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September 2012 Blog Posts (65)

QAFAC sponsors local rally driver for upcoming National Championship

Qatar Fuel Additives Company Limited 'QAFAC' - petrochemical producers in Qatar, specialising in the production and export of methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether 'MTBE' from its high-tech facility in Mesaieed - has announced an exciting new driver sponsorship package ahead of this…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 30, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

The Benefits of being a Member of CSR Middle East



Our Foundation is new to the region. We were really in a bind a week or so ago when a planned fieldtrip went amock. We take students who go through our leadership program on a fieldtrip to a Socially Responsible company as part of our 'It is up to you to change the World" lesson. We desperately reached…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 30, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

WHY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) IS THE “KEY” TO TAKING EDUCATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Here’s the truth, we are not educating our youths to be leaders if we are not equipping them with the right questions and expectations of the corporate world. After all, they are the business owners, managers, employees etc. of the future. And no teacher or school can teach this in a classroom……….that is a…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 30, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital; The first in the MENA region and one of few hospitals worldwide to publish an A+ CSR report



The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has become a raw model in Sustainability in the Middle East by implementing several governmental initiatives like the Saudi Arabia Responsible Competitiveness Index (SARCI), the Global Competitiveness Forum and others.  It is known that the SARC Index, managed by the Saudi…

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Added by Sherif Adel Zaki Tehemar on September 28, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

The Good Hospital Guide: A sustainability guide for hospitals by Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital



A review of the Fortune top 1000 companies list, reveals that among the 14 listed in the “Healthcare: Medical Facilities”, not one has issued any kind of non-financial reports. A GRI reports’ list shows that among the 1003 organizations reporting in the year 2008, only eight from…

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Added by Sherif Adel Zaki Tehemar on September 28, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Media One cares partners with Growing Leaders to teach teamwork through chef lessons and introduce kids to hospitality industry

When we initially approached Media One Hotel, a hip trendy hotel in Media City to host students for our leadership program and incorporate their staff into our lesson plan on Corporate Social Responsiblity........they were not too eager!

They mentioned…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 28, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Dubai Chamber honours nine organisations for their CSR strategy

Nine major Dubai-based 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 in seeking and fostering responsible practices in their business. 

The nine organisations included Commercial Bank of Dubai, Standard Chartered Bank, Dubal, Ducab, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Hilton Jumeirah, Summertown and DLA Piper which have been honoured for their…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 28, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

A Height for Sights / ORBIS brought to Abu Dhabi by FedEx

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, today celebrates their 30 years of partnership with the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital - a mobile hospital dedicated to treating and preventing blindness in developing countries. Stationed at the Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi from 29 September - 3 October 2012, the Flying Eye Hospital…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

58 members join ENGAGE Dubai employee volunteering program

917 employee volunteers put in 4,300 hours of community work, reveals ENGAGE Dubai’s annual report

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce Industry’s ENGAGE Dubai initiative, managed by its Centre for Responsible Business, announced the success of the employee volunteering program in encouraging 917 volunteers to devote…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

مجلس وزراء عمل دول الخليج يكرمون محمد عبداللطيف جميل

ضمن برنامج حفل إفتتاح إجتماعات الدورة 29 لمجلس وزراء العمل بدول مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربية ، تم تكريم المهندس محمد عبداللطيف جميل رئيس فريق صناع فرص العمل بباب رزق جميل ، وذلك تقديراً لما قدمه باب رزق جميل من فرص عمل في المملكة العربية السعودية منذ عام 2003م تجاوزت 230 ألف فرصة عمل بنهاية شهر…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

UAE hotels told to focus on CSR not the PR

Industry leaders at Hotelier Middle East’s Great GM Debate said more focus should be given to CSR initiatives.



During the annual event held yesterday (September 24) at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, hoteliers said that with financial goals and pressures on hotels, CSR programmes which do not receive media attention have taken a back seat and should be bolstered for the good of the local communities.



“CSR and being a good corporate citizen of community can become…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

Online Firms Are Leading the Charge for Sustainable CSR

CSR activities are no longer restricted to large organizations with heavy marketing budgets, due to the SME boom in the UAE and GCC. In particular, online firms are very often taking the lead in targeted CSR and community activities that make a measurable difference.

"The advantages that online businesses possess in their commercial model - speed, adaptability, rapid response and community integration can also be channelled effectively to develop CSR campaigns. In fact,…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 26, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Dubai Properties Group partners with DEWA to raise energy conservation awareness

Dubai Properties Group 'DPG', a member of Dubai Holding, has once again partnered with Dubai Electricity and Water Authorities 'DEWA' for the second year running to raise awareness on the importance of electricity and water conservation at its Shorooq Mirdif…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 25, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

InterContinental Hotels and Resorts partners with National Geographic and UNESCO for Responsible Business Week 2012

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Responsible Business Week to run from 17-23 September 2012 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts today embarks on a week-long programme of activities around the world to help protect and preserve unique and cultural heritage sites as part of…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 25, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Dr. Naseer Homoud Conferred CEO Middle East Award 2012

Recognizing his philanthropic contribution and good corporate practices of his business empire, Dr. Naseer Homoud has been conferred CEO Middle East Award 2012 for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The prestigious award was conferred in a gala ceremony at Jumeiria Emirates Towers, Dubai on Thursday…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Emirates NBD holds Annual Staff Gala Dinner

Emirates NBD, the leading bank in the region, held its Annual Staff Gala Dinner & Wedding Reception, where nearly 820 UAE National and expatriate grooms and brides from Emirates NBD's members of staff celebrated their union at the wedding reception, making this event for the eighth…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Hayatt and Wataniya launch Breast Cancer Charity Live to Give

Hayatt, a part of Ruqayah Abdulwahab Alqatami Breast Cancer Foundation, is partnering with Wataniya to launch the Breast Cancer Charity Drive to raise money for patients suffering from breast cancer and raise awareness.

The drive is…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Commercialbank, TYC create a new buzz: Spelling Bee contest

In line with its interest to support and promote youth empowerment, Commercialbank announced its partnership with The Youth Company (TYC), the first youth-run social enterprise in Qatar. 

TYC is recognised for creating various educational, community engaging, volunteering, career-oriented, and consulting programmes, which directly and indirectly facilitate the growth and development of youth in different aspects. 

Commercialbank and TYC said they plan…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Bank Muscat presents ‘Jesr al Mustaqbal’ scholarships

Bank Muscat , the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, organised a ceremony to present ‘Jesr al Mustaqbal’ (Bridge to future) scholarships to Omani youth who have enrolled for various courses at the College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS). The event was attended by senior bank officials and parents of scholarship beneficiaries.

Early this year, the bank launched ‘Jesr al Mustaqbal’ programme in execution of the directive of His Majesty Sultan…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

TRA organizes its annual blood donation campaign

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has organized its annual blood donation campaign on Sunday, 23 September 2012 in Abu Dhabi.

The campaign is a reflection of the TRA's commitment…

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Added by CSR Middle East on September 24, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

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