Aldar Properties (Aldar) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Zayed Higher Organization (ZHO) to improve opportunities and accessibility for determined people within Aldar and across retail assets, hospitality, residential and commercial business. The agreement is part of Aldar’s CSR strategy to generate positive impact and improve inclusion and accessibility in local communities.
Along with hiring determined people, Aldar will also introduce training opportunities for ZHO students and support determined people who operate SMEs in sectors related to Aldar. The company will also purchase food and non-food items produced by ZHO for use in Aldar’s hospitality portfolio and further improve the design of its real estate assets to meet the accessibility needs of determined people. In addition, ZHO will provide volunteer opportunities for Aldar staff at its centers.
His Excellency Abdulla Abdulalee Al Humaidan, Secretary General of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, welcomed the signing of the MoU with Aldar. He said: “The organization wishes to build the best relationships, broaden the horizons of cooperation and enter into strategic partnerships with national entities in all fields in order to achieve common goals and visions, with the aim of empowering and empowering. ” integrate determined people into society. .
He praised Aldar Properties’ contributions and support for national initiatives, especially those that benefit determined people and their families and contribute to their empowerment and thanked the leaders of the company, led by His Excellency Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak , chairman of its board of directors. , for their cooperation with the Zayed Higher Organization for the benefit of determined people, stressing that: “Supporting these groups and strengthening the UAE leadership on this issue requires all national institutions and companies to develop a joint action plan that will empower and support people of determination and offer them the opportunity to participate effectively in the process of sustainable development facing the country.
His Excellency Abdulla Al Humaidan expressed his great joy at the successful employment of the determined individuals affiliated with the organization, which represents a distinct qualitative leap for them and their families. He pointed out that determined people represent a fundamental pillar of development within UAE society and contribute invaluably in many professional fields, due to their strong will, superior skills and dedication.
Commenting on the MoU, Talal Al Dhiyebi, Group Managing Director at Aldar, said: “Aldar is proud to be an organization that champions diversity, equality and inclusion in all of its activities. By providing an inclusive work environment and well-designed public spaces, where everyone can thrive, we reinforce our commitment to supporting the local community and contributing to the prosperity of its inhabitants. This is an area of great importance to us, and we wish to continue to play an active role in consolidating the UAE’s position as an inclusive place to live, work and visit. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with ZHO.
The agreement with ZHO is part of Aldar’s broader CSR strategy, which aims to create a positive social and environmental impact on Aldar and Abu Dhabi developments as a whole. A central element of the CSR strategy is the development of inclusive and accessible communities, with Aldar committed to empowering determined people through jobs, internships and training opportunities across the group, a number increased POD students in Aldar schools and certification of all assets as inclusive and accessible.