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Saudi firms include education in CSR initiatives

Companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have streamlined their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and have expanded their programs into undertakings that will greatly benefit the local society. Among those who have announced their strategic CSR-based plans is Al Falak Electronic & Supplies, which has set particular focus on playing a major role in the country’s efforts toward the protection and preservation of the environment and the further development of the youth…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 23, 2014 at 1:35am — No Comments

Accor Middle East organizes annual CSR meeting

Accor Middle East, one of the major hospitality groups, has organized its annual CSR meeting to promote the actions put in place by the group’s 15 hotels in the Kingdom (Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis). 

Salah Oumouden, VP, Accor KSA & Egypt, emphasized that Accor as a leading hospitality group has, in each country that it operates, a responsibility…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 18, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Cristal Hotels to host Ramadan CSR campaign

Abu Dhabi-based Cristal Hotels & Resorts is to work with the UAE Red Crescent to support a variety of initiatives under its ‘Ramadan to Remember’ CSR programme.

From June 30, Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi will host an iftar dinner at its Gems restaurant for 20 orphaned children, nominated by the Red Crescent, with gifts, games, and live entertainment.

As part of the initiative, the hotel will invite local corporations and organisations to sponsor iftar evenings…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 12, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments

PepsiCo panel demonstrates importance of youth engagement in sustainable development at CSR Summit 2014

The Arab world’s 200-million youth can truly drive sustainable development in the region, a PepsiCo-sponsored panel discussion in Dubai at the CSR Summit 2014 has concluded.

Speaking on a panel entitled Youth Engagement in Development: How Social Entrepreneurs Are Making A Difference, representatives from PepsiCo, The Synergos Institute, and two social entrepreneurs highlighted the importance of engaging youth in community development.

“Youth not only represent the majority of…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 1, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation supports René Moawad Foundation

As part of its commitment to education and social welfare in the region, Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation partnered with René Moawad Foundation to support the rehabilitation of the Rene Moawad Technical School in Lebanon.

The Rene Moawad Technical School is a joint venture with the Ministry of Education in Lebanon. The School provides technical education in different educational levels, covering a wide range of specialization to…


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Bank Sohar supports Al Noor Association for the Blind – Sohar

As part of its on-going commitment to support the wider community, Bank Sohar presented Al Noor Association for the Blind – Sohar with support dedicated towards three workshops conducted at the Association’s Sohar Branch. Mr. Salim Khamis Al Maskari, Sr. AGM – Branches at Bank Sohar, handed over the donation cheque on behalf of the Bank Management to Mr. Mahmood Amer Al Alawi, Secretary of Board of Director of Al Noor Association for the Blind, and Mr. Jamal Ibrahim Al Balushi, Member of Al…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 1, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Zain CEO Omar Al Omar awarded Annual HSE Excellence Award

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer Omar Saud Al Omar was awarded the Annual Health, Safety and Environment Excellence Award. This annually held event, organized by Kuwait National Petroleum Company, sheds light on sustainable projects and initiatives undertaken by Kuwait's public and private…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 26, 2014 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Nestlé Ajyal Salima Program – becomes first from Middle East to join EPODE International Network

The Nestlé Healthy Kids Program, Ajyal Salima has become the first from the Middle East to join the EPODE International Network (EIN), which encompasses over 36 programs in 24 countries working to tackle childhood obesity by promoting partnership among various entities including companies, governments, and NGOs. 

Speaking at the 11th Corporate…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 26, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Oman LNG donates funds to association of disabled

The Ministry of Social Development and Oman LNG signed an agreement on Sunday at the ministry’s headquarters under which Oman LNG will donate 250,000 rials to the Omani Association for the Disabled. The funds will be used for purchasing prosthesis for the disabled. 

HE Dr Yahya Bin Badr Al Ma’awali, Undersecretary at the ministry, said that the continuous initiatives, which embody the corporate social responsibility for Oman LNG, translate one of the recently…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 26, 2014 at 10:18pm — No Comments

du’s Employee Wellness Programme wins at Idea of the Year Awards

du, the fastest-growing telecommunications company in the region, received recognition at the recently-held Idea of the Year Awards for its Employee Wellness Programme. The initiative, launched in 2013 as part of du’s Every Step Counts national wellbeing campaign, received second place in the Idea of the Year Awards’ Health and Safety category, making du the only private…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 7, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Zain participates in inaugurating the Journey of Hope

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, today announced that it has successfully sponsored the Journey of Hope, a voyage dedicated to the special needs community in Kuwait and around the world. The company’s sponsorship was highlighted during its participation in the inauguration ceremony that took place on 1 May with the attendance of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al Sabah.

