Qatar chamber plans new CSR initiatives
Doha, November 13, 2010
Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) said it will implement new corporate social responsibilities (CSR) initiatives in its day-to-day business and long-term programmes and events.
The move is in line with the initiatives undertaken by the Qatari Government to apply CSR programmes in public and private sectors, said a QCCI stataement.
Qatar Chamber’s actions range from environmental and sustainability programmes to long-term financing and economic initiatives.
'Among its long-term plans, the chamber has allocated a budget for a capacity-building initiative that will bring 50 delegates from those nations that the UN categorises as 'Least Developed Countries” to the 8th World Chambers Congress, should Doha be successful in the bid to host the Congress organised by the World Chambers Federation in 2013.'
As part of the bid book delivered last month to the Congress Selection Committee members, the QCCI has dedicated a whole chapter for their capacity-building initiative, the statement added.
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al-Thani, QCCI chairman said: 'The 8th World Chambers Congress will offer an exceptional degree of inclusiveness and a dramatic capacity-building initiative. We proposed to provide all-expenses-paid invitations for a delegate from one of the national chambers of commerce of 50 countries.'
'This will commemorate QCCI's 50th anniversary celebration in 2013. Most importantly, though, it will create an extensive movement in these countries after the event, based on the networking contacts made at the Congress and the information gained through the Business Programme,' he added.
Qatar Chamber is also working with the private sector to increase awareness of ethical business behaviour through different seminars and workshops.-TradeArabia News Service