Qatar Steel invests in various initiatives in the local community, with a focus on society, culture, health, sports, and environment. All of our community investment activities are thematically linked, and we intend to honour our 2014 commitment to establish a community investment programme,though this has been delayed until 2015. This community investment scheme will allow us to align our donations and sponsorships with our sustainability programmes.
In 2014, Qatar Steel sponsored and participated in several community activities. We remain devoted to supporting important social causes, inline with our promise to enrich the social lives of our communities.
In 2014,Qatar Steel spent over 10.8 million QR on its community investment projects, compared to 610,000 QR in 2013. The majority of this increase stemmed from the company’s 10 million QR sponsorship of the 2015 World Handball Championship.
Sponsorship of Blood Donors Honouring Ceremony
Qatar Steel was platinum sponsor of the 2014 ceremony to honour blood donors. The ceremony is organised annually by Hamad Medical Corporation’s Blood Donation Centre on the International Day for Blood Donation (June12). The event was designed to create societal awareness of the importance of donating blood and its role in saving lives.
Sponsorship of Ice Hockey Tournament
On the occasion of National Sports Day, Qatar Steel remained visible and vibrant by sponsoring an Ice Hockey tournament held in Qatar. The Qatar national ice hockey team is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
Donation to Ramadan Project
As a socially responsible corporate citizen, Qatar Steel extended financial assistance of 30,000 QR to projects undertaken during the holy month of Ramadan. The project was undertaken by the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Social Needs.
Participation in the National Heritage Festival
The National Heritage Festival is an annual event organised by AlKhor Sports Club. Qatar Steel sponsored the festival, committing 100,000 QR to the event.
Sponsorship of the World Handball Championship
During 2014, Qatar Steel became one of the main sponsors of the 2015 World Handball Championship to be held in Doha. The sponsorship amount of 10 million QR was routed through IQ (Industries of Qatar).
Sponsorship of Volunteer Activities
As part of its corporate social responsibility, and in order to further support community activities, Qatar Steel sponsored voluntary activities organised by Qatar Centre.
Donation to Syria
In recognition of its membership of a global community, and out of sympathy for the plight of the Syrian people, Qatar Steel contributed 200,000 QR in social services through Qatar Charity. This donation helped to improve the lives of men, women, and children in beleaguered Syrian communities.
Donation to School
As part of its corporate social responsibility to facilitate developmental activities in schools, Qatar Steel donated to Al Khor Independent Model School.
Sponsorship of Annual Handicraft Exhibitions
To remain visible and further extend a warm and friendly hand to local communities, Qatar Steel sponsored the Annual Exhibition for Handicrafts organised by the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Social Needs.