(MENAFN - Arab News) Siemens in Saudi Arabia, during its presence for over 80 years, has continuously and actively contributed together with its local partner E.A. Juffali and Brothers in the development of the country's infrastructure, in fields of industry, energy, infrastructure, and cities and health care.
Siemens, and out of its commitment to contribute to the society as part of its Caring Hands program, has launched a series of Corporate Social Responsibility activities. These activities were commenced with the Jeddah Corniche clean-up drive. The activity was conducted by 30 members of the Siemens Saudi Arabia top management team led by its CEO Arja Talakar.
The team collected litter from the Corniche and surrounding areas in an effort to help to preserve the beach habitat
and beauty of the city of Jeddah.
"At Siemens we believe that good corporate citizenship is essential, and we encourage our people to become involved in local projects and community service activities, which are in line with our
technologically superior environmental portfolio, which represents half of Siemens' annual business," Talakar said.
Head of Business Development and Communications of Siemens Saudi Arabia Ghassan Khalil said: "It is indeed a great privilege for us to organize this Corniche cleaning drive as a responsible corporate
citizen, a value deeply rooted into the essence of our company."
Siemens global program, Caring Hands, provides socio-economic support to the community. The program includes volunteerism, social giving and disaster relief as well as providing the company and its employees a platform for citizenship and outreach initiatives.