KRCS announces Markaz as Humanitarian Partner
17 - May - 2015
Kuwait Financial Centre K.P.S.C “Markaz” has been announced as a “Humanitarian Partner” by Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) for support the organization in helping needy patients in Kuwait to obtain expensive medicines. This partnership is a continuation of cooperation between KRCS and Markaz over the past years.
Mr. Manaf Abdulaziz Alhajeri, Markaz CEO, said: “This partnership is part of Markaz’s corporate citizenship strategy, which aims to fulfill the social and economic responsibilities of the company. The strategy is based on three main pillars, which are building human capabilities, aligning our business environment with the principles of sustainable development, and promoting good governance in the business environment. Our activities within this strategy includes a variety of topics that targets achieving sustainability; among which is improving the quality of life in the societies we operate within.”
Alhajeri added: “One of Markaz Corporate Citizenship strategy’s primary tools is collaboration with non-profit organizations that focus on developing human capabilities; and we are very proud of our partnership with Kuwait Red Crescent Society, which enjoys great reputation in the local and international humanitarian field. We’d like to seize this opportunity to thank KRCS’s leadership and staff for their dedication in serving humanity in Kuwait and around the world.”
Ms. Lama Al-Othman, Director of Resources Development Department in Kuwait Red Crescent Society said: “Kuwaiti Companies have been playing a major role recently in supporting human and social issues, through integrating the corporate social responsibility plan in their overall strategy, or by using corporate philanthropy to highlight their social role, help humanity and raise awareness about their values among employees, customers and society.”
Al-Othman added: “Kuwait Red Crescent Society is the link between humanitarian action and corporate partners who believe in helping humanity, through providing assistance and aid to the vulnerable cases, whether this weakness is caused by a certain social status or the occurrence of wars or natural disasters, without distinction between religion or doctrine or gender or color, and without discrimination based on the political and intellectual beliefs.
About Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz”
Established in 1974, Kuwait Financial Centre K.P.S.C “Markaz” is one of the leading asset management and investment banking institutions in the Arabian Gulf Region with total assets under management of over KD 1.12 billion as of March 31st, 2015. Markaz was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) in 1997.
For further information, please contact:
Osama Al Musallam
Media & Communications Department
Kuwait Financial Centre K.P.S.C "Markaz"
Tel: +965 2224 8000 ext 1819
Dir: +965 2224 8075
Fax: +965 2241 4499