The Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards are taking place in Dubai on February 20, and ahead of the gala event, CXM World is profiling the submissions by finalists that will be presented to judges. Here we offer insight into entrants competing in the Employee Volunteering Programme category.
The Saudi Economic Development Company has made volunteering for worthy causes part of its “corporate culture”. Representatives will outline how it allocates an annual 20 hours of volunteering time per employee.
The UAE bank has been shortlisted for its Exchanger volunteering programme. Employees are actively volunteering with over 40 non-profit organisations and government bodies to help causes such as improving financial literacy.
Du has an official corporate volunteering policy which allows staff one paid working day to be contributed towards community initiatives. Staff are even encouraged to include family members in their volunteering activities.
DEWA has set up a volunteering website that enables employees to sign in and keep track of the hours they have contributed to their community. Awards judges will her how this system is promoting volunteering culture throughout the organisation.
The shipbuilding firm has entered its ‘Going Green’ initiative in this category. This involves employees taking part in activities including litter collecting and other acts of landscape conservation.