Alstom supports communities in UAE with CSR initiatives

Alstom supports communities in UAE with CSR initiatives

Alstom, a global provider of rail transport and sustainable mobility solutions, has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting local communities through various corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The company, which has several key urban projects such as Dubai Tram (the first tramway in the GCC) and Dubai Metro Route , is striving to improve the lives of the local communities it operates in.

In addition to distributing CSR kits containing COVID-19 essentials to its team members, Alstom recently provided less privileged families across the UAE with pandemic essentials. As part of the initiative, Alstom partnered with Rafawed Development and Learning Centre to donate various gift items, including groceries and sanitizers, to 50 families.

Alstom participated in numerous community support initiatives across the UAE, including the “Beach Clean-up Day,” the “Dubai Tram Experience and Gift Giving” for students of determination, the “Joy of Eid” Ramadan initiative, volunteering with children of determination at the Al-Marmoom Equine Therapy, Diabetes Awareness Day, Sustainable Mobility Day, a blood donation drive, and more.

Alstom organized a “Run and Cycle for a Cause” campaign to raise proceeds for the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones. The campaign encouraged Alstom team members to walk, run or cycle, and Alstom then matched their efforts with a 1-dirham donation for each km covered. The team raised and subsequently donated 50,000 dirhams ($13,610) to provide 14 wheelchairs for people of determination at the Rashid Centre.

In line with its commitment to empowering Emirati students, Alstom recruited Ajman University (AU) students who successfully completed a special railway system training in Dubai. The recruitment followed an agreement signed by Alstom and AU in 2019 to provide technical training for AU students and develop their expertise in the railway industry. After the training, two AU students were invited to become part of Alstom’s Dubai team.