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BWI – VINCI and its Trade Unions carry out joint audit of QDVC in Qatar


In line with the BWI-VINCI-QDVC agreement signed in 2017, a follow-up to the joint audit in 2019 was carried out by representatives from BWI, VINCI, and its trade unions between 26-27 October 2021. The two-day audit comprised of a QDVC project site visit to check the working conditions, along with in-person interviews of QDVC workers’ representatives as well as the representatives of a manpower supply agency, and an inspection of the said supplier’s workers’ accommodation to inspect the living conditions.
 
In addition to the VINCI and QDVC management presentation related to our Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) took the opportunity to present its mission and actions taken to protect workers’ human rights worldwide, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) shared the positive findings from the pilot project on fee-free recruitment with STS (QDVC’s main manpower provider).
 
The audit also reviewed the observations highlighted during the last audit and corrective actions taken. A joint audit report will be issued in the coming weeks with findings and recommendations for our continuous improvement.
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QDVC has participated in Guinness record for most nationalities planting trees simultaneously

The Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads & Public Places in Qatar achieves a new Guinness World Records title for Most Nationalities Planting Trees Simultaneously, adding this achievement to the list of world records achieved in Qatar. Official Adjudicators at Guinness World Records stated that the total number of nationalities that participated during the tree-planting event is 66, during a tree-planting event organized by the committee on Saturday, October 9, 2021 on Dukhan Road. The event is part of the “Qatar Beautification and Our Kids Planting Trees” campaign to “Plant Million Trees”, launched in 2019 in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality. Several staff members of QDVC  took part in this ceremony, to contribute to protecting the environment in line with Qatar’s efforts in the field of development and environmental sustainability, as part of the fourth pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Extending its support towards the breast cancer awareness month, QDVC has organized a breast cancer awareness event on Monday, 11th of October 2021. The aim is to raise awareness among the staff and encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent cancers.