Hyundai traffic safety campaign a success

Updated 30 November 2017
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Hyundai traffic safety campaign a success

Hyundai Motor Company and its authorized distributors in Saudi Arabia, Wallan Trading Company, Almajdouie Motors Co, and Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Co., have announced the success of the Hyundai Traffic Safety campaign, which was organized over a period of 45 days.
Aimed at educating university students about traffic laws, regulations and safe driving measures, the initiative was launched under the name “Traffic Safety Day,” and reached more than 10,000 students from three Saudi universities.
The event started in the Eastern region, at Dhahran’s King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, and coincided with the start of the new academic year. Many people attended lectures and seminars aimed at raising awareness of road safety, presented by renowned Saudi motorsport champion Saeed Al-Mauri and supervised by traffic safety experts from the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation. Students also took part in field test-drives of some Hyundai cars, including its new Sonata and Azera models.
Afterwards, the Traffic Safety Day moved to Jeddah’s University of Business and Technology (UBT), where lecturers focused on road safety-related topics such as driving techniques and consideration for other road users. During the seminars, traffic experts answered students’ questions about various traffic laws and regulations, and distributed many promotional materials that urge people to adhere to traffic rules to make the roads safer. To ensure the campaign message received widespread distribution, several print, radio and social media representatives were invited to the sessions.
After the completion of the second phase in Jeddah, the campaign moved to Riyadh’s Al-Yamamah University, where faculty members joined students to attend the activities and events. Faculty members said they wished to make traffic safety activities an annual event at the university as this is in their students’ best interests.
Mike Song, head of Middle East and Africa region at Hyundai Motor Company, said: “This campaign reflects the vision and values of Hyundai, which aim to ensure the highest levels of traffic safety for all road users, eliminating the harm caused by traffic accidents, including deaths, injuries and opportunities lost.”
He added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the campaign, hoping that this campaign would help consolidate and support local efforts to improve road safety, and believe that education and raising awareness can bring about permanent improvement.”


Huawei honored for CSR initiatives

King Salman with Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East.
Updated 18 November 2018
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Huawei honored for CSR initiatives

Huawei, a global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has won first prize of the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the annual awards gala, which took place on Nov. 12 at Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. During the event, King Salman recognized Huawei for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives. 

Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and only award focused on responsible competitiveness and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Kingdom, and Huawei is the first ICT company to win first place in the award’s history. 

As digital transformation sweeps across the globe, ICT technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, cloud computing and
more will unlock new values of growth and innovation and uplift societies and organizations to great heights of prosperity. 

The award recognized Huawei for its transformative impact in driving forward the Kingdom’s ICT sector as a whole in line with the government’s digitization goals, the National Transformation Program and Vision 2030. In particular, Huawei was celebrated for deploying their most advanced technologies, high-quality products and secured networks in the Kingdom.

Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East, said: “We are deeply humbled to receive such recognition from Saudi Arabia’s leadership. In the Kingdom, Huawei is determined to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. The improvement is endless on the road to providing customers with high-quality products and services. Today’s award is a milestone for us to continue to surpass ourselves. We will continue to play an active role in driving Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector development and grow together with our local partners, openly collaborating to build an ever deeper pool of ICT talent empowered to enable digital transformation.”