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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Oman' (65)

Omantel launches first sustainability report

Omantel announced the launch of its first 'Sustainability Report' at a special gala event yesterday that was held at Omantel headquarters under the auspices of Yahya bin Said Al Jabri, chairman of Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD) Authority and chairman of the Capital Market Authority (CMA).


A number of VIPs and senior executives attended the event. 

The theme of the first sustainability report 'Because We Care'  mirrors…


Added by CSR Middle East on June 11, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments

Oman Oil Company inks training pact with OPAL

Oman Oil Company SAOC (OOC) and Oman Society for Petroleum Service (OPAL) signed an agreement to train for employment 40 high school graduates as part of the company’s on-going Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that focus on OOC’s commitment to the community and its continuing efforts to build the nation’s talents.

The six-month programme focusing on management and effective business skills will be conducted by private institutions under the direct supervision of OPAL. Upon…


Added by CSR Middle East on April 7, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Nawras to join millions in support of Earth Hour 2013

Nawras will be taking part in Earth Hour 2013 for the fourth consecutive year and will be switching off electrical items wherever possible, including lighting, for one hour in support of the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) global initiative to promote lasting actions for sustainable living.

At 8.30pm…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 19, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Corporate Governance Excellence Award Competition 2013 launched

Oman Corporate Governance Centre (OCCG) of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) launched here yesterday the third edition of the biennial Corporate Governance Excellence Award for 2013 under the auspices of Abdullah bin Salem al Salmi, CMA’s Executive President.

Sayyid Hamid bin Sultan al Busaidy, Director, Oman Corporate Governance Centre, said the competition, which targets all MSM listed…


Added by CSR Middle East on March 7, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Oman Gas launches beach clean-up campaign

Oman Gas Company (OGC) recently organized a campaign to clean up the beaches of Sohar. This is one of the company's key CSR initiatives, reflecting its commitment to environmental conservation and protection of Oman's coastline from the threat of contamination.…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 25, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Shell Oman sets up children’s Traffic Park

The Ministry of Education has set up a centre at Al Amerat Park for the Muscat Festival to raise awareness among children and youth about safety in general and road safety in  particular. 

The children's Traffic Park set up by Shell Oman Marketing Company SAOG is part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in partnership with the Royal Oman Police (ROP), the Ministry of Education and the Oman Road Safety Association…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 15, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Majlis Ash’shura reviews social responsibility of private sector

The Social Committee yesterday held its sixth meeting of the second annual sitting of the fifth term, chaired by Dr Sheikha bint Salim bin Saleem al Mesalmiyah, Head of the Committee in the presence of members of the Committee. The meeting hosted officials of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the private sector, such as Raysut Cement Company and Shell Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

The Committee reviewed the social responsibility of the private sector in the development…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 13, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Oman Arab Bank sponsors first Oman Sports Expo

In line with its corporate social responsibility initiatives, and the support it provides for the youth and sports activities, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) sponsored the 1st Oman Sports Expo that was held from February 4 to 6 at the Oman Exhibition Centre. This event was organised by Global Exhibitions and Conferences LLC in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports Affairs.

The expo was inaugurated by H E Sultan bin Salim al Habsi, Secretary General for the Supreme Council for Planning, in…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 11, 2013 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Crowne Plaza Duqm taking corporate social responsibility

Crowne Plaza Duqm in Oman, part of Intercontinental Hotels Group is taking a firm stance on environmental issues by implementing an initiative to help maintain the ecosystem within the Al Wusta region.

Duqm is a port city located in Oman 600km from Muscat, currently undergoing a major development…


Added by CSR Middle East on February 4, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Oman companies punished for environmental violations

The environment ministry has fined leading Omani construction companies for violating environment laws and not renewing their environment approvals from the ministry.

Oman’s Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, Mohammad Bin Salim Al Toobi, has ordered suspension of work for two leading construction companies Galfar Engineering and Contracting and Desertline at their worksites in Bahla town, about 190km northwest of…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 28, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Al Hassan holds blood donation drive

As part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the Al Hassan Group recently organised a blood donation drive at the head office in Muscat in collaboration with the Central Blood Bank of Oman (CBB).The initiative witnessed good participation from the employees in a two-day period.

On the occasion, Managing Director of the Group, Maqbool Ali Salman expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers and said, “At Al Hassan the blood donation drive is…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 22, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

United Engineering Services launches CSR initiative

United Engineering Services (UES), one of the leading oilfield, marine and defence engineering services companies in the Sultanate has launched a corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity with the Rehabilitation Centres in Al Khoud. 

At a ceremony held last week, UES officials pledged two electrical wheelchairs, 20 regular wheel chairs, 20 walkers and four laptops across the two centres. Usama Barwani,…


Added by CSR Middle East on January 9, 2013 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Bank Muscat inks deal to train Omani youth

Bank Muscat, the flagship financial service provider in the Sultanate, as part of its Jesr Al Mustaqbal (Bridge to Future) corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, signed two agreements with training institutes in Dakhiliyah and Dhofar governorates to equip 40 young Omanis with the necessary skills to develop their careers and contribute to national development. 

Upon successful completion of the…


Added by CSR Middle East on December 26, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments

Jusoor and Sharakah in CSR agreement

Fund for Development of Youth Projects (Sharakah), premier organisation involved in development of small and medium enterprises (SME's) has signed an agreement with Jusoor, a corporate social responsibility entity targeted at developing the community in North Al Batinah Governorate.

The agreement aims at promoting leadership amongst Omanis in North Al Batinah Governorate and to contribute towards developing…


Added by CSR Middle East on December 26, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments

Bank Muscat, Lulu to train 40 Omani youth

Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, as part of its Jesr Al Mustaqbal (Bridge to Future) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, has joined hands with LuLu Hypermarket to equip 40 young Omanis with the necessary skills to develop their careers and contribute to national development.

On successful completion of a 3-month training programme, the Omani youth, including women, from low-income families in Dakhiliyah and Dhofar…


Added by CSR Middle East on December 16, 2012 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Omantel honours SMEs for business excellence

Omantel Business Excellence SME Awards to recognise entrepreneurs in the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector were presented at a glittering function held yesterday at Al Bustan Ritz Carlton Hotel. 

Dr Amer bin Awadh Al Rawas, chief executive officer of Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), making an opening speech said, "We at Omantel value the vital role of the SMEs in the national economy and in creating job opportunities. With this in mind, we have…


Added by CSR Middle East on December 13, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Bank Muscat highlights CSR

Bank Muscat hosted an integrated risk management workshop as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The 4-day workshop held at the head office was attended by risk managers from local and overseas banks, finance companies and government entities.

Being a CSR initiative, the entire proceeds from the training workshop is earmarked for charity, specifically to benefit specially-abled children, through Bank Muscat Hearts, which is a voluntary initiative by the bank…


Added by CSR Middle East on November 15, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Port of Salalah wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Port of Salalah has recently won the Containerisation International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award 2012 for the company’s environmental and community focus that exemplifies corporate sector leadership in engaging its employees and local community.

Port of Salalah had been shortlisted for two categories, Corporate…


Added by CSR Middle East on November 8, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments

ABB wins award for 'outstanding' Corporate Social Responsibility

ABB's local company in Oman has been selected as one of the top CSR Practitioners in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region in the Arabia CSR Network Awards 2012.

Judges were impressed with ABB's various CSR initiatives exercised in Oