Under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar University (QU) yesterday hosted the ceremony to launch the fifth edition of the National CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Report.
During the ceremony, HE the Minister of Culture and Sports, Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali, was honoured as CSR Person of the Year 2016 in recognition of his role in supporting CSR and for being a role model in inspiring the youth of Qatar.
Doha Bank was awarded with the CSR Company of the Year 2016, and Annabi Int Gadha Initiative founder Mohamed al-Mohannadi and Sasol-Qatar general manager (public affairs) Jack Saba were honoured with the CSR Innovation Award. Leading companies and community representatives who are leaders in CSR were also honoured.
The report, which is issued by QU in partnership with Qatar CSR Network, will be distributed to all Qatari embassies around the world through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Qatar Media Corporation is the media partner.
The event included a presentation entitled “Strategic Integration of CSR in Qatar and Organisational Performance” and delivered by QU College of Business and Economics associate professor and member of QU CSR committee Dr Dalia Abdel Rahman Farrag.
It also included for the first time an exhibition of 21 booths by Al Meera, Aspire Zone, ASTAD Project Management, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Doha Bank, Es’hailSat, Gulf Warehousing Company, Manateq, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Sports, LNG Japan Corporation Company in Qatar, Morgan Stanley, Ooredoo, Qatar Cool, Qatar International Islamic Bank, Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Co, Qatar Media Corporation, Qatar Petrochemical Company, Ramaco Trading and Contracting WLL, Sasol-Qatar, and Sharq Law Firm.
HE al-Ali said, “QU is my university of choice if I had not studied abroad. Qatar University is a leading institution in Qatar and the region. The organisation plays a pivotal role in enhancing the students’ culture and spirit of teamwork. Qatar University stands as the top supplier of graduates to the labour market. Its graduates are equipped with the necessary skills, competencies and mindset that ease their transition into the workplace.”
QU president Dr Hassan al-Derham remarked, “Qatar University is proud to launch the fifth edition of the National CSR Report. Over the years, the report saw a significant improvement and gained momentum through the contributions of various institutions from the public and the private sector.”
“It is an honour to host the HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali as CSR Person of the Year 2016 and we congratulate him on this significant award in recognition of his crucial role in supporting corporate social responsibility and for being a role model for the youth of Qatar,” he added.
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