Zain is a staunch supporter of all segments of the Kuwaiti…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 3, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Omran Launches CSR Campaign for 2014

Pioneers Coral Reef Cleaning Initiative in Khasab along with Atana Khasab Resort

Kick starting their corporate social responsibility programme for 2014, Omran launched an initiative to conserve its marine environment by holding a series of events to clean the coral reefs and beaches in Khasab, while educating local residents and students in the area.

Omran has been championing the cause to contribute positively to the community by assisting micro businesses, empowering small…


Added by CSR Middle East on May 1, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Beverage company launches women’s empowerment campaign

Gilbert Ghostine’s pet project, Diageo’s CSR campaign to empower 2 million women by 2017, had never felt more personal than when the executive watched Lebanese women talk about the difference the program, “Plan W,” had on their lives.

“I feel very proud that we launched Plan W in my home country,” Ghostine, president of Diageo Asia Pacific, told The Daily Star. “This project is my baby.”

Diageo is the enormous alcoholic beverage company…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

ConocoPhillips’ Global Water Sustainability unveils interactive booth at Qatar Petroleum’s Environment Fair

Demonstrating its unwavering commitment to the environment, ConocoPhillips’ Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC) participates in Qatar Petroleum’s (QP) 8th annual Environment Fair 2014 from 23rd – 26th April at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC).

ConocoPhillips’ GWSC booth received a visit from His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry and Chairman QP, Dr.Saif Ali Al-Hajri, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Friends of Environment…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 24, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

تفعيل مساهمة البنوك في المسؤولية الاجتماعية بالتصنيف والحوافز

اتفق المشاركون في ندوة «عكاظ» بعنوان «مشاركة البنوك في التنمية والمسؤولية الاجتماعية»، على وجود قصور في دور البنوك تجاه المسؤولية الاجتماعية والتنمية المستدامة للمجتمع، وذلك بالمقارنة بنسبة ربحيتها الكبيرة التي بلغت 73 مليار ريال العام الماضي، بتأكيد ولي ولي العهد النائب الثاني لرئيس مجلس الوزراء الأمير مقرن بن عبدالعزيز، أن البنوك مقلة في دعم الفقراء، وتشديد سموه على ضرورة مساهمتها في…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

ENOC Puts Spotlight on Sustainability Initiatives and RFID Technology at WETEX 2014

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is putting the spotlight on its sustainable development initiatives and its advanced technology introductions such as the Vehicle Identification Pass (ViP), a radio frequency identification (RFID)/ and vehicle identification (VID)-based fuel retailing system, at the 16thWater, Energy, Technology & Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2014 to be held from April 14 to 16 at the Dubai International Convention Centre.

A Strategic Sponsor of…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 20, 2014 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Strategic CSR: Linking Socially Responsible Initiatives To Business Objectives

Connecting CSR initiatives with business objectives will create shared value for companies and society, says Jeanette Teh, assistant professor of Business Administration, American University in Dubai

The pervasive use of “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) today is rapidly turning it into a buzzword.…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 13, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Omantel launches its second Sustainability Report 2013

Omantel, the leading integrated communication services provider issued its annual "Sustainability Report" 2013 under the theme 'Your World, Your Oman'. The report reflects Omantel transparency and commitment towards different stakeholders and highlights the economic, social and environmental activities and efforts carried out by the Company…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

SABIC wins GCC-CSR’s top social responsibility performer award

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) received the 2014 GCC-CSR Award for being the best performing corporate social responsibility (CSR) company in the Gulf region, reflecting the company’s long experience in community service and its commitment to conduct business ethically. 

The award was presented to SABIC during the Second GCC-Corporate Social…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 9, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Viva Kuwait sponsors KREATE Initiative

Viva Kuwait has announced its sponsorship of the KREATE initiative's activities, organized by Bayt Lothan. Viva said it will also be participating in Bayt Lothan's activities in 2014. The multidisciplinary exhibition showcases different talents from various artistic fields, from painting and graphic design, and from artisan jewelry to photography. Bayt Lothan organized the KREATE initiative as part of its ongoing community projects aimed at highlighting local entrepreneurs and…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 5, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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