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UAE firm ranked among top in the region for advancing children’s rights

UAE-based RAK Ceramics, the world’s largest ceramics manufacturer, the Lebanese cement manufacturer Holcim Liban and the UAE’s National Bank of Abu Dhabi were ranked the best companies in the Middle East and Africa when it comes to advancing the cause for children’s rights, according to a new report.

The research, by the Global Child Forum, to be released in Dubai this Thursday, looked at how 353 publicly listed companies selected from the Forbes 500 Companies in the Arab world list address and report on children’s rights.

‘Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Middle East and North Africa,’ conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, also features five regional financial institutions, including Al Ahli Bank, National Bank of Oman, Kuwait Finance House and Union National Bank. Suez Cement, one of Egypt’s largest cement producers, the Moroccan metal mining company Managem, Saudi Arabia’s Savola group and the pharmaceutical giant Glaxosmithkline...

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