Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility means different things to different people and different stakeholders. That is because each views companies and their contributions to society from a different perspective. For SEHA, we have a broad coalition of stakeholders with interests in what the company does and how it fits into the community setting.

  • The Executive Council has an expansive view of our place in the community, one of many cogs in the wheels of society that they manage for the benefit of all.
  • HA-AD has a narrower view of us operationally and a broader view when it comes to the business of public health.
  • Our doctors have a stake as well. Our hospitals and clinics are where they practice their healing arts.
  • Nurses not only render care, they tend to be patient advocates and are a vital bridge between the patient, the patient’s family, and the doctor. Their view is unique.
  • Our employees generally view us as a provider of security in the form of a job, and a benevolent or adversarial master of their careers.
  • Our vendors view us through the prism of a customer while we see them as partners in rendering care.
  • Our customers come to us as patients and as the loved ones of patients.
  • Our partners have a stake as well – as managers and vendors with their own brand interests.

How SEHA behaves in this environment is a reflection not only of our vision and mission but of our values as an ethical and responsible employer, as a patient-centered caregiver, and as an innovator focused on remaking the public healthcare system of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The focus of the various interest groups is on the quality of management of the organization and how it drives results and affects the community.

The spectrum of interests includes the workplace and our responsibility as an employer and steward of societal interests in maintaining a just and safe work environment.

It includes the marketplace where we do business and how we responsibly deploy capital and guard against wasteful practices that squander valuable resources.

It includes the environment, not only in the physical sense of how we respect finite resources such as air, water, and land, but the political and social environment and how it responds to the needs and interests of society.

SEHA has an advantage as a healthcare provider. In many ways, our business can be viewed as inherently socially responsible.

But it is from how we interact with the other constituents in fulfilling our societal obligations that people draw conclusions regarding our CSR impact overall.

Our inherent responsibility is demonstrated in our operation and promotion of the Abu Dhabi Regional Blood Bank. More than a dozen major blood drives are organized annually with at least 100 more sponsored by various corporate entities in Abu Dhabi. This ‘gift of life’ is made available to all hospitals in the emirate and beyond.

Medical Waste Daily Average Summary for Hospitals

Daily Average Mafraq SKMC Tawam Al Ain Al Rahba GMR Corniche Daily Total Average
2008 2,493 1,716 1,960 2,340 394 463 1,120 10,486
2009 1,801 2,201 1,897 965 800 409 936 9,009
2010 1,843 2,190 1,900 1,875 864 371 864 9,907