time to renovate the Insan School.…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 21, 2012 at 5:18pm — No Comments

National Bank of Abu Dhabi holds first Sustainability Week

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) launched their first 'Sustainability Week' to highlight, promote, and educate the Bank's staff about living and working sustainably.

Over five days in October, employees were invited to learn about saving power and water, managing their money, keeping fit and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 19, 2012 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Masdar sustainability chief says Middle East at green energy “tipping point”

The Middle East is on its way to becoming a global hub for energy efficiency and renewable technology, one of the region’s green pioneers has told RTCC.

Nawal Al-Hosany is Director of Sustainability at Masdar in Abu Dhabi, the world’s first zero-carbon city and also a research institution, clean-tech investment portfolio and energy producer.

Speaking in Doha, Al-Hosany believes the oil and gas-rich…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 19, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Equate recognized for its sustainability efforts

Equate Petrochemical Company received the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2012 Award during the third annual Oil and Gas Middle East Awards ceremony.

On this occasion, Equate VP Technical services Mohammad Al Benali said, "Such recognition is a result of Equate's overall commitment to all sustainability related issues, such as the environment. For this purpose, Equate has launched several initiatives aimed at ensuring the environment's…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 18, 2012 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Zain Kuwait awarded special recognition for best corporate citizenship

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, has been recognized for its Corporate Social Responsibility with an award for the organization's CSR initiatives in 2012.

Speaking on the occasion of the award, Mr. Waleed Al-Khashti Corporate Communications & Relations from Zain, said:…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 18, 2012 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Doing business with a social purpose

Mohammed Jameel, President of the ALJ Group, receives the “Best Initiative to Support Entrepreneurship in the Arab World” award from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. Bab Rizq Jameel (BRJ), a corporate social responsibility initiative of ALJ Group, was given the award at the Global Entrepreneurship (GES) Summit…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 16, 2012 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Bank Muscat, Lulu to train 40 Omani youth

Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, as part of its Jesr Al Mustaqbal (Bridge to Future) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, has joined hands with LuLu Hypermarket to equip 40 young Omanis with the necessary skills to develop their careers and contribute to national development.

On successful completion of a 3-month training programme, the Omani youth, including women, from low-income families in Dakhiliyah and Dhofar…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 16, 2012 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Omantel honours SMEs for business excellence

Omantel Business Excellence SME Awards to recognise entrepreneurs in the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector were presented at a glittering function held yesterday at Al Bustan Ritz Carlton Hotel. 



Dr Amer bin Awadh Al Rawas, chief executive officer of Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), making an opening speech said, "We at Omantel value the vital role of the SMEs in the national economy and in creating job opportunities. With this in mind, we have…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 13, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

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