Creating shared value is one of the sustainability priorities that guides Qatar Steel as a company. We aim to be strong contributor to the community in which we operate and therefore we do our part for society by investing in those initiatives that measurably impact the quality of life of the local community in Qatar. This includes community investments, running programs in local communities, sponsoring events and donating to different charitable causes.
Apart from this, we also seek to hold ourselves and the company operations to the highest ethical standards. We strive to achieve excellence through performing our operations in a socially and ethically responsible manner, and put in consistent efforts to manage our business as conscientious members of our community.
In 2020, due to the challenges of budgetary restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic situation, we were unable to make our annual investments in local CSR projects. However, Qatar Steel sought to contribute to the local community in other ways by organizing and running various activities and programs as listed below.
BLOOD DONATION DRIVE: Every drop of blood gives life
The blood donation campaign (EVERY DROP OF BLOOD GIVES LIFE), was organized by Qatar Steel in coordination with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), QS Clinic and QS HSE Department. This drive was aimed at encouraging members and colleagues of Qatar Steel to contribute to providing safe blood and to urge them to commit to the act of blood donation throughout the year in order to maintain adequate blood supply at the blood banks in Qatar.
The campaign was very successful and employees were enthusiastic to participate and donate blood. This humanitarian awareness campaign is part of our commitment to the community and in line with QS Corporate Social Responsibility.
CELEBRATION OF SPORTS DAY: Connecting the community and families
In keeping with our efforts to promote the benefits of an active healthy lifestyle, Qatar Steel participated in the celebration of National Sports Day in compliance with Qatar’s vision of building a fit society and enhancing the nation’s physical and mental wellbeing.
In the presence of the Managing Director & CEO, Chiefs, Department managers and a large number of employees, a series of sport activities were planned and executed. Qatar Steel organized fitness activities and fun sports including march past, slow jogging, race, tug-off-war, and as well as team games like, football, cricket and basketball. The event noted enthusiastic participation from all the employees.
During the course of the event, Qatar Steel management thanked His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, for his generous initiative to dedicate a day for sport activities and raising the interest to participate in sports among the people who are the true wealth of the country.
Qatar today has become a regional hub for sport and believes that human health is a priority for the state. Through participation and contributions towards this event, Qatar Steel would like to promote the significance of sports as an important aspect of human and national development