We always endeavor to hear the opinions and recommendation from our partners to develop the Foundation's programs and initiatives.
Total’s historical association with Abu Dhabi date back to 1939 and its societal activities in the UAE can be traced back as early as 1966. We are committed to the United Arab Emirates, our host country and we do not limit ourselves only as an energy company. We strive our best to be an integral part of the communities where we operate. With this objective, Total became a Connect Partner of Emirates Foundation in 2006. The year 2015 was a productive year for Total from its societal point of view. 23 initiatives connecting 12 partnerships associating Total, Total E&P UAE, Total ABK and ADCO with a budget of over 5M USD was carried out in the 7 emirates of the UAE. Our aim is to create positive social impacts in 4 key aspects: social inclusion, community engagement, leadership and youth empowerment. With Emirates Foundation, we have the perfect partner to bring together our ambitions to the next level. Total has been actively engaging itself in the “Think Science” initiatives of Emirates Foundation. Last year, the Think Science competition attracted more than 640 youth who developed and executed 235 scientific projects intended for community benefits and industrial investments. Our interactive stand was staffed with Total professionals from various scientific fields and Total ABK-VEDC Academy students and generated positive response from both academicians and students who visited the Fair. Total consider this was a platform to encourage talented young people to take an active interest in science from a young age. It is exactly aligned with our objective to support the UAE’s progress and development into a knowledge based economy. Thus, in 2015 Total committed to the realization of 3 winning projects form the Think Science competition which primarily aims to identify innovation in the field of science and technology by students from UAE schools and universities. At the end of the Think Science 2015 competitions, Total sponsored 3 key projects from the finalists to progress them to the next level. They are on Date Energy: A project that converts palm-waste compost into an alternative energy source; Save your Loves Life: A project on thermal heat sensor that ensures the safety of passengers inside the car by automatically opening windows inside the car and third one on Developing Super-hydrophobic Graphene Foam For Oil Spill Cleanup. These are just some of the key initiatives carried out last year. The list is becoming exhaustive in quality and quantity. As a result, there is a high level of awareness of CSR.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
As an organization dedicated to maximizing the value of Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas resources, for the benefit of the country and our customers, ADNOC contributes generously to every aspect of the community’s social, economic and cultural developments, playing a central role in helping the United Arab Emirates achieve its ambitious socio-economic development objectives. Our commitment to sustainable development involves implementing the best practices in diverse areas of our business, including health and safety, energy efficiency, environment protection, and infrastructure development. Education and environment top the list of ADNOC’s social responsibility priorities. We have established a number of institutions to train and develop UAE nationals, as the next generation of energy leaders. The Petroleum Institute, the ADNOC Technical Institute, the ADNOC School, the Achievers’ Oasis and other scholarship programmess are designed to ensure a flow of highly qualified Emiratis into the energy industry. This transfer of knowledge and experience, combined with a world class technical education, is paramount to the success and sustainability of our industry As an environmentally friendly and responsible organisation our Sustainability Performance Initiative pledges greater investments in sustainability, particularly in health, safety and environment. We have an integrated strategy which goes beyond compliance in ensuring the safety and health of our people and eliminating, or reducing, our impact on the environment. Many initiatives and projects have had a positive impact on the environment including, reducing or eliminating the flaring of gas, air quality management procedures, green diesel and unleaded gasoline production, and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for vehicles. We are delighted to be working with the Emirates Foundation as a strategic partner. Our collaboration will make a major difference to enabling young, talented, people to become responsible leaders of the community. It is only through working in partnership that we can achieve our shared aim of a sustainable society. As ADNOC evolves as an organization, we will continue to play a major role in the socio-economic development of our country, not only as a world-class energy supplier, but also as a major contributor to the UAE leadership’s vision of a diversified, knowledge based economy. That means we have a duty and a responsibility to invest in our people to strengthen their capabilities, while remaining committed to the integrity, health and safety of our operations and the communities in which we work.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Emirates Foundation Sustainability Report – Testimonial Mark Garrett Borealis has a long-standing partnership with the Emirates Foundation by way of the Borealis Social Fund, a fund which supports social projects and organisations in the communities in which Borealis operates. Starting in 2014 we stepped up our collaboration. We did so because it is clear that with the Emirates Foundation, we have found a partner who shares a strong commitment to achieving the same goals: a stable and well-functioning society, and a healthy environment in which both individuals and organisations can flourish. The Emirates Foundation understands that an educated citizenry is crucial to maintaining stability for the greater good. All of their programmes and projects for UAE youth play a vital role, because each promotes social inclusion, community engagement, leadership and empowerment in its own way. At Borealis, we feel a special affinity for Emirates Foundation programmes such as “Think Science,” because they are particularly well aligned with our own mission of Value Creation through Innovation. Encouraging talented young people to consider science as a field of study and future career path is an invaluable service to society. But not only are we tapping into a wealth of potential for future innovation in science and industry; we are helping connect and empower young minds. We are developing the science “Ambassadors” of tomorrow who can use their knowledge and analytical thinking skills to come up with solutions for the many pressing global and technological issues facing us. Encouraging a greater sense of social responsibility, striving for excellence, and fostering innovation: these are the shared aims which nourish our partnership with the Emirates Foundation. By investing in people, we are investing in our future. Mark Garrett, Borealis Chief Executive Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, the company employs around 6,500 people and has operations in over 120 countries, including UAE. Borealis provides products and services to customers around the world in collaboration with Borouge, a joint venture with ADNOC.
“At Etihad Airways we place a strong focus on education and are committed to supporting the youth and community development programs of Emirates Foundation including Kafa’at, Sanid and Think Science” said James Hogan, Etihad Aviation Group President and Chief Executive Officer
du was founded on the principle of adding value to all of its stakeholders, especially the community it operates in. This principle is manifested in our initiatives to foster entrepreneurship and innovation, education and wellness, and development of society. As such, we have pledged AED1 million over the next two years in support of the philanthropic initiatives of Emirates Foundation, the national foundation of the UAE established to facilitate public-private partnerships for empowering youth, as its Gold Partner. Our collaboration with the initiative started in January 2017 and will run through to December 2018. This initiative is in line with our overall sustainability and business objectives to support the UAE community and to empower its youth and development initiatives. Our support of Emirates Foundation through this partnership will help further their work and thus strengthen community development overall. By investing in the future of our country’s youth, we are helping to cultivate a sustainable knowledge economy that will yield the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. We are proud to sponsor such an organisation that believes in the importance of the next generation like the Emirates Foundation.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company and one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization. We have operated in the Middle East for more than 40 years. At Occidental, social responsibility is fundamental to our success and reputation as a Partner of Choice®. We are committed to providing safe, healthy, and secure workplaces; protecting the environment; maintaining high ethical standards; upholding and promoting human rights; and respecting cultural norms everywhere we operate. In Abu Dhabi, Occidental is partnering with Mubadala in Dolphin Energy, which supplies natural gas produced and processed in Qatar to markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. We are also partners with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Al Hosn Gas for the development of the Shah Gas Field in Abu Dhabi. Throughout our worldwide operations, Occidental supports professional development, mentoring and educational programs. In this regard, Occidental’s philosophy is very much in keeping with the mission and focus of the Emirates Foundation to inspire, empower and guide the youth of the UAE. To help achieve the Emirates Foundation’s strategic objectives, Occidental became a partner providing financial and non-financial support. For example, Occidental’s volunteers participated in the “Takatof” program encouraging Emirati youth to engage in community work and to explain the benefits of giving back to their society and country. To demonstrate the company’s commitment, volunteers have renovated homes of underprivileged families in Abu Dhabi, made Iftar meals, and distributed Ramadan kits for workers at the fishermen’s port area. We also support the “Think Science” fair to promote science education. Occidental staff members were on the judging committee that selected the winners from a pool of hundreds of students and projects from across the country. The company recently became involved with the Emirates Foundation Youth Mentoring Platform, a new initiative aimed at motivating Emirati youth through knowledge sharing with senior community mentors who have made positive contributions to UAE society. Occidental is proud to support the Emirates Foundation, and we look forward to continuing to develop this partnership for the successful future of the Emirati youth. Vicki A. Hollub President and Chief Executive Officer Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
“We are very proud to have been partners with the Emirates Foundation since its creation in 2005. The work that the foundation is doing to empower Emirati youth is inspiring and critical to the future of the UAE. Throughout our 10 years of working together, it is great to see the cumulative impact, from boosting interest in STEM related studies and careers, to growing the entrepreneurial and volunteer spirit. We are also proud to partner with a cutting edge foundation, that is recognized internationally for the innovative tools to self-sustain and scale up its initiatives that have truly positive impact on society. I am very pleased to be actively supporting the Think Science and Kafaat initiatives and I am a believer that corporates need to play an active role in youth development in the UAE. We are committed to keep working together and are currently engaging our Shell staff to also become actively involved by joining the Emirates Foundation mentorship programme.” Ali Al-Janabi, Country Chair Shell Abu Dhabi