Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability Initiatives

  • Public-Private Partnerships Initiatives
  • Align business opportunity to achieve national transformation objectives
  • Design and implement multi-sectorial initiatives with government and private sector entities
  • Roll out specific tried and tested WBCSD projects locally ((Sustainable Mobility, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Cement Sustainability Initiative, and other) to meet vision 2030 goals 
  • Design sustainability indices and indicators




HR and Talent Management

HR and Talent Development

  • Develop and apply talent management (structure, selection, training, benefits, and balanced scorecard)
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Design of human resources system
  • Quality management systems
  • Design and implementation of training programs




Strategy Consulting

Strategy Consulting

  • Administrative and organizational development
  • Transformation strategies (developing unit and performance card)
  • Governance and family companies


Maaden Aluminum

Name:   CSR strategy
Partner: Maaden Aluminum
Duration: 18 months

Conducted workshops with top management to set direction, community engagement (surveys and coordination with Emarat AlQasIm), produced gap analysis report, and Grievance Mechanism   document.

To produce specific documents to fulfill financer (IFC) requirements after  the joint venture with Alcoa, to become number 1 aluminum mining company

worked during the foundation of the largest aluminum company in the world. Tamkeen won a public bid contract against 3, which one of is an international firm, and another is UNDP, KSA.


Making it to The Global Map of Sustainability

Name: GRI Report
Partners: International Medical Center (IMC)
Duration: 4 months

Create an A level GRI report for the International Medical Center, a private hospital in KSA.

Obtain an “A” level GRI report while some of GRI indicators are not applicable in KSA

IMC was the 1st private hospital in the world to get an “A” level GRI report. In spite of the irrelevance of some international indicators to KSA, the team was able to create counter indicators locally relevant and equivalent to international indicators and produce a world record.


Coalition for Water Management

Name: Wafeer Initiative
Partners: AcwaPower, Bushnaq Group, Ministry of Water and Electricity
Duration: 18 months

A national initiative to promote water conservation in the industrial sector. To raise awareness and build capacity in efficient water management practices in the Saudi industrial sector and present a successful public-private partnership model.

Develop a measurable water conservation initiative in the industrial sector

Created the coalition among leading companies in the sector in partnership with the Ministry of Water and Electricity (MoWE).  Main outputs were: a pre-audit technical report for 15 pilot companies, three workshops concentrating on specific topics related to industrial water efficiency, audited reports, cost saving up to 600,000 SR per year per company in water, and an industrial water efficiency manual.


Creating a Reference

Name: Saudi Arabian Responsible Competitiveness Index (SARCI)
Partners: SAGIA, KKF, Accountability
Duration: 1 year

An initiative of the Saudi General Investment Authority (SAGIA)- under the Responsible Competitive initiative (RCI) - to encourage and reward responsible leadership in companies working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Create a locally relevant index with international standards

SARCI is an internationally recognized index with locally developed framework serving as a reference for CSR best practices and a tool for CSR practices ranking


National Water Company

Name: National Water Company
Duration: 18 months 

The aim was to align all of the company’s CSR contributions with the core competency of the company. For that, CSR policy was developed to guide the process of selecting which initiatives to engage in. Also, worked with NWC to produce its first GRI report

Strategizing the company’s CSR contributions, and branding the company as “socially responsible” embedding CSR in its everyday activities during its first year of establishment. 

Full CSR strategy including vision, mission, stakeholders engagement, strategic focus areas of engagement; and the first GRI report for the company.


Corporate Sustainability Conference

Name: the first corporate sustainability conference
Partners: Capital Market Authority, and Saudi Council of Chambers of Commerce

Description:  To highlight local and global best practices for corporate sustainability and its role in achieving transparency by encouraging disclosure.

Under the patronage of HRH Governor of Riyadh, a number of government officials, academics, and companies; along with world expert participated as speakers, whom among was the CEO of Malaysia stock exchange, and deputy chief executive of GRI


Soliman Fakeeh Hospital

Name: Anti-obesity Campaign
Partners: DSFH,Tefal, Sayidati, novo nordisk, Olympia
Duration: 1 year

Engange children to change their lifestyle and spread awareness among them about healthy eating habits and the dangers of obesity.

Awareness among them about healthy eating habits and the dangers of obesity.

Engaging more than 25,480 children in the campaign implemented in jeddah resulting in the banning of

unhealthy food sales in targeted schools.


Youth for Social Issues

Name: Grant Awarding Foundation
Partners: Al-Muhaidib Foundation
Duration: 1 year

leadership and life skills development, work ethics, can include incubator for new projects

To connect social demand with a supply of private resources, identifying a favorable approach to sustain and support youth development in Saudi Arabia

The program is unique in providing youth with the educational resources necessary to use Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) safely and effectively while raising awareness of regional and local community issues that youth can relate to and translate into real action.


