When investing in the community, Qatar Steel employs a focused approach, directly investing in organizations which will have the greatest impact on the local community. Organizations requesting support submit proposals to the company. Qatar Steel experienced a decrease in its community investment budget for 2017; however, this budget is expected to increase in 2018.
The sustainable development of the Qatari community is a priority for Qatar Steel. This year, the company supported the Qatar’s Charity for Rehabilitation of Special Needs with clothing and food assistance.
Qatar Steel also provided support to the Qatar’s Society for Rehabilitation and Special Needs. The donation was used to purchase wheelchairs for those in need. Lastly, Qatar Steel’s staff visited the children’s section of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to distribute traditional Ramadan Garangoa bags.
Qatar Steel organized a blood donation drive with the Hamad Medical Corporation at its plant site in Mesaieed Industrial City. This blood donation drive aimed to raise health awareness and a sense of humanity toward the community, as it brought employees of various departments together for the cause.
This year, Qatar Steel participated in the Waste Free Environment Day at Al-Wakra City. During the event, staff volunteered to clean the beach, in support of the environmental awareness campaign “Waste Free Environment” (WFE), launched by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). The event is heavily attended by students from schools in Qatar with the aim of building awareness about environmental protection and recycling, including fun activities such as contests, games and quizzes for the young participants.