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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Doha Bank Wins Golden Peacock Global Award 2011 for Corporate Social Responsibility

Doha Bank, a leading bank in Qatar, has won this year’s prestigious Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility at the 6th International Conference on Social Responsibility, which was attended by distinguished CSR leaders, bankers, academics, environmentalists, economists, legislators and policy makers at New Delhi on April 29, 2011. Mr. R. Seetharaman, while expressing his elation said, “The Bank has been completely transformed into a dynamic entity with strong values and a customer-centric approach. This award once again emphasizes Doha Bank’s affinity and consciousness towards public welfare and also reinstates the Bank’s sustained position as a pioneer of “Green Banking” in the State of Qatar. This award is recognition of Doha Bank’s customer-driven initiatives such as educational & health benefits, and its involvement in social causes which has witnessed the introduction of new and innovative products even in tough market conditions during the global financial meltdown. Doha Bank’s corporate responsibility model with Economic, Environmental, and Social initiatives, contributing towards the welfare of the public has always been a welcome approach towards a bright future”.


Mr. Seetharaman went on to say, “This truly is a milestone achievement in our efforts towards setting the example as a responsible corporate. We at Doha Bank believe in broad principles of Corporate Social Responsibility as value creation for all the stakeholders and promoting a sustainable business model. This achievement would not have been possible without the unstinted support of the Qatar State Government, the principled Regulatory bodies, the active Business Community, the supportive Society, our worthy Investors, our loyal Clientele and our promising Employees – this award is dedicated to you”.

Doha Bank maintains a well defined Environmental Policy by imbibing the principle of “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle”. The Societal & Environmental Sustainability of Doha Bank are outlined by endeavors like tie up with UNESCO to launch Eco-school project, Support to the State of Qatar’s “Go Green Qatar”, seminars on Global Warming conducted in Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, India, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Singapore, Turkey and Tokyo, a dedicated Green Banking website, environment-friendly & biodegradable credit cards, Paperless Banking, a Green Banking Task Force Committee, Public Awareness Campaigns through ATMs, and of course the well known Annual Marathon – Al Dana Green Fun-Run

Doha Bank’s new Head Quarters at the West Bay in Qatar, is a state-of-the-art, Green Building. It has been constructed keeping in mind environmental aspects, which resulted in the building having several eco-affable features like LED lighting, virtualization of servers to reduce the server footprint, motion detectors for automatic lights switch off, chillers with Variable Frequency Drive, and dimmer switches to make use of natural light.

Doha Bank has reached out to the larger community through its long standing Corporate Social Responsibility endeavors, and the Bank remains committed to advocating awareness on environmental issues and focusing on the economic and social challenges both regionally and across international borders.

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