CDA urges companies to donate used office utilities

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Coordinates with Jaguar and Land Rover to donate office supplies for charity

CDA_CDAThe Community Development Authority of Dubai (CDA) has urged private sector companies to donate their used office equipments and utilities for charity. CDA has already coordinated with Jaguar and Land Rover to donate office supplies to Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Foundation, thus adding further momentum to their corporate social responsibility initiatives. The supplies will be distributed to needy households in the UAE and internationally.

“Dubai daily produces over 7000 tonnes of waste, much of which can be reused or recycled, while charity associations are experiencing an increased demand for a variety of goods such as used clothes, books, furniture and electronic devices. We need to consider such needs and contribute whatever we have to meet the needs of others,” said Dr Maryam Matar, Director General of the CDA.

“We congratulate Jaguar and Land Rover for their decision to reuse, rather than discard their used office supplies. This not only highlights their commitment to corporate social responsibility but also their active support to sustainable development practices. We’re hoping that more companies will follow in their footsteps and consider ways to put their equipment to good use rather than adding to the growing landfills. This is part of the CDA’s vision to create a socially responsible and sustainable society,” added Dr Matar.

“We are delighted to partner with the CDA by donating our office equipment. Sustainability is a key element in our business and through this contribution we are reiterating our commitment to the environment and helping to bring about positive change locally and globally,” said Robin Colgan, Managing director, Land Rover and Jaguar Middle East and North Africa.

Community Development Authority (CDA):
The CDA is a government entity mandated with enhancing the social development in Dubai to achieve the Dubai strategic plan 2015 which was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on February 2007.

The CDA will work towards promoting and raising the social standards in Dubai, and increasing the role of citizens in the community by cooperating with concerned entities in order to achieve the goals of the development sector and to develop the basic structure necessary for this.

The CDA will work on setting up the necessary policies and standards pertaining to social services providers based on its five strategic goals including promotion of national identity, social protection, social inclusion, social empowerment, and social cohesion in Dubai.

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