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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

Alba backs major CSR Conference/Exhibition

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), one of the pioneers of corporate social responsibility initiatives in Bahrain, provided sponsorship support for the Second Bahrain International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Conference/Exhibition. 



Held under the kind patronage of Energy Minister Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza in the period February 9-11, the theme for the Second Bahrain International Corporate Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition is "Beyond…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 12, 2015 at 12:25pm — No Comments

BRJ Recruitment engages in first DMCC Career Fair

BRJ Recruitment International, the Dubai-based arm of Bab Rizq Jameel, is participating in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre’s (DMCC) first Career Fair, which will take place at the DMCC today (Feb. 12). 



BRJ Recruitment International is a pioneer in executive search, selection and recruitment of specialist, and other managerial, talent, providing recruitment services to candidates and corporate clients across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT)…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Canon Emirates receives renewal of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard certification

Canon Emirates, a leader in imaging solutions, has been re-certified to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard following an external environment audit reporting no ‘non-conformities’. The recertification highlights Canon’s ongoing commitment to meet all applicable environmental regulations while continuously improving its environmental performance in the local community.

The internationally recognised ISO 14001 standard, to which more than 800 Canon sites worldwide are…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 26, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Air Arabia and Bee’ah, the Sharjah Environment Co., sign MoU agreement

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, and Bee’ah, the Sharjah Environment Co., the Middle East’s leading and award-winning fully integrated environmental and waste management company, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement.…

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

RasGas and KOGAS team up on Corporate Social Responsibility project for Daegu City community, Korea

As a global energy supplier, RasGas is committed to making a difference in the lives of the communities where it lives and works, in Qatar and abroad, through its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes. As part of its ongoing CSR programme, RasGas and KOGAS held a special event to mark the opening of the ‘Moonlight Children’s Park’ at Dong-gu District in Daegu Metropolitan City following the completion of the renovation of the park facilities. The renovation of ‘Moonlight…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 10, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Bank Sohar receives CSR recognition from Tatweej Academy

In recognition of its numerous philanthropic initiatives and its role as one of leading financial institutions in the field of CSR, Bank Sohar has received the distinguished Tatweej Academy’s ‘Golden Order of Merit in the field of CSR’ at the recently held Tatweej – Arab Leaders and Leading Organizations Grand Finale Ceremony 2014. This award marks the third that the Bank has received this year alone for its CSR efforts, having previously won the ‘Green Campaign of the Year’ award for its…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Ritz-Carlton hotel spearheads corporate volunteering in GCC as company becomes first founding partner of impact 2030

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has become the first founding partner of IMPACT 2030: The global initiative for the advancement of corporate volunteering.

IMPACT 2030 was introduced at the United Nations on Friday (Dec. 5), on International Volunteer Day where the Ritz-Carlton and the fellow founding partner companies showcased the meaningful difference their employees are making locally, nationally and internationally through corporate volunteering.

To…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 16, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Bank Sohar supports Omani Women’s Association – Al Amerat

Bank Sohar, in its effort to ensure the continued wellbeing of the community and as part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility programme, has extended its support to Omani Women’s Association – Al Amerat Branch. The support was extended in order to support association activities.

The donation cheque was handed over at Bank Sohar’s Amerat Branch to Ms. Fatma Ramadan Bahajaj, Head of Omani Women’s Association – Al Amerat, by Mr. Mazin Al Raisi, AGM & Head of Marketing and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 16, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments

NCB Capital sponsors financial education lab

NCB Capital, a top wealth management services firm in the GCC and Saudi Arabia’s largest asset manager, has sponsored a new fully equipped lab at Effat University in Jeddah in a move to spread financial literacy among Saudi youth.



The lab comprises 25 computer machines and includes hardware and software utilising the latest technologies which help students to monitor financial markets and train them on making sound investments.



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Added by CSR Middle East on December 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Elevating Qatar's CSR environment fundamental to achieving National Vision 2030, say experts

Securing senior management buy-in on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and creating greater awareness on how community engagement can tie into core business goals are among the main challenges to driving wider business uptake of CSR in Qatar, some of the country's top corporate and community leaders have opined.

The experts' comments came against the backdrop of the upcoming CSR Qatar 2014 - officially supported by the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

CSR initiatives essential to Saudi youth empowerment

The importance of corporate social responsibility in the development of the Saudi community and empowerment of the youth is once again the highlight of the two-day CSR Saudi Arabia 2014 Summit that kicked off here in Jeddah on Monday.
 
A brief interview with some speakers in the summit showed a consensus on the necessity of sustained CSR activities to further spur growth.
 
Excerpts of the interviews follow:
 
To Amr…
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Added by CSR Middle East on November 30, 2014 at 2:09am — No Comments

TRA hosts a lecture on workplace health and safety conditions

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosted a lecture entitled “A Safe and Healthy Work Environment for a Civilized and Advanced Society” in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The lecture was attended by a large number of TRA’s employees and comes within the framework of the TRA’s Occupational Health and Safety Month initiative, which is occurring throughout the month of November.

This awareness lecture aims to introduce the TRA staff to the occupational…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 24, 2014 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Action on Diabetes’ Health Campaign visits Qatari Diar

Qatari Diar, one of Qatar’s most trusted and respected real estate companies, showcased its commitment to tackling diabetes by hosting a purpose-built ‘Action on Diabetes’ screening bus at its headquarters in Lusail City. Over the course of three days, 400 Qatari Diar employees were tested for diabetes from the convenience of their workplace.

 

Launched earlier this year, the workplace screening campaign aims to benefit companies and business owners who are keen to ensure the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 24, 2014 at 6:24pm — No Comments

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