A Word from CEO

“Success stories start with a vision”

A sentence that served as the opening of the 2030 vision manifesto, in which we always take into consideration whenever embarking on any project.

We work for a better future, for serving our country and for the generations to come that we believe deserve a future that is far more shining.

Our mission stems from our belief that our role is to serve our society through excellence and impact; we think of the 2030 vision as the platform to start work and dialogue around it and harness all the expertise and capabilities to reach our destination.

Asya Al Alashaikh

  • Why Tamkeen?

    Why Tamkeen?

    In response to the new era’s requirements, we formed an alliance with three national consultancies: (Arabian Muhad for Excellence, Tamauzy, and Performance Clinic Consultancy) aimed at complementing and integrating local expertise to provide distinguished services for government, private and NGOs sectors to achieve Vision 2030.

    We also partnered with Worlds Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to access international expertise and best practices, and roll out multi-stakeholders’ projects that have been piloted and implemented with the global corporations in different countries. These partnerships promote progress towards sustainable development and will aid in the transformation of practical solutions to live up to the expectations of vision 2030.

    In line with the principle of sustainability, we created the creative arm “Fikrah” to provide data investment services as an innovative solution to maximize organizations’ returns.

  • Our Story

    Our Story

    TamkeenCSR (operating under the legal umbrella of Tamkeen International Company for Development and Project Management) was launched in 2006 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as the first Saudi organization specialized in providing consultancy in Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) for both public and private sectors.

    We’ve taken initiative in Tamkeen to design solutions, provide training, conduct specialized workshops and introduce sustainability reporting to raise awareness about Corporate Sustainability and identify the requirements and components of partnerships for development.

    We took a new turn at Tamkeen when we moved our headquarters officially to Riyadh in the 1st of Jan 2017 as we began synergizing efforts with the goals and requirements of the 2030 vision in our projects and initiatives guided by the current needs and future priorites. Toward this end, we have entered local and international partnerships and alliances.  Locally, we became part of “Transformation Partners”; and globally, we became the Global Partner with World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

    We aspire through our offerings to enable public and private institutions to achieve sustainable growth while achieving the National Transformation Program’s objectives. Through strategic and integrated Corporate Sustainability, institutions and companies will gain an enhanced reputation, industry leadership, cost reduction, acquire new markets, develop new products/ services, and attract and retain talents, among many more. We make sure that through Corporate Sustainability your institution or company only move forward!

  • Our Core Team

    Our Core Team

    Asya Alshaikh

    Founder and MD

    Asya Alshaikh works closely with clients to embed the principles of CSR and sustainability into our client’s core strategies. Her strong background, in-depth knowledge and passion help clients become more accountable, powerful, and profitable businesses.

    Below is a summarized list of Asya Alshaikh’s achievement highlights:

    • Elected as a vice president to the National Consultants Committee at the Council
      of Saudi Chambers (2012 – present)
    • Appointed as a part-time consultant at Al Shura Council (2009 – Present)
    • Designated as a jury member of the Siemens CSR award (2012 and 2013)
    • Chosen twice among top 20 Saudi Businesswomen by Arab News daily for
      the years 2009 and 2010
    • Conferred Innovative Initiative Award at the Saudi Water & Power Forum for the Wafeer Water Conservation Initiative (2009)
    • Appointed as the 1st Saudi female representative in Arab Labor Organization (2002-2004)
    • Granted the “Distinguished CSR Speaker” at the Gulf Sol Dialogue (Al Ain)
    • Led several CSR workshops across the Gulf
    • Participated frequently as a speaker at regional CSR conferences and events
    • Published weekly articles in local newspapers
    • Co-authored 2 studies on CSR and its development in KSA
    • Recommended and promoted sustainability index for Saudi companies to prioritize national development goals
    • A holder of a  Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration with a special focus on development and globalization theories
    • Graduate of Accelerated Development Program (ADP 52) from London
      Business School (2004)
    • completed a certified CSR training from WBI (2013) 


    Dr. Djordjija Petkoski

    Dr. Djordjija Petkoski has held various senior positions at the World Bank, including head of the Business, Competitiveness and Development Program. Today, he is a Senior Fellow at the Wharton Business School and serves as an adviser to the World Bank, other multilateral development organizations, and leading MNCs. 

    Dr. Petkoski was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University in the early 1990s and a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979-80. In addition to two Ph.D. (one in Economics and one in Electrical Engineering), he has am MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

    Dr. Petkoski led the design and delivery of, nearly 30 executive development programs.  He has engaged with over 100 leading companies across a broad range of industries, including agribusiness, food and beverage, and manufacturing and high technology industries. He launched and led the Business-Led Collective Action against Corruption international consortium of organizations and companies. He also led capacity building for global and regional action networks, such as the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) and Africa Responsible Business networks. 


    Dr. Tareq Emtairah

    • Currently, tareq emtairah is the head of energy department in UNIDO
    • Was a senior research fellow at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden
    • His work has centred on policies and strategies for cleaner technologies and resource efficient economies
    • In the last 10 year, his work has focused on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) context; researching and implementing forerunner initiatives on resource efficiency in countries such as Jordan and Saudi Arabia
    • In 2009, working with Tamkeen International, he initiated and managed the implementation of a public-private initiative (WAFEER) to advance closed water systems and approaches within the industrial zone in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia 
    • Tareq has been the principal advisor with Tamkeen since 2006
    • Worked as an executive director of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), It was in this capacity that he initiated and launched the most comprehensive regional benchmarking report on the state of sustainable energy in the Arab World (AFEX 2013 and 2015)

    Dr Eihab Abourokbah

    • more than 20 years experience in management, training and event management consulting 
    • Vice-Chairman of the National Advisory Offices Committee 
    • Vice Chairman of the Advisory Committee the Jeddah Chamber 
    • Member of the Advisory Committee of the National Program for Exhibitions and Conferences.

    Dr Sameer Hussain

    • He has more than 25 years experience in strategic planning, management development, human resource management and restructuring in the government sector and the private sector 
    • He has held several banking leadership positions for 24 years 
    • He established several private companies in several fields and presided over the boards of several companies  
    • Participated in the design and implementation of several community programs and solutions
    • Holds a Masters in Research, Operations and PhD in Engineering Management Sciences


    Sameer Baamer


What is CSR?

What is Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility?

With the growing questioning around the expectations from the corporate sector, its responsibilities, ethics and transparent communication, we are witnessing the rise of different concepts and terms in that context, from corporate governance, to corporate social responsibility, to accountability and transparency, to corporate sustainability.

Two decades ago, a debate started about the role of companies in society. This gave rise to Corporate Social Responsibility. However, until today, there is no one agreed-upon definition, although all scholars agree on that it is the implementation and not the definition that is important.

Our favourite definition of CSR reads: "Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the community and society at large".  

Up until 2009, the term CSR brought the focus on the 'S' in “Social” and less emphasis on the 'R' in “Responsibility”. As a result, CSR was limited to community services initiatives and ad hoc sponsorship of causes and related events. Of course, with the less strategic approach, and limited implementation of community services, come less credible measurement tools and less importance to the ROI of CSR on the companies.

The debate continues on the definition, impact measurement tools, and business case. The debate reached to finding ways to encourage a more efficient role of the private sector in sustainable development. Only then we started witnessing a more active role for the government in incentivizing and encouraging the private sector through national CSR strategies, indices and ranking and incentives schemes in many countries.

We, at TamkeenCSR, are agents and catalysts dedicated to working with both public and private sectors to address national development challenges and interweave the idea of CSR into a coherent practical and realistic plan. In this context, we adopt the use of a comprehensive term that reflects the highest level of commitment to sustainability; thus, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR).


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Our Services

A selective set of services that we offer and through our alliance Transformation Partners: 

Sustainability Initiatives

HR and Talent Management

Strategy consulting


We’ve partnered with several companies, centers and business sectors since establishment including:

  • The International Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics ( – Sweden.
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – The Netherlands.
  • Tomorrow’s company ( – United Kingdom
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (
  • Transformation Partners (alliance of Arabian Almehad of Excellence, Tamauzy, and Performance Clinic Consultancy.


Transformation Partners

TP is an alliance with 3 national consultancies: Arabian Almehad for Exellence, Tamauzy, and Performance Clinic Consultancy.  TP provide holistic integrated advisory to the public, private sectors and NGOs.  In addition, the rural towns and economic cities to achieve the goals of sustainable development and vision 2030.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a CEO-led organization of some 200 forward-thinking global companies, is committed to galvanizing the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. Leveraging its strong relationships with stakeholders as the leading advocate for business, the council helps drive debate and policy change in favour of sustainable development solutions. 

The WBCSD provides a forum for its member companies - who represent all business sectors, all continents and a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion, 19 million employees - to share best practices on sustainable development issues and to develop innovative tools that change the status quo. The council also benefits from a network of 70 national and regional business councils and partner organizations, a majority of which are based in developing countries. 

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