The common practice and historically respected nature of non-profit work was to remain discreet and avoid publicity. This was ARTOC’s path for decades until ARTOC developed its CSR profile. However, today ARTOC’s firm belief is that every Egyptian must share in developing this country and beyond, and therefore, we decided that no effort can be effective unless it was part of a greater number of initiatives with a multiplier effect that has a tipping point impact. As a result, we are choosing to publicize the work of our Corporate Social Responsibility Program as well as that of the Mohamed Shafik Gabr Foundation for Social Development as an invitation to others to play their role in development.
  There are multiple challenges facing this country and the world and every individual or corporate citizen should do their part in giving back to society. We must all share the responsibility and get involved in causes greater than our own prosperity.
  At ARTOC, we are committed to raising the quality of life everywhere we do business and beyond.
  In line with our philosophy, ARTOC is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, which is a commitment to the highest levels of responsible corporate citizenship. Signatories to the Global Compact work to advance ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. Similarly, we are at the forefront of advocating trade and investment liberalization and economic and social reform through our leadership in organizations such as the World Economic Forum, the Arab Business Council, Egypt’s International Economic Forum, and the Egypt-US Business Council. ARTOC believes that businesses must be proactive not only in seizing the opportunities created by globalization, but also in helping citizens meet the challenges which inevitably accompany it.