We are founded on a mission to build a meaningful organisation to move the region forward. Together our people, infrastructure and technology give us the opportunity to have a positive and lasting impact on our communities - this is at the heart of our organisation.
BeCareem is another way for us to be generous. We’re using our far-reaching presence and relationships to partner with others to implement initiatives that can improve the lives of millions of people.
We’ve committed to providing opportunities to hire and upskill 200 refugees across our business
In collaboration with the UNHCR and in partnership with the TENT Foundation, Careem has pledged to hire and upskill 200 refugees over the next five years to showcase the value that diverse perspectives can bring to businesses.
Our Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Magnus Olsson, made this pledge at an event held by the World Bank and Tent Partnership for Refugees, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
We aim to work with like-minded organisations to help in providing skilled work opportunities across our entire network in different teams.
Providing innovative ways for Customers to support refugees with each ride
Our ambition is to help provide vital assistance to refugees, while building a future where they can be empowered and live with dignity. We partnered with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which leads global efforts to protect the rights of stateless people.
We use our platform to make it easy for our Customers to donate. By choosing the UNHCR car type in the UAE, a nominal donation amount is added to a Customer’s fare that goes directly to help refugees in our region. In Jordan, when the promo code “UNHCR” is used, we donate 5% of the ride revenue to directly support refugees in the MENA region.
All funds go directly to the UNHCR’s cash assistance programme which gives the power of choice back to refugees. The assistance allows each household to prioritize critical needs like access to food, fuel, transport, healthcare, education, and more.
Customers, Captains and Colleagues can also use our online portal to support.
Using our platform to raise awareness on Refugee life
At Careem, we are always looking for ways to have a tangible impact in the communities we serve. So when we heard about Yousef, a budding photographer, we were inspired by his story. He gave us a first-hand, insider look into what life is like in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp.
Check out when Yousef took over our instagram pages to share his life with the world
Every ride counts with Careem Rewards. Earn points and donate them to a good cause with a tap. We’ve made the process as seamless as possible with no registration or sign-up required. You’re automatically earning points with every ride and your points can change people’s lives.
We’ve partnered with the World Food Programme’s ShareTheMeal app to help feed children, UNHCR to provide critical support to refugees, WWF in Pakistan to plant trees, and Dubai Cares in the UAE to support education across the region.
In a region where women face lower political and economic participation, we want to do our part in achieving gender equality for all.
As a direct employer across 14 countries, we ensure we are providing a gender equal workplace with flexible hours, extended maternity and paternity leave, training on diversity and inclusion, and more.
In 2017, Careem signed the Women Empowerment Principles, the UN Women and United Nations Global Compact, re-affirming our participation in contributing towards gender equality and sustainability.