Doha, Qatar – On 7th and 8th December 2016, Alfardan Group hosted the 4th CSR Conference in Qatar at Al Gassar Ballroom, in the St. Regis Doha. The event was organized by Dar Al Sharq and was held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al Thani, Qatar Central Bank Governor. It focused on strategy development and business performance support in the framework of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Furthermore, in line with its steadfast commitment towards initiatives that help cultivate a sustainable future for the country, Afardan Group served as a Strategic Partner for the conference, which also featured the launch of the 2016 edition of the CSR White Book, an annual publication that highlights leading CSR activities. The CSR White Book is a vital project that aims to promote the importance of community service and the pursuit of ethical business practices. Alfardan Group has consistently supported the project and participated as a Gold Sponsor of the 2015 edition.
Omar Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group, said: “Alfardan Group has endorsed projects and initiatives in line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and with the Qatar National Vision 2030 which aims to promote the highest standards of living among the citizens and residents of the country. As one of the leading conglomerates in the region, we fervently give back to the community. We have cultivated strong relations with a number of charitable and non-profit organizations and we pledge our support to socially-relevant programs. CSR is an important part of our corporate values and we aim to bolster initiatives that help enhance the well-being of the community.”
Launched in 2013, CSR Qatar was developed as a platform to connect CSR professionals with experts from companies across the region in an effort to provide a networking opportunity that will lead to a dynamic and fruitful dialogue. The event and the book showcased the CSR strategies of leading companies within the region and encouraged a dialogue on challenges and opportunities facing CSR professionals.
“We are proud to serve as a Strategic Hospitality Partner for the conference. We are excited to provide a venue for such an important event that gathers key decision makers from the public and private sector in a platform that will help strengthen the efforts of companies in implementing programs that create a positive impact on society,” concluded Tareq Derbas, General Manager of St. Regis Doha.
Over the years, Alfardan Group has remained uncompromising in terms of integrity, premium service, and social responsibility in an effort to give back to the community and raise the quality of life of the people and its own employees. The Group has spearheaded and collaborated on various CSR initiatives covering key issues in healthcare, environment, sports, arts, and social welfare, among others. The value of excellence they have espoused across their products and services were channeled into these advocacies leading them to create efficient and strategic programs that greatly helped various members of society.