First report by Etisalat covering global footprint
Telecom company exhibits its high impact projects, including Mobile Baby.
May 21, 2013 6:01 by kippreport
By Maha El Gazzar
UAE-based telecommunications operator Etisalat today launched its first global corporate social responsibility and sustainability report to highlight activities across its 15 operating countries.
Entitled “Etisalat CSR & Sustainability Report 2012,” the report was released at The Institute for International Research (IIR) 10th CSR Summit, held today in Dubai. The heads of CSR departments from Etisalat’s operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Gabon, Egypt, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Togo and the UAE all presented their latest projects.
Etisalat Egypt included the initiative “Origin”, a project to secure drinking water in 19 governorates to date.
Other African countries, such as Togo, have had aid contributions split between education and health, while Nigeria received aid through its annual Merit Awards Scheme – an educational scholarship program that focuses on undergraduate students of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, and Business Management courses.
The aid to Afghanistan included the distribution of more than 3,000 food packages in Kabul during the holy month of Ramadan.
Benin received supplies for elementary school students and the provision of seating and tables for nine colleges. Additionally, the company has supported the Ministry of Health in Benin through blood donations.
The telecommunications company also provided assistance to both Sri Lanka and Pakistan for water projects, sanitation aid, education, as well as aid to orphans.
During the conference, which was also sponsored by Etisalat, the telco group exhibited its high impact projects, including Mobile Baby (Tanzania), Emirates Energy Star (UAE) and the Etisalat Foundation (Egypt).