CDA asks firms to donate used office supplies
Dubai, April 13, 2009
The Community Development Authority of Dubai (CDA) has urged private sector companies to donate their used office equipments and utilities for charity.
CDA had already coordinated with Jaguar and Land Rover to donate office supplies to Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation, thus adding further momentum to its CSR initiatives.
The supplies will be distributed to needy households in the UAE and internationally.
“Dubai daily produces over 7000 tonnes of waste, much of which can be reused or recycled, while charity associations are experiencing an increased demand for a variety of goods such as used clothes, books, furniture and electronic devices,” said Dr Maryam Matar, director general of the CDA.
“We congratulate Jaguar and Land Rover for their decision to reuse, rather than discard their used office supplies. This not only highlights their commitment to corporate social responsibility but also their active support to sustainable development practices.”
“Sustainability is a key element in our business and through this contribution we are reiterating our commitment to the environment and helping to bring about positive change locally and globally,” said Robin Colgan, managing director, Land Rover and Jaguar Middle East and North Africa.-TradeArabia News Service