Qatar University (QU) yesterday launched the 6th edition of Qatar CSR Report and the second CSR exhibition under the theme ‘Citizenship’ at a special ceremony and honoured HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani, as CSR Person of the Year 2017.
Held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, the ceremony also honoured a number of organisations and individuals with CSR awards.
HE Sheikh Ahmed was recognised for the role of his ministry has played in launching innovative initiatives that enhanced the national economy and supported the country’s efforts towards ensuring the welfare of its citizens and residents.
CSR experts Buthaina al-Ansari, Sheikha Sara al-Thani and Dana al-Anzy received the CSR Innovation Award. Leading companies and community representatives who are leaders in CSR were also honoured.
The ceremony was also attended by QU president Dr Hassan al-Derham, Indian ambassador P Kumaran, South Korean ambassador South Korea Heung Kyeong Park, Spanish ambassador Ignacio Escobar, and QU CSR Committee head Dr Bader al-Esmael among others.
The report issued by QU in partnership with Qatar CSR Network, is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar Media Corporation and Qatar Post. It documents the achievements of national organisations in CSR, and monitors progress in social development and Qatar National Vision 2030. This year’s edition focuses on the efforts and achievements of local corporations and their success in overcoming the blockade.
The minister hailed the initiative as a tribute to the solidarity and efforts exerted by all state agencies and institutions to consolidate and cement the concept of social responsibility in accordance with the wise directives of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
He also praised Qatar University’s pioneering initiatives in the field of community service, noting that these initiatives are aimed at cementing the principles and values of social responsibility among students and developing their potential to support the nation.
Dr al-Derham said, “It is an honour to host HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani, as CSR Person of the Year 2017 and congratulate him on this significant award in recognition of the ministry’s efforts to launch innovative initiatives to enhance the national economy and advance the country’s efforts to ensure the welfare of its citizens and residents. QU is proud to have “Citizenship” as the theme of this year’s edition of the national CSR report, which serves as a platform for the leaders of prestigious institutions to share their vision on social
Al Faisal Holding, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji), Astad, Asthma Qatar Network, Baladna, Commercial Bank, Contraco WLL, Dlala Holding, EBLA Corp, embassies of India, Spain and South Korea, Es’hailSat, Hamad Medical Corporation, KPMG, Manateq, MH Al Mana Group, Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Oxy Qatar, Primary Health Care Corporation, Public Works Authority “Ashghal”, Qatar Cool, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, Qatar International Islamic Bank, Qatar Primary Materials Company, Sahtak Awalan, Sasol, Seib Insurance, Sharq Law Firm, Spirit of Qatar, and United Development Company are the organisations that supported and contributed to the report.
The CSR award winners with HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani, other dignitaries and QU officials. PICTURE: Shemeer Rasheed