Posted on January 11, 2015

Ooredoo's Chief New Business Officer, Sheikh Nasser Hamad Nasser Al-Thani, has recently participated in the 2014 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. The forum, which is the biggest annual event to examine business and human rights in the world, received more than 1,500 participants from over 100 countries.

On behalf of Ooredoo Sheikh Nasser showcased the importance of business and human rights as a top priority for the company, as well as hosted delegates at the dedicated Ooredoo booth. Sheikh Nasser commented: “As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives. We believe that to create a truly efficient and happy work environment you need to build trust and loyalty. This is why we have a non-discriminatory recruitment policy and hire new candidates based on their competence and potential, as well as pay based on experience and performance.”

Ooredoo participates in global UN Forum 2 [].jpgThe three-day event brought together business leaders, government representatives, NGOs and other civil society groups. Sectors represented included manufacturing, information and communication technology, mining, oil and energy, agribusiness, and banking and finance. Faisal bin Abdulla Al-Henzab, Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Office, said:  “I fully support Ooredoo's participation in the events, and think that a company as crucial to Qatar as Ooredoo, talking honestly and openly about their employment protocols and goals, have helped show the world our country's commitment to the subject of business and human rights.”

The Forum, now in its third year, provides an opportunity to assess global progress in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, endorsed in 2011, the first authoritative global framework to address the impact of business on all human rights. This is the latest in a series of high profile CSR event attendances for Ooredoo as the company push to enrich the lives of their customers and communities in Qatar.

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