Dubai Chamber of Commerce unveils impact of Give and Gain 2022 initiative

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Over 4,800 employees dedicated 17,460 hours during the corporate volunteering initiative, benefitting over 147,000 individuals.

Volunteering activities were focused on collection drives, education, humanitarian efforts and the environment.

Dubai, UAE: Over 4,800 employee volunteers participated in Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s Give & Gain 2022 employee volunteering initiative, which recently concluded.

Overall, volunteers dedicated 17,460 hours across projects benefitting more than 147,000 individuals. The month-long event is part of the Chamber’s ENGAGE Dubai corporate volunteering programme.

A total of 68 organisations, 42 corporate members and 26 community partners participated in 95 different volunteering activities.

More than 24,100 kilograms of humanitarian aid, including rice, stationery, and clothes, were donated, while 47,900 meals were given to those in need. More than 5,100 kilograms of e-waste and recyclable materials were collected, and more than 300 trees were planted.

For his part, Dr. Belaid Rettab, Senior Director of the Economic Research & Sustainable Business Development Sector at Dubai Chamber of Commerce, noted that this year’s campaign witnessed a strong turnout from the business community in Dubai, where participants demonstrated a stronger interest and commitment among businesses to engage in corporate volunteering efforts.

The annual volunteering initiative is an ideal platform for companies and their employees to implement and foster a culture of volunteerism within Dubai’s business community, he added.

Launched in 2008 by Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s Centre for Responsible Business, ENGAGE Dubai is a programme which brings together businesses and community organisations in Dubai to increase the quality and amount of employee community engagement in their local communities.

About Dubai Chamber of Commerce:

Established in 1965, Dubai Chamber of Commerce continues to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai, create a stimulating business environment and promote the emirate as a global business hub. The Chamber is one of three chambers operating under the umbrella of Dubai Chambers, which was restructured under a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.