“At the Ritz-Carlton, we see Corporate Social Responsibility as a core part of our business” said Hossein Vetry, General Manager, Sharq Village and Spa. “By giving our ladies and gentlemen the opportunity to give back to their local areas, we carry on our company’s long history and deep commitment to community involvement. We want to help make Doha, a better place to live and work.” added Vetry.
In true Ritz-Carlton style, the ladies and gentlemen of Sharq Village & Spa enthusiastically gathered clothing donations to support the Qatar Charity Fund, whose activities cover more than forty countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. The Charity was established in 1992 and is currently one of the largest charitable non-governmental organizations working in Qatar.
The clothing donation program took place between December 25th 2007 and February 13th 2008, where a total of 100 bags of clothing, shoes, blankets, linen and toys were collected. The donations will be distributed within the local community to orphans, families without income and victims of unforeseen circumstances.
The essence of the community footprints programme is to encourage and support the ladies and gentlemen to participate in community initiatives through philanthropy, volunteerism, education and environmental preservation. The three key areas of Community Footprints are:
• Hunger and Poverty Relief: providing products and services to those in need
• Education and Development: supporting disadvantaged children and youth
• Environmental Conservation: conserving natural resources
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, B.V. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Community Footprints, is continually active throughout the world. These projects include product donations, education and development for those who are disadvantaged, as well as their in-house environmental campaign ‘The Ritz Environmental Action Conservation’ (REACT), by which The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company reduced its energy usage by 3.4% from 2006 to 2007 and plans to reduce energy usage by another 9% over the next three years.
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