[Dubai, UAE, November 4, 2014]: The Arabia CSR Network has honored Huawei for its strong contribution and support of the organization’s annual Arabia CSR Forum & Awards Ceremony 2014 held in Dubai for the 7th consecutive year.
Held under the auspices of H.E. Mohammed At-Twaijri, Ph.D, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs of The League of Arab States, the annual ceremony brings together leaders from across the Arab world that have gone above and beyond to drive sustainable development and create best practices within the CSR field.
During this year’s forum, Huawei connected with government and business leaders to discuss regional priorities such as stimulating public-private partnerships in the CSR field, embedding CSR into organizational practices, and creating regulatory frameworks that support sustainable growth of businesses in the Middle East.
“We live in a dynamic era in which technological progress is continuously revolutionizing how we work, learn, and live. In this era consumers are extremely aware of their purchasing decisions, and are able to track supply chains and value chains in order to reward corporate social responsibility,” says Peng Xiongji, General Manager for Huawei UAE. “Being involved in the Arabia CSR Network has been a rewarding experience for Huawei; one that we look forward to building on as part of our commitment to promoting harmonious sustainable development and contributing to the societies in which we operate in the Middle East.”
“The Arabia CSR Network is uniquely positioned to engage businesses and government institutions across the Arab world to strengthen their commitment to sustainable development,” adds Habiba Al Marashi, President/CEO, Arabia CSR Network. “I am very glad to see a successful multinational enterprise such as Huawei on board our platform this year- in doing so they are demonstrating a commitment to sustainable development in the Arab Region. Combining global best practices with regional market expertise, we look forward to future collaborations with Huawei.”
Over the last decade Huawei has led an ambitious agenda of CSR and Sustainability programs within the Middle East both inside the ICT sector and beyond. The company’s current Sustainability strategy focuses on pillars such as bridging the digital divide, ensuring stable & secure network operations, promoting environmental sustainability, and seeking win-win development with its industry partners.