May 27, 2021
stc Sustainability Platform Wins the Excellence Award at "The World Summit on the Information Society ( WSIS) Forum 2021
Stc's sustaiability platform project wins the excellence certification at the "The World Summit on the Information Society ( WSIS) Forum 2021" as one of the pilot projects for the "Ethical Dimensions of Information and Knowledge Societies " category.
The sustainability platform project won over 72 other global projects that were nominated for the award in the 360 project short list, proving that stc is the only company out of the participating local telecommunications sector that could receive the excellence certification on its digital platform project for the Ethical Dimensions of Information and Knowledge Societies category. Stc's Compliance with the criteria and conditions of the competition which emphasize the importance of raising awareness of the ethical dimension of using information and communication technologies and the commitment to preventive measures against the abuse of information and communication technologies.
"Based on its strategic role as the digital transformation enabler of the Kingdom and the region, stc adopted the best responsible practices in the field of sustainability to maximize its economical, social and environmental positive impact. The digital sustainability platform was launched with the aim of enhancing the components of the Saudi society by employing the profound concept of sustainable development in all its business, and supporting its campaign that targets harness its human, material and technical potential to encourage society to adopt a sustainability-based lifestyle. "Through its programs, the platform aims to support and empower young people, qualify talents, enhance the role of women and job opportunities in the telecommunications sector, in addition to the expansion of objectives to include more features such as the introduction and delivery of cooperative training programs, digital reporting, and automated data collection units for sustainability and financial KPIs, while adhering to the highest professional and competitive standards in the communications and information technology sector, in line with the programs and initiatives launched by the government in cooperation with its different partners, in order to maximize the positive economic, social and environmental impacts on society in alignment with the objectives of the Kingdom's Vision 2030"
The platform also aims to offer its services to officially registered non-profit organizations (Sector III), by utilizing the skills of stc's volunteering employees to address the needs of the beneficiary charities. Thirty days into its launch, the platform registered 11 volunteering opportunities, 4 online knowledge sharing courses, and to promote 22 technical packages to empower and support charities, receive 22 volunteer hours from stc employees, and register (45) charities and (16) technical empowerment requests under (8) running sustainability initiatives.
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