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Social Responsibility

​The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has developed its own guide for social responsibility and is keen to disseminate a positive culture among all of the ministry’s employees at all departmental levels. This is in line with the MoF mission to contribute to achieving sustainable economic and social development, and fulfilling its duties towards the community.

In the ministry’s various practices and activities, it is committed to the guidelines and principles of the ISO 26000 standard of social responsibility, the core pillars of which relate to: transparency, accountability, ethical conduct, abiding by laws, respecting human rights, respecting customer rights, and respecting international laws and norms as long as they do not conflict with the culture and traditions of society.

Practices of Social Responsibility

MoF is keen to create effectively integrate between its activities and decisions on one side, and social responsibility areas on the other. This can be achieved through the following: ​​

  • Corporate governance by maintaining the highest standards of integrity and governance, and promoting trust in work systems.
  • Respecting human rights by building trust, promoting mutual benefit, respecting human dignity, and the rights, cultures and values of individuals and groups.
  • Work practices that provide a safe and healthy work environment, and fair practices that abide by laws.
  • Protecting and preserving the environment by adhering to the ISO 14000 standards.
  • Fair operational practices by providing advice and guidance to all partners, suppliers and contractors on polices and practices of social responsibility.
  • Improving and developing services to increase customers’ happiness and satisfaction and save time and efforts.
  • Participating in community development through cooperation, investing in development programs and supporting community activities.

In this context, MoF organises a number of training workshops to introduce its employees to social responsibility and to the importance of adopting it in both the government and private sectors, according to initiatives, plans and strategies - not just volunteering activities.

Activities & Programs

MoF participates in many activities and events with regard to social responsibility, including:

  • ​Launching an annual scholarship programs for high school graduates to complete their education in finance and accounting.
  • Participating in national celebrations, particularly the UAE National Day, Flag Day and Martyrs' Day.
  • The Personal Budgeting Initiative launched by the ministry to strengthen the culture of saving, to rationalise expenditure and to promote the eight factors that influence the process, which are: imitation and emulation, perception of saving, social factors, distribution of income among society members, wealth, price levels, interest rates and consumer expectations.
  • Participating in environmental protection events, programs and campaigns such as the Earth Hour, recycling paper, Clean Up the UAE Campaign, raising awareness of rationalisation of water and electricity consumption, health awareness campaigns, such as blood donation, World Heart Day, raising awareness on diseases such as diabetes, breast cancer, and more.
  • Celebrating World Heritage Day.
  • Organising visits to centres such as the Centre for People with Special Needs and the Elderly, and Dubai Autism Centre.
  • Organising a sports day for employees.
  • Organising lectures aiming at raising the awareness of disadvantages of smoking and drugs, and their psychological impacts.
  • Organising workshops aimed at raising the awareness of Green Applications.
  • Participating in Plantation Week.
  • Organising workshops aimed at raising the awareness of ‘The Culture of Saving and Rational Spending’.

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