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18 Companies Awarded Dubai Chamber CSR Label for H1-2018

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honoured 18 companies for their corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts during a recognition ceremony held at its premises today.

The Dubai Chamber CSR Label was presented to Emirates Gas for the eighth time; Alpen Capital ME for the seventh time; Union Coop, Six Construct, Canon Middle East for the sixth time; Horeca Trade for the fifth time; TIME Hotels for the fourth time; ABB, ASGC, Centena Group, and Dulsco for the…

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Added by CSR Middle East on October 22, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

UAE’s march towards sustainability continues unabated

In 2015, countries around the globe adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169 underlying targets that tackle major challenges faced by the global community. When 193 governments agree to take on the most pressing global concerns, as was the case with signing up to the SDGs, you know that people are motivated by a genuine desire for progression. From ending poverty and hunger, to protecting the only home we know — Planet Earth — to ensuring the prosperity and well-being of all…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 15, 2018 at 7:13am — No Comments

Dewa contest for most eco-sustainable home opens

An eco contest open to residents who want to make their villas the most environmentally friendly in Dubai has saved roughly Dh1.1 million in energy and water costs since its first round in 2016, Dubai’s utility agency has said.

Dubbed the ‘Ideal Home’ initiative, now in its third round, the contest has saved 901,000 kWh of electricity, conserved more than 18,256,000 gallons of water and slashed 848 tonnes of carbon emissions, said Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) in a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 8, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dubai Chamber International Offices Organise CSR Activities for Year of Zayed

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s representative offices in China and Azerbaijan recently organised a host of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities as part of the organisation’s efforts to support the UAE’s Year of Zayed initiative.The Chamber’s office in China donated medical equipment to the Shanghai Red Cross, which included patient beds, walking sticks and other materials and supplies that are being used to train volunteers who care for the elderly in…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 7, 2018 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Dubai Chamber International Offices Organise CSR Activities for Year of Zayed

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s representative offices in China and Azerbaijan recently organised a host of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities as part of the organisation’s efforts to support the UAE’s Year of Zayed initiative.The Chamber’s office in China donated medical equipment to the Shanghai Red Cross, which included patient beds, walking sticks and other materials and supplies that are being used to train volunteers who care for the elderly in…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 7, 2018 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Emirates Environmental Group Hosts 3rd of Its Series of Panel Discussions for the Year 2018

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) organised a Panel Discussion on the topic of “Zero Waste: Food for Thought?”, held on the 27th of June at the Modul University, Dubai. The event was conducted in association with the Arabia CSR Network, Emirates Green Building Council, Clean Energy Business Council and with strategic support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).…

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Added by CSR Middle East on July 1, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

#Halawani_Al-Khair campaign spreads goodness in Saudi Arabia

Halawani Brothers, a leading food manufacturing company in the Kingdom, has launched the second edition of the #Halawani_Al-Khair campaign. The initiative is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) and aims to promote volunteering and extend philanthropy, reflecting the company’s commitment toward Saudi citizens and residents.

This year, the #Halawani_Al-Khair initiative has added more development and philanthropy activities. Over 500,000 meals for iftar are being…

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Added by CSR Middle East on June 14, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dewa first UAE govt utility to join UNGC sustainability initiative

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) - the world's biggest corporate sustainability initiative - becoming the first UAE government utility to join the initiative and adopt its 10 basic principles in the fields of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

Dewa said the move is in line with its keenness to support global sustainability initiatives and programmes, and to enhance its leading position among…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 6, 2018 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Firm’s employees wrap up Year of Giving

Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, wrapped up the Year of Giving after a host of corporate social responsibility initiatives that aimed to support community development and deliver social and environmental impact. Over the year, EGA employees recorded 2,790 hours of volunteer work whilst participating in multiple companywide CSR schemes.



His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 3, 2018 at 6:11pm — No Comments

How impactful CSR initiatives are reshaping modern hospitality

The hospitality industry's social responsibility is crucial to its exponential expansion.

It can no longer operate without regard to its surroundings and due consideration to its environmental impact and overall sustainability contributions.

The needs of the times demand that the industry complies with the highest corporate values and ethics that allow it to make a…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 31, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

DEWA receives gold medal for its excellence in social responsibility

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received the Gold Medal of Excellence in the field of Social Responsibility in the Arab World. The Award was presented by the Arab Organisation for Social Responsibility, at its 12th session, during the ‘Regional Forum of individuals and institutions that adopt social responsibility in its corporate activities’, at Savoy Hotel, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The award was presented in recognition of DEWA's role in establishing a culture of corporate…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 18, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

CW Awards 2017: CSR Initiative of the Year revealed

Carillion Alawi’s Community Needs Plan (Sustainable Communities) was named Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

The initiative was designed to promote community engagement by enabling the company’s employees to participate in …

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 11, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Why more companies must offer CSR schemes

A good corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme offers a lot of benefits to both businesses and communities they are active in, experts at the 2017 HR Summit & Expo said on Tuesday.



Speaking at a seminar on employee engagement for social impact, Dima Najim, MD of EFE-UAE, said corporate volunteering programmes offer a multi-dimensional benefit to firms. They improve employee engagement within the company, she said. Also, such programmes are a way for…

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Added by CSR Middle East on November 7, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ithmaar Bank wins WIBC award

Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, was singled out among the world’s Islamic banks for a prestigious international award in recognition of its corporate social responsibility and financial disclosure.

The award was presented at the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC), which was recently held in Bahrain in strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB).

The event, which was attended by leading international banking…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 15, 2017 at 10:48am — 3 Comments

Petroleum Development of Oman helping women-run start-ups through its CSR programme

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) has been backing local women for building start-ups in a range of different industries.



Banat Oman is a PDO-backed social investment project, which aims to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship skills among Omani women, helps unemployed women forge rewarding careers and empowers and helps them raise their families’ income. 



Fish, dairy,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 12, 2017 at 8:53am — No Comments

DEWA concludes ‘Future Engineer’ successfully

47 students spent more than 80 training hours with happiness rate of 99%



Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has successfully concluded the ‘Future Engineer’ that took place from 18 to 29 December 2016, as part of the Reading is Positive Energy exhibition in Zabeel Park. The camp encouraged innovation and creativity among students, and provided them with a distinguished educational platform to develop their basic science skills, such as measuring and…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 8, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

CSR AWARDS FOR TRISTAR

Dubai-based Tristar Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives have been recognised with the receipt of three separate awards from different organisations in recent weeks. Tristar Group chief executive Eugene Mayne says, “When Tristar was born in 1998 the decision was made to be a responsible business. This meant not only operating to the highest safety and environmental standards but also caring for the communities where the company operates. Over the years Tristar has…

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Added by CSR Middle East on January 1, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dubai Police issues first report on Sustainability for 2015

Releasing the first report by the Dubai Police on sustainability in 2015, Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Quality and Excellence, has affirmed that all efforts were being made to realise the sustainable vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dr. Al Obaidly said under Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai has emerged among the world’s leading and unique…

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Added by CSR Middle East on December 22, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

ALF and Qatar Voluntary Centre sign deal

Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation (ALF) and Qatar Voluntary Centre (QVC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share skills and knowledge in training.



QVC will also provide ALF with volunteers and ALF will conduct training for volunteers and provide them with details about events they are participating in before deploying them.



“ALF is steadfast in pursuing and achieving our aspiration of being a leading global humanitarian…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 28, 2016 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

Al Salem Johnson Controls organizes CSR program

A team of Al Salem Johnson Controls visits the Help Center in Jeddah to offer volunteer work in organizing and arranging the toys’ warehouse

As part of its corporate social responsibility program, a team of Al Salem Johnson Controls conducted a visit to the Help Center in Jeddah – a center that specializes in the education and rehabilitation of children with special needs aged between 4 to 20 years – to offer volunteer work in organizing and arranging the toys’ warehouse. The team…

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Added by CSR Middle East on February 23, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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