Workshop on social responsibility policy development project held

Business Monday 10/June/2019 16:46 PM
By: Times News Service
Workshop on social responsibility policy development project held

Muscat: The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn) organised on Monday a workshop on Madayn’s social responsibility policy development project.
The workshop was attended by CEOs and general managers of companies and factories based in Al Rusayl Industrial City, Samail Industrial City and Knowledge Oasis Muscat.
The event is a continuation of the efforts made by Madayn to support social responsibility and community development. Madayn’s project of developing social responsibility policy aims at organising all of Madayn’s social practices within a specialised and unified pattern.
The workshop outlined a brief about the project, its objectives, the work plan, in addition to an elaboration on the concepts of sustainability, social development, and social responsibility policy which will be adopted by Madayn.
Besides, the workshop presented samples from several countries and discussed the current challenges facing sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Moreover, discussion took place on priority projects to be adopted by Madayn in cooperation with the companies and factories based in Madayn’s industrial cities.
It should be noted that Madayn has signed a MoU with Destination Sustainability Company, a local consultancy firm, to prepare a study on Madayn’s social responsibility and develop a clear policy of social responsibility for the companies and factories at the industrial cities. Development of the work plan and its requirements has been completed.
Concerned parties at Madayn have already been involved, and work is underway to approach external parties including decision-makers in the industrial sector represented by the companies and factories in the industrial cities to take part in the strategy.
Madayn undertakes significant efforts to support social responsibility activities. In recent years, Madayn has launched a series of initiatives to activate its policies and objectives that contribute to achieving sustainable development. To achieve this, Madayn has formed its Social Responsibility Department in November 2017 to serve as an umbrella of all social responsibility activities and programmes in cooperation with Madayn’s industrial cities.