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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Doha Bank Wins Golden Peacock Global Award 2013 for Corporate Social Responsibility


Doha Bank was awarded the prestigious “Golden Peacock Global Award 2013 for Corporate Social Responsibility” for demonstrating utmost commitment for public welfare and social consciousness. It is salient to note that this is the third consecutive year Doha Bank has won this award. The award ceremony took place in Bengaluru (India) at Hotel ITC Windsor Palace as part of the 8th International conference on Corporate Social Responsibility organized by the Institute of Directors and attended by distinguished bankers, academics, environmentalists, economists, legislators and policy makers.

Dr. R. Seetharaman, Chief Executive officer, Doha Bank Group said, “This milestone award symbolizes Doha Bank’s superior ability to balance its financial targets, economic value addition and social welfare. We at Doha Bank always believe in promoting positive social and environmental changes. This award is recognition of Doha Bank’s customer driven initiatives like Educational & Health benefits and involvement in Social cause which has seen it introduce new and innovative products even during tough market conditions. We take great pride in being a dynamic entity with strong values and a customer-centric approach and has sustained the same over a period of time. Our functional model with Economic, Environmental, and Social Initiatives, contributing towards the welfare of the public has always been a welcome approach towards a bright future”.

He also added, “Doha Bank is and continues to be one of the pioneers of “Green Banking” in the State of Qatar. The Bank always maintains a well-defined Environmental Policy with the principles of “Reduce, Reuse & Re-cycle”. Initiatives to Support the State of Qatar’s “Go Green Qatar”, Beach clean-up, ECO-Schools programme, Dedicated Green Bank Website, Environment Friendly & Bio Degradable Credit Cards, Paperless Banking, Green Bank Task Force Committee, Annual Marathon – Al Dana Green Run & Public Awareness Campaigns through ATMs, participation in Earth hour global event, all of which underlines the Environmental Sustainability of the Bank. Part of the Bank’s social responsibility is to support ambitious students and the youth in general, which was also applauded by Kuwait’s Minister of Commerce. Doha Bank was also awarded with a “Certificate of Merit” from Ministry of Environment for its environment conscious beach clean-up activity during the year”

He further said, “ECO-consciousness is integrated into Doha Bank’s daily operations through knowledge sharing, paperless banking and awareness campaigns on social responsibility to gradually instill the value of “green culture” within the organization. The Electronic Banking products and services of Doha Bank greatly help reduced paper usage/wastage, reduce carbon footprint and encourages customers to be environmentally-conscious of their activities.”

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