Vodafone Qatar was recognised with the Best CSR Initiative Award at the third Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility & Awards organised by Dar Al-Sharq under the esteemed patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saud Al-Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and Chairman of the Sport & Social Contribution Fund (Da’am Fund).
The Award underlines Vodafone’s commitment to Sustainability reporting which has become a strategic business value, serving as a differentiator in competitive industries and fostering investor confidence and trust.
In September 2015, Vodafone Qatar launched its first GRI Sustainability Report covering the Company’s activities during the 2014 calendar year and following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles of sustainability context, stakeholder inclusiveness and materiality analysis.
The report reflects Vodafone’s consideration of issues important to their stakeholders, including customers, employees, governments, regulators and communities where they operate, suppliers, their lenders and bondholders, and their equity investment partners.
Dana Haidan, Head of CSR & Sustainability at Vodafone Qatar, who was also named at the Conference as one of the CSR leaders in the country, said: “We’re very happy to have been named for the Best CSR Initiative following our Sustainability report which we have worked diligently to ensure it reflects issues of importance to all of our stakeholders. Sustainability report is today a necessity in the overall transparency and governance process of businesses and it casts the limelight on the critical values businesses need to embrace for long-term success. It also brings forth the voice of every stakeholder, strongly underlining their views vis-à-vis a company’s operational model and both the internal and external impact.”
Vodafone Qatar’s ambition is to enable sustainable living for all through operating ethically and responsibly, delivering positive change using our technology, and to contribute to community development in Qatar and around the world. The company’s first Sustainability Report will serve to encourage dialogues between Vodafone Qatar’s Sustainability team and our stakeholders.