Doha Bank wins best CSR award
Doha, December 24, 2012
Doha Bank, a leading bank in Qatar and an active proponent of Green Banking in the region, has received the award for the 'Best Corporate CSR Programme by a Bank' from the Arab Organisation for Social Responsibility.
Doha Bank is one of only two winners in Qatar, with Qatar Foundation subsidiary The Social Development Centre being the other recipient as a non-profit organisation at the official ceremony held in Dubai recently to recognise the achievements of the winners from various Arab countries.
Commenting on the win, CEO Dr R. Seetharaman said: “Doha Bank is proud to be recognised as the leading corporate citizen in Qatar for the success of its CSR programme and overall corporate citizenship initiatives. Its vision in corporate social responsibility (CSR) is to help support the vision of Qatar Emir to build a sustainable framework for the future based on the core pillars of economic, social, human and environmental development."
“Doha Bank was the first bank in Qatar to fully adopt a position of advocating and practicing Green Banking, which is one of the core business philosophies that will support sustainability into the future," he stated.
Doha Bank is also active in supporting the youth of the nation from a human development perspective and has supported and conducted numerous programmes to help develop indigenous talent whilst providing on-going opportunities for development and growth, said Dr Seetharaman.
The bank also conducts one of Qatar’s leading CSR initiatives: the “Eco-Schools Programme” which works with educational institutions in the country to build awareness of key environmental issues and create action plans that are school-specific to help mitigate the overall impact on the environment.-TradeArabia News Service