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Kuwait- EQUATE, ASCRS Host Sustainability Workshop

EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait's first international joint-venture in this industry, organized a sustainability workshop in cooperation with the Arab Society for Corporate Social Responsibility (ASCRS).



The workshop, entitled "Leadership Role for Corporate Social Responsibility," grouped a number of EQUATE leaders and employees representing EQUATE Sustainability Committee.



During the workshop, a number of sustainability and CSR issues…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 21, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dalal Al Dossary breaks barriers to bring sports and the community together

MAKING a difference as a woman in the male-dominated sports world in the Gulf is a challenge for Dalal Al Dossary of Saudi Arabia. She’s not a professional athlete but just a determined Sports CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) consultant focused on uniting communities through sports. StarSport’s RAJES PAUL spoke to the 33-year-old on her calling and commitment.

Q: What is your job scope?

A: I’m a certified CSR consultant specialising in the sport. I assist…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 18, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Qatargas TV commercial promotes safe driving

Qatargas has launched a special TV commercial aimed at promoting safe driving behaviour, in line with the Ministry of Interior's efforts to spread road safety awareness in the community.



The 30-second TV commercial titled "Did you get the message?" is being aired on Qatar TV through the month of Ramadan. It can also be viewed online on Qatargas' official website (www.qatargas.com.qa) and on YouTube (QatargasTVC Road Safety…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 5, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Focus on Corporate Social Responsibility helps Dulsco become a Superbrand

Dulsco, a regional leader in human resource and waste management solutions, has bagged the Superbrand award. Over 1,500 leading brands in the UAE vied for the Superbrands title, however, only 55 were declared Superbrands by the Brand Council. Dulsco is the only waste management company and among very few HR solution providers in the region to be awarded the Superbrand status.

Commenting on Dulsco’s entry into the Superbrands list, Mike English, Director, Superbrands ME said, “Dulsco…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The CSR Trendsetter

One of the great joys of being a journalist is our privileged interaction with passionate people from all segments of the society. By the very nature of our work, we have direct access to those who are driving change and forging new paths. Most of it is almost routine. But, once in a while, we meet people who stand out and outshine this mighty company. Dana Haiden is one of those memorable ones. Instantly likable and articulate, Haiden's candor is a rarity among executives at her level…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Kahramaa’s sustainable report receives award

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation has joined the leading organisations across the world gaining Global Reporting Initiative- 4 (GRI-4) for its sustainability reporting. 

The recent achievement from the Netherlands-based Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has enabled Kahramaa to use Materiality Disclosure Service Icon.

The latest advancement is for Kahramaa’s 

Sustainable Report 2014.

Kahramaa’s…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 20, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

McDonald’s UAE Wins Waste Management Award

Corporate social responsibility, sustainability and environmental friendly concepts have now become as essential as profits to companies. Recently, the fast food chain was the first runner up at the Toner Collection Campaign 2014. The environmental award for Waste Management was awarded to McDonalds UAE at the Annual Awarding Ceremony hosted by Emirates Environment Group. “We are very proud that McDonald’s UAE has received this prestigious environmental award. The prize is an…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 15, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation publishes Sustainability Report 2014

SABIC launched its fourth Sustainability Report, “Foundation for the Future” on April 30, 2015.



The title reflects SABIC’s commitment to growing its business responsibly and sustainably, ensuring future generations have the ability to realize their potential and improve their quality of life.



This report builds on the great progress SABIC has made so far and is another step on the path to a sustainable and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 20, 2015 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Unilever sets up environmental prize

Under the supervision of the Saudi Environmental Agency, the Unilever Scientific Award in the field of environment was announced on Tuesday.



The announcement was made at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industy (JCCI) in the presence of Adnan Mandourah, secretary-general of the chamber; Khalid Ezziddeen Fayed, managing director and general manager, Binzagr Unilever; and officials of the Saudi Environmental Agency.



The award is to be…

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Added by CSR Middle East on May 14, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

Corporates to focus on social responsibility in Oman

Omani approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) will be the focus of a CSR conference to be held in Muscat on April 29.



Speakers at the conference will deliberate on the CSR practices of companies in the Sultanate and the mechanisms that can contribute to its development, as well as the government's role in encouraging companies to integrate CSR with the inherent ethos of the workplace.



The conference is being organised by the Arabian…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Arabia CSR Network Helps Meet UAE Vision 2021 Objectives

The Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN) is continuing with its programme of trainings designed to help businesses in the region reach sustainability and meet the objectives outlined in UAE Vision 2021, which aims to balance development with care for the environment. The programs, which take place on April 28-30 and May 19-21, will teach participants how to create sustainability reports using the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) recently launched G4 framework.

“The ability to create accurate…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 22, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SABIC honored for sponsoring CSR Forum in Madinah

On behalf of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, Abdul Mohsen Al-Muneef, deputy governor, honored SABIC for its strategic sponsorship of the Corporate Social Responsibility Forum in Madinah. Yaarob Al-Thenayan, director, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, received the honorary plaque on behalf of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). 

Organized by the Madinah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on March 17 and 18, the forum aimed at promoting key concepts of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 21, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Qatar Shell wins Reyada entrepreneurial support award

Qatar Shell was recognised at the Reyada Award ceremony for the company's outstanding support to Qatari entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).



H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, presented Qatar Shell with the 'Outstanding Entrepreneurial Support' Gold Award in recognition of the company's successful corporate social responsibility initiatives.



In partnership with Qatar Development Bank, Qatar Shell…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 15, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Badr Jafar: Corporate accountability leads to sustainability

Our world, including the region we live in, is undergoing an exciting transformation as the awareness of corporate responsibility gradually grows, in turn positively affecting the way in which we do business. While this is undoubtedly a good thing – for companies, the economy and communities alike – conditions are ripe for organisations to embrace the concept of corporate accountability, and in turn reap the benefits and value creation that this mindset will…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 11, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Falconcity reaffirms commitment to CSR

Falconcity of Wonders, FCW, has reaffirmed its continued commitment to Dubai Police at the White Points System Conference, in line with its corporate social responsibility efforts towards society and the country at large. 



Falconcity of Wonders, the Diamond Sponsor of the event, participated in the conference to support the efforts of Dubai Police to reduce the number of death caused by accidents to zero death by the year 2020. 



A report by…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 6, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim launches a Stroke Academy to establish comprehensive stroke management protocol in the region

The Boehringer Ingelheim Stroke Academy, was launched by the leading pharmaceutical company, to establish optimum Stroke Management protocol in the region. The first of its kind effort introduced in the region, the Stroke Academy aims to bring together leading international experts, cardiologists and neurologists to highlight the unmet treatment challenges and identify effective measures. The stroke academy will not only bring forth the best medical practices in the management of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on April 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

SABIC’s environmental contest attracts 6,000 children

Sixty-two students have won prizes at the Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation’s (SABIC) huge environment painting and photography contest.



The contest was held in parallel with the waste-free campaign organized by the company in collaboration with the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) in Jubail, Riyadh and Yanbu.



Over 6,000 students from 600 schools in Riyadh, Yanbu and Jubail participated in the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on March 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Maersk Oil Qatar and Vodafone Qatar join forces for Road Safety

Maersk Oil Qatar, the country’s largest offshore oil producer and Vodafone Qatar have come together to help address one of Qatar’s most pressing challenges – road safety. Hundreds of students at Park House English School in Doha have benefitted from a week-long road safety event, featuring one-to-one coaching and a state-of-the-art road safety simulator, that sought to highlight positive road behaviours among young people.

 

Road accidents are fast becoming a global epidemic,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 26, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Halal and Tayyib Meals Ready to Eat food aid: feeding 30,000 people effectively

Saahtain Foods, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, gave 15,000 Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) to the UAE Red Crescent. The UAE Red Crescent thanked Saahtain Foods for this unique and innovative donation of Tayyib Meals, a brand of Saahtain Foods especially designed for Humanitarian and Disaster Relief.

An additional 5,000 meals were given to UAE Red Crescent on behalf of Darvesh Group as part of the group’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to support the Tarahamu…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 20, 2015 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Tamani Marina participate in Dubai Cares for Education 2015

More than 30 employees from Tamani Marina hotel, the leading hotel in family tourism in the United Arab Emirates, participated with families, children, government agencies and private institutions in the march of Dubai Cares for Education in 2015, which was organized by Dubai Cares in support of education in…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 15, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

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