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Symposium tackles corporate social responsibility

By Petra - Dec 13,2015 - Last updated at Dec 13,2015

AMMAN — The Jordan Network for the International Covenant (JNIC), in cooperation with the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC), Dutch Embassy in Amman and Jordan European Business Association (JEBA), on Sunday organised a symposium on corporate social responsibility (CSR) for developing the society. 

The event aimed at finding a platform to exchange best practices in implementing CSR through combining companies’ strategies and activities with the principles of the international pact of the human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

ACC President Issa Murad highlighted the importance of such symposiums, expressing ACC’s keenness to support the event’s goals in spreading the international pact principles, enhancing companies’ social responsibility and improving cooperation between Jordanian companies and academic institutions.

He also stressed the importance of the private sector’s role in finding development projects that contribute to achieving social and economic stability in communities.

JEBA President Jamal Fariz referred to the importance of developing partnerships between governments and business communities in the field of social responsibility, urging companies and businesses to take into consideration the legal, ethical and social dimensions in decision making.  

JNIC President Mustafa Nassir Ildin called on Jordanian institutions and business community to intensify efforts in applying the UN International Covenant and its vision of creating a comprehensive and sustainable international economy that achieves the interests of individuals, societies and markets.

 

Dutch Ambassador to Jordan Paul van den Ijssel said that Jordanian companies first joined the covenant in 2006 through some big companies, expressing hope that Jordan’s membership would develop to include more companies.

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