Corporate Social Responsibility
Naouri Group realizes the importance of integrating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into the culture of business, and has established a CSR Division with the purpose of integrating social and environment concerns into business operations. It has been another step towards success and achieving sustained development of enterprise value while remaining strongly aware of our social responsibilities.
Living up to its values, Naouri Group has established and is part of the following entities:
Kamal Gardens is a non-profit organization established in May 2006 aiming to assist individuals with special needs by providing work opportunities in simple agricultural and handcraft projects under the supervision of professional staff, while taking their individual abilities into consideration.
The word “Kamal” means "perfection" in Arabic. Despite their external (physical) disabilities, people with special needs enjoy spiritual perfection, which ensures their right to enjoy a decent life with normal human rights.
The members of Kamal Gardens have regular bazaars to sell their organic vegetables and simple handmade souvenirs, to collect their shares of the sales and to simply enjoy what they are achieving.
Naouri Group is the patron member of the Paramhansa Yogananda Society for Special Unfolding & Molding (PYSSUM) in India, which was founded by Ms. Raghida Naouri in July, 2005. PYSSUM is a progressive society for physically-challenged children, which organizes in-house and outdoor activities to help them become strong and creative.
From time to time PYSSUM organizes workshops, training programs, group meetings and activities that benefit not only children, but also those who are involved in this cause.
The Social Committee of Naouri Group was established in 2000 to encourage socialization among the Group's members. The Committee organizes various activities targeting family members of the employees and creates a friendly atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
Naouri Group joined the non-profit entity; the United Nations Global Compact, also known as Compact or UNGC in January 2008; an initiative created by the United Nations to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and report on their implementation. The Global Compact is a principle based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, companies are brought together with UN agencies, labor groups and civil society institutions.