Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world’s leading and fastest growing onshore business and financial centres, in co-ordination with Qatar Charity, donated protective kits to workers in the Industrial Area. The initiative, which is in keeping with QFC’s Corporate Social Responsibility, reinforces the preventive response of Qatar and other private organisations to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The kits consisted of face masks, hand sanitisers and hygiene products
The kits, consisting of face masks, hand sanitisers and hygiene products, provide community members with much needed supplies to help protect them from contracting the virus. QFC's chief marketing and corporate communications officer Sarah al-Dorani said the organisation is in solidarity with the government in mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on the economy and public health.
"We recognise the importance of reaching out to the community, particularly during this global uncertainty, to fulfil our corporate citizenship. By helping address the immediate need for health protection supplies, we aim to complement the efforts of Qatar and the business community in containing this public health crisis.
“Corporations aiming to mitigate the economic and financial impacts of Covid-19 should consider directly contributing to safeguard the health and safety of our community. The more corporations can support the government’s efforts in ensuring our community’s safety, the better our society will be positioned to return to a fully operational economy.”
Qatar Charity's Communication and Resource Development Sector assistant CEO Mohamed Rashid al-Kaabi, expressed his delight at receiving support for the organisation’s programmes and projects, especially in the month of Ramadan, and at a time when the world is facing a grave threat to humanity due to the Covid-19 outbreak. “This initiative enables Qatar Charity to help the most vulnerable sections of society like workers and others and support the efforts of Qatar in curbing the spread of the virus and reducing infections in Qatar.”
Al-Kaabi added: “Qatar Charity looks forward to collaborating and co-operating with all, including institutions and individuals within the country to contribute to achieving the noble humanitarian goals, and maximise the number of beneficiaries, especially during the blessed month of Ramadan.”
The QFC is an onshore jurisdiction that allows registered companies to enjoy competitive benefits, such as working within a legal environment based on English common law, the right to trade in any currency, up to 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of profits, 10% corporate tax on locally sourced profits, and an extensive double taxation avoidance agreement network with 81 countries.