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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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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.



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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…


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.



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…


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…

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…


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…


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

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry join CSR Saudi Arabia Summit

Saudi Arabian Airlines has announced its participation as Strategic Partner of the CSR Saudi Arabia Summit, which will be held from 24-26 November 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Jeddah.

“Saudi Arabian Airlines is proud to support the social responsibility summit as Strategic Partner within the framework of the airline’s position as a national leader in community service,” stated Mr. Abdullah bin Mushabab Al-Ajhar, Executive Assistant General Director of Public Relations at Saudi…


Added by CSR Middle East on November 20, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

EQUATE hosts social affairs and development minister

EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international petrochemical joint-venture, hosted the Minister of Social Affairs & Labor and State Minister for Planning & Development Affairs Hend Subaih Barrak Al-Subaih for a visit that included showcasing the company’s achievements and practices in various sectors.

During the visit, the minister commended EQUATE’s distinguished role as part of Kuwait’s private sector, noting the importance of integration and cooperation between…


Added by CSR Middle East on November 11, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover conducts breast cancer medical checkup for its employees

Euro Motors, the exclusive dealer and distributor for luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover in the Kingdom of Bahrain, organized a visit recently to the Bahrain Specialist Hospital, where their staff attended a Breast Cancer medical checkup, showing their support in the fight against Breast Cancer.

The screening process for Breast Cancerwas completely sponsored by Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover as they do not compromise on the welfare of their staff.

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 11, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Samsung donates technology to the Juma Al Majid National Charity Schools

Continuing its commitment to giving back to the local community, Samsung Gulf Electronics has donated technology to the National Charity Schools to help upgrade their computer labs and enhance the learning environment of students at the school.

Founded in 1983 by Juma Al Majid, the National Charity Schools are private, non-profit schools, which provide learning opportunities for children of low-income expatriate families. To launch the partnership, Samsung donated 50 ATIV Smart PC’s,…


Added by CSR Middle East on November 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ooredoo recognised for CSR at Al Mar’a Excellence Awards

Ooredoo was given special recognition for their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contributions at the Al Mar’a Excellence Awards, held recently at the Intercontinental Hotel, Muscat. The award was presented acknowledgement of the company’s flagship social initiative, the Goodwill Journey, which has benefited over 10,000 people over the last 10 years.

Receiving the award on behalf of Ooredoo, Manal Al Kiyumi, Department Head of CSR at Ooredoo, commented “This is a proud moment for…


Added by CSR Middle East on November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

National Bank of Abu Dhabi publishes 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report titled 'Reshaping the Future'

National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability report.

The report titled ‘Reshaping the Future’ covers NBAD’s progress during the 2013 calendar year. It includes the Bank’s new five-year growth strategy to cement its presence in the UAE and expand internationally across the geographic area spanning West Africa to East Asia.

The report focuses on…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 22, 2014 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Qatargas to give financial support to Arshedny Center

Qatargas announced its support to ‘Arshedny Center’ run by Sheikh Eid Charitable Association in the form of a financial contribution. Qatargas’ contribution will be used to support drug abuse awareness and rehabilitation programmes run by Arshedny Centre.

The announcement was made at a joint press conference held at Qatargas’ Head Office building here. The meeting was attended by Mansour Rashid Al Naimi, Qatargas Public Relations Manager, and Sultan bin Abdulla Al…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Amwaj Rotana puts spotlight on CSR on website

Amwaj Rotana has introduced a new section to its website focusing on its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.

The Jumeirah Beach hotel’s sustainability efforts are committed to the three cornerstones of its values: maintaining the health and safety of its personnel, subscribing to environmental standards and best practices and valuing its host communities.

Among the global initiatives it engages in are the Terry Fox Run, a relief campaign for victims…


Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

GMC to hold free health camp

Gulf Medical College (GMC) hospitals in Ajman, Sharjah and Fujairah will be organising a Free Mega Health Camp from 9am to 4pm on Friday, Sept 19. 

“Such camps are organised to bring about health awareness to the people in the region. This is an annual event, which is organised to create awareness on various health issues. We always get overwhelming response for our Free Health Camps,” said Akbar Moideen, Director of Operations-Healthcare and Retail Division of GMC Hospitals,…


Added by CSR Middle East on September 10, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Investment in wellness programmes to yield ‘healthy’ returns for companies

Investment in corporate wellness programmes is one of the most effective ways to improve business performance, a research report conducted by MEED has revealed.

The results of the study suggested that companies could see as much as 300% return on investment on money spent on corporate wellness initiatives.

“It is very important to recognise the cost-benefit relationship associated with wellness programmes,” said Maisaa Nasrallah, a senior health, safety and environment (HSE)…


Added by CSR Middle East on September 8, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

DEWA promotes CSR values as part of Dubai’s vision for people with special needs

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is committed to serving the community by sponsoring charities and charitable activities, and supporting the development, well-being, culture, and health of the society in line with its corporate social responsibility (CSR). DEWA is achieving this by focusing on education, health, and community-care initiatives, by giving financial and in-kind donations, and sponsoring educational, sporting, and healthy activities. DEWA works to meet the needs of…


Added by CSR Middle East on September 4, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

Rawabi Holding plans to launch its 5th Talent Exhibit as CSR drives expand in 2014

Rawabi Holding has disclosed plans to launch the fifth Rawabi Talent Exhibit (RTE) this November as part of the company’s sustained efforts to further enhance its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The RTE, held annually, will shed light on a number of career paths available to youth through expert volunteers who serve as role models on account of their successful job story. The exhibit will also host local motivational speakers to inspire the youth by setting an example with…


Added by CSR Middle East on August 29, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

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