SASOL RENEWS AL ATTIYAH FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP
03 December, 2018
Sasol, the international integrated chemicals and energy company, yesterday announced the renewal of its membership of the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development.
The renewal is part of Sasol’s international efforts to support sustainable development. It cements the strong relations and long-standing partnership between the two organisations as they look towards a sustainable future.
In line with the vision of the Foundation’s Chairman, Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, the Foundation’s ongoing relationship with Sasol helps to contribute to a greater understanding of energy sustainability and energy markets. The Al-Attiyah Foundation is the leading independent energy and sustainable development think tank in Qatar and has become highly respected by energy leaders both internationally and in Qatar.
Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, the Vice Chairman of Al-Attiyah Foundation commented: “We thank Sasol for its continued support for energy sustainability and its involvement in the Qatari and global community. We look forward to a continued partnership as we endeavor to provide knowledge and insights into global energy and sustainable development issues for the benefit of members and the society at large.”
For his part, Maurice Radebe, Executive Vice President at Sasol said: “Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah’s achievements in the area of international energy and sustainable development extends for more than 40 years. Sasol is proud to carry on this legacy and to contribute to the development of the society and the world energy sector. We thank Al Attiyah Foundation and look forward to further cooperation in the future.”
As an international integrated chemicals and energy company and a partner with Qatar Petroleum in the ORYX GTL Venture, Sasol turns special attention to the energy and sustainable development sector in Qatar and the world.
Sasol has also worked with Al-Attiyah Foundation to offer oil and gas companies in Qatar a training workshop on accessibility awareness and accessibility auditing through the use of the auditing smartphone application launched by its initiative Accessible Qatar (AQ). The training helps participants understand international accessibility standards, key accessibility factors that should be addressed when carrying out an accessibility audit, potential challenges the disabled might face and the technical aspects of the audit.
QIC Group renews membership with The Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation
12 November, 2018
Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), Qatar’s flagship insurer, and the leading insurer in the MENA region, has renewed its annual membership with The Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development (Al-Attiyah Foundation), the only independent think tank focused on Energy and Sustainable Development in Qatar.
The signing ceremony, which took place at the QIC Headquarters in Doha, was attended by Mr. Ali Saleh Al Fadala, Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Abdulla Al Mulla, Group Chief Administrative Officer of QIC Group, Mr. Hamad Rashid Al-Mohannadi, Member of the Board of Trustees, Al-Attiyah Foundation, and Mr. Reda I Ali, Managing Director, Al-Attiyah Foundation.
Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Ali Saleh Al Fadala commented, “With this participation, we at QIC Group reinforce our promise to uphold global best practices and international standards in the sustainability space.”
He further added, “At QIC Group, we have always ensured that the core values of our business and operating principles align with our objectives for CSR. In effect, being socially conscious has allowed us to respond, engage and solve the common concerns of the society, along with the cooperation of our customers, business partners and affiliates.”
Mr. Al-Mohannadi, Member of the Board of Trustees at the Al-Attiyah Foundation concluded: ‘’We are extremely delighted that QIC Group is renewing their Platinum Membership for the third year. As a market leader in the insurance industry, their contribution to the Foundation is very well valued.”
As a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance Group has a long-standing commitment as a trusted and ethical partner within the Qatari community, and plays a vital role in the sustainability of Qatar’s social fabric. Through this distinctive collaboration, QIC Group renews its commitment to seek solutions for achieving sustainability.
Today, CSR is considered an integral pillar for any organization wishing to achieve sustainable development; not only within the business itself, but also within the society it operates in. In fact, QIC Group firmly believes that engaging with the society through various CSR initiatives is a two-way process delivering business and societal benefits by creating strong relationships and helping to build trust. Partnering with the Al-Attiyah Foundation for the third consecutive year, QIC Group will continue the company’s dedication to its CSR initiatives to fulfil its goals for achieving sustainability.
Al-Attiyah Foundation Launches 'CSR Best Practice' Handbook
28 October, 2018
The Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development launched its book titled “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Best Practice Guidelines” at the Qatar Green Building’s Conference in Doha Sunday.
HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, who was unable to be present, said, ‘’Companies today are recognising how being a socially responsible organization can have a positive impact on their bottom line. The aim of this handbook is to serve as a guide and useful reference tool for governments, industry and anyone involved in implementing impactful CSR programmes. I am pleased to see some of our members’ CSR Case-Studies, appearing in the book too.”
Qatargas chief executive officer Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa al-Thani said, “Qatargas supports the work of the Al-Attiyah Foundation and is pleased to submit a case-study about our Jetty Boil-Off Gas (JBOG) Recovery Facility. This $1bn facility is entirely environmentally driven and one of the largest of its kind in the world. The energy saved from this initiative every year is sufficient to power approximately 300,000 homes and to reduce emissions by 1.6mn tonnes of CO2 equivalent.’’
The book looks at how current approaches to sustainable development are influencing CSR practices.
Building upon the Foundation’s 2017 publication on Sustainable Development Goals and Energy Nexus, it examines key international standards, guidelines and principles, related to CSR that have emerged through UN or other multilateral processes, or established by industry or business associations.
The book also explores different CSR Initiatives through the lens of four main characteristics: whether or not it’s aligned with government developmental agendas; if it is integrated as part of a company’s core business; if it addresses social needs and if it has a positive impact on the environment.
Local and international companies such as Qatargas, Qatar Airways, Qatar Shell, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Sasol, based in Qatar, contributed to the book by providing case-studies of their recent CSR programmes. They provide a useful insight into the impact and sometimes, global replicability, of such initiatives.
Download a copy of the book here.
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