Sustainability

Oriental Weavers’ Global Sustainability Goals

From sustainable practices and energy-efficient manufacturing processes to eco-friendly packaging initiatives, OW is proving that good business is compatible with environmental stewardship. In each of our factories, awareness efforts are underway to improve sustainability measures and reduce operating costs by installing more efficient equipment, modernizing business processes and implementing new technologies.

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We believe that our vision of creating a better future for our customers, our people, our company, and our communities requires that we remain focused on sustainability as a business model. Our holistic approach to managing our environmental impact and working to serve as a responsible company means that every member of the OW Group has the opportunity to join us on this voyage.

To drive our progress through 2013, we focused on new environmental performance goals for our energy, waste and water usage. These goals encourage us to look forward and to be mindful that every decision we make today will affect tomorrow’s world. Today we are focusing on strategies for sustainability through the innovative improvement of our products and manufacturing processes and our social responsibility work.

Oriental Weavers in 2013 was a platinum sponsor for the third CFA Grand Ceremony where Six Egyptian university-sponsored teams (Ain Shams, AUC, BUE, Cairo University, GUC and Helwan University) were competing in order to qualify a Team that represented Egypt at the EMEA Competition in Milan , Italy. The subject company in 2013 was Oriental Weavers Carpet(EGX:ORWE). OW also provided scholarship for candidates in the CFA program.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Oriental Weavers, as one of the largest companies in Egypt, recognizes its importance and role in achieving an impactful and positive societal change through its varying corporate social responsibility endeavors. Oriental Weavers’ deep commitment takes form in many associations, entities and activities such as:

  • Dar El Orman, which organizes and hosts the annual Orphans’ Day celebration, held on the first Friday of every April and celebrated all over the Middle East. The event, which Oriental Weavers has been sponsoring for over 10 years, aims to provide comfort and outreach to thousands of orphans.
  • The Breast Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer as well as providing research and facilitating services to women of all social and economic classes. Oriental Weavers has been sponsoring the Foundation for over 8 years.
  • ENACTUS is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academics and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts from countries all over the world the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. Oriental Weavers has been a proud sponsor of the competition for over 6 years where Egypt’s representatives have won two consecutive times.
  • Supporting numerous universities and institutes through scholarships and monetary donations to aid underprivileged students.
  • Refurbishing the exteriors of mosques in most of Egypt’s Governorates with free meters of wall to wall carpets.
  • Supplying blankets for people in need hailing from the Sharkia Governorate.
  • Providing and organizing Ramadan meals
  • Providing medical supplies and machines to various public hospitals such as kidney dialysis machines.
  • Oriental Weavers provides free rugs for underprivileged newlywed couples and orphanages.