Gulf Bank today announced it has been awarded the prestigious ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award’ from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility for the outstanding work done by the Bank to encourage wellbeing in the national community in 2012. The award ceremony took place in Dubai at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on 15 December 2012, gathering together senior executives from companies from different sectors similarly being honoured for their exceptional efforts of services in the community.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Awards encourages government and private institutions in the Middle East to actively maintain their social responsibility activities by focusing on the importance of sustainable development, environmental protection, and community servicing through awareness programs.
Fawzy Althunayan, General Manager – Board Affairs at Gulf Bank said: “This award reinforces the Bank’s successful CSR approach, and we are very grateful to the Arab Organisation for Social Responsibility for recognizing Gulf Bank with this award. The various initiatives that the Bank has carried out throughout the years have always started with the basic objective of increasing the well being of our beloved Kuwait. As a responsible financial institution, our aim is to serve the country and the people who need our support whenever possible.
“Earlier this year, Gulf Bank launched its ‘Give Life’ campaign to encourage more people to donate blood in Kuwait. The initiative, entitled ‘Give Life’, aims to convey to the Kuwaiti community that blood donation is a simple, easy and a very charitable and responsible thing to do. Recently, Gulf Bank announced that the campaign had reached a major milestone of saving over 1,000 lives thanks to the increasing understanding and generosity of the Kuwait public”.