SCCI Charity Activates
The SCCI won first place in the 14th edition of "Sharjah Award for Voluntary Work" for 2016, as part of the "best government entity in the field of voluntary work" category, in appreciation for its efforts. Sharjah Chamber contributed to more than 143 voluntary works last year worth more than US $ 5.17 million. But that is not all, the SCCI, across all of its ‘Themes’, is committed not only financially to support a vast range of local and international charitable initiative, but matches this with human, technical, facilities and other support which can add real value to the charities. In regard to this, the SCCI has increased its contribution to societal responsibility by organizing, sponsoring and supporting activities and events of economic, national, humanitarian, educational and cultural significance, in addition to sports, health, the media
SCCI throughout the years cooperate with Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation initiatives, an example is when SCCI offered to financially support 15 orphan with a fixed monthly income and in addition to cover their education fees for universities and provide training courses and internships through the Chamber Training & Development Centre to prepare them for the work place.
The SCCI bid US $ 120,000 for the personal jacket of the wife of the ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammad Al Qassimi, Chairperson of Nama Women Advancement Establishment and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children, which her highness had donated to enter an auction to support refugees around the world, within the "Jeans for Refugees" initiative in the London at Saatchi Gallery and the environment, over the past year.
Health Check-ups & Awareness
The SCCI focuses on Global public health days. We raise awareness and understanding about health issues and mobilize support for action for our staff and for the local community,FREE OF CHARGE on ALL those days. SCCI, in collaboration with different hospitals, we offer every employee and public walk-ins a free check-up whether it be blood pressure, diabetes, BMI & Cholesterol, eye sight, osteoporosis, dental, etc. Further on World Cancer Day the SCCI hosts Cancer awareness campaigns which are held within SCCI in collaboration with different hospitals.
PinkTober / Pink Caravan Cancer Prevention Initiatives
We support the Pink Caravan as a Gold ‘Rider’ Sponsor. In collaboration with the University Hospital in Sharjah, Sharjah Breastfeeding Friends Association and private medical companies and clinics organise yearly " Pink Your Life " initiative for the employees of the Chamber, the Sharjah Expo Centre and its associated organisations. In 2016, we launched an art exhibition called “Pinktober to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment, as well as palliative care of this disease.
SCCI and the ISO
Not immediately recognisable as a Health & Well Being Initiative, however the working environment and the reduction of stress in the workplace is of key importance to us hence our adoption of the key ISO standards. By meeting 9001 standards, we formalise our systems and help to reduce employee stress; by meeting 14001 and 18001 we ensure we are maximising the quality of life and our environmental impact for our staff and visitors.