Terravertis & United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Organize Workshop on Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility 22/October/2009

With the objective of exploring recent theories on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and global sustainability as well as the development of perspectives on the relationship of CSR with current social and environmental issues, terravertis, the environmental and corporate responsibility experts, in cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) recently held a corporate social responsibility and sustainability training workshop at Wild Jordan CafĂ© – Amman.

The interactive 2-day course brought together 20 participants from different companies in various sectors including manufacturing, apparel, logistics, information technology, agriculture, risk consultancies, financial and educational institutions along with NGOs and governmental representatives with the unique opportunity to be exposed to the latest skills in this field along with the needed tools and competencies required to become qualified CSR professionals.

Dr. Muna Hindiyeh, Senior Sustainability Advisor at terravertis, commented: “CSR and environmental management are growing to become an instrumental and key operating component for most organizations. Successful leaders should be committed to deploy social and environmental responsibility programs and ensure its sustainability throughout their organizations by designing and implementing strategies that would raise the levels of employees’ commitment to their environment and community.”

Dr. Dima Maaytah, head of Sustainability and CSR consultancy at terravertis said, “The corporate social responsibility and sustainability training workshop was particularly organized to bring new insights for businesses, governments, NGOs and other CSR practitioners.”

Upon the completion of the course, trainees will be able to manage any CSR activity through applying the knowledge received from the workshop’s session, best practices and internationally applied guidelines.

terravertis is a sustainability consulting provider of a comprehensive and diverse set of professional services to a broad client base. Through a dedicated team of Environmental and Corporate Responsibility experts, it assists its clients in developing and implementing key corporate responsibility strategies, underpinned by strong policies and reporting, which helps clients focus on the opportunities and risks in their non-financial performance that are key to protecting and enhancing the value of the business.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its mandate is to promote industrial development in developing countries and work towards improving living conditions in the world’s poorest countries by drawing on its combined global resources & expertise. UNIDO focus on three main thematic areas; Poverty reduction through productive activities, trade capacity-building and Energy and Environment.

UNIDO has been assisting Jordan since 1999 in various fields; particularly in investment promotion and rehabilitation of the refrigeration industry under Montreal Protocol to persevere Ozone as well as well as generating income in rural areas. Currently UINIDO is developing various programs in cooperation with national partners, related to Private sector Development and Environment.

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