CSR at GWC
GWC understands that part of achieving its purpose in supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030 is attending to the aims of its social pillar, and has therefore participated in a variety of initiatives to ensure the development of a just and caring society based on high moral standards.
There is no better time to consider one’s moral character than the Holy Month of Ramadan, and GWC helped those observing the ritual fast by cooperating with The Youth Company as the logistics partner for their Ramadan Charity Initiative, the 7assanat Olympics, for the third year in a row. GWC, along with Youth Company volunteers, participated in the distribution and packing of thousands of Iftar boxes, the collection and distribution of clothes, and the packing and distribution of Garangou toys and gift boxes. The Iftar boxes were distributed on the streets of Doha as well as at emergency rooms, while the clothes and toys were distributed at specific charity events set up for this purpose.
The company also continued its well-established tradition of giving blood for the fourth year through a cooperative event held with the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). Over 64 employees arrived at GWC’s Street 15 facility in the Doha Industrial Area, where the HMC’s specialized blood donation vehicle collected over 52 units of blood.
Preservation of cultural heritage is a central element of social development, and GWC did its part by sponsoring two events during the Qatar National Day 2016. The first, Henna Ahalha, showcased the two main lifestyles of Qataris in the past, the Bedouin and the “Hadar” (sea people), with various hospitality and handicraft tents at the Katara Cultural Village. The company also provided sponsorship for the Associated Activities of the Qatar National Day 2016 Celebrations held at the Lekhwiya Sports Club, ensuring that all residents of the great State of Qatar could properly celebrate its founding.