Barloworld Logistics in CSR initiative
Dubai, June 7, 2011
Barloworld Logistics launched its Corporate Social Responsibility drive recently with the slogan “Each employee, One day”.
“After the success of our employees’ contribution to the Pakistan flood cause, we have been looking for another opportunity to give back to the communities in which we operate. I see this as only a beginning and we are planning to have a full fledged programme wherein each employee of Barloworld can volunteer a day of their work lives for a social cause,” said Sanjay More, head – Marketing & Communications for Barloworld Logistics (FM&S).
The Middle East operation of Barloworld recently went through a restructure resulting in changes to their warehouses and offices. The old warehouses and offices had many items such as furniture, carpets, file cabinets, refrigerators, microwaves, crockery items, DVD player, lights and lamps, drawing board, computer monitors, key boards, toast maker, bookshelves and curtains which could be easily reused.
While screening the reliable recipient, Barloworld Logistics was referred Al Ihsan Charity Centre. Al Ihsan Charity Centre, located in Ajman, started its operation in 1990 through the efforts of individuals until a residence was officially established in 1998 under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman.
The charity centre provides assistance to poor families who do not have an income, which includes widows, divorcees, deserted women and disabled families. It also contributes by providing orphans and fatherless children with comprehensive care by meeting their needs and the needs of their families.
“Considering their wide range of charity projects and large number of beneficiaries, we were happy to handover these goods them,” added More.-TradeArabia News Service