Minister calls on green companies to shoulder social responsibility

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AMMAN — Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh Tuesday called on renewable energy companies to shoulder their social responsibility by working to reduce unemployment and poverty rates in the areas they operate, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The minister stressed, in a meeting that included 24 representatives from renewable energy companies, on the need for a specific mechanism for companies to improve economic opportunities for local communities.

He said that the Local Communities Support Foundation has created a fund managed by the companies, to maximize efforts to improve the situation in local communities, pointing to the importance of involving the people of these areas in this program to ensure that support reaches the targeted population.

For their part, company representatives stressed the importance of establishing a flexible framework for social responsibility.

They also indicated the need of social responsibility projects to have a nature of sustainability, and to have a clear annual plan and performance indicators to determine the goals of each company annually.

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