QIIB: Corporate Social responsibility acknowledged
International Islamic (QIIB) was honoured for its distinctive role in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at a well-attended ceremony held at the Qatar University in Doha.
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) has been honoured for the role it has played in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Held at the Qatar University’s College of Business and Economics, the institution partnered with the Qatar CSR Network in organising the event, which also saw the launch of the ‘CSR Report Qatar 2014’.
Ali Hamad Al Mesaifri, Chief of Human Resources and General Services at QIIB, received the honorary award from the President of Qatar University, Dr Sheikha Al Misnad.
Al Mesaifri said: “We at the QIIB are very pleased with this award, especially that it is given at an important venue at the national academic institution that we respect and appreciate a lot, one that graduated many talents and is still graduating. And this honour confirms that we at the QIIB are moving in the right direction in the area of community serving.”
The event was attended by many dignitaries including the President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, who was honoured as the ‘CSR Person of the Year’. Diplomats and senior officials also attended the ceremony, reports The Peninsula.
Al Mesaifri added: “We believe that social responsibility is not about slogans, but a real act that needs to be put into practice by institutions and organisations. This will have far-reaching implications on the society and help develop communities and create constructive cooperation between the various parties. At QIIB, we believe that our first role is to serve the society by offering Islamic products and services of high quality, on appropriate and equitable terms and conditions, which will meet our customer needs and add value to them.
“We consider ourselves responsible for developing these products and services on a permanent basis to keep pace with the growing needs of the society in general and various segments in particular. The primary focus is on productive financing, especially in the area of small and medium projects, which provide numerous opportunities for growth and are beneficial to the society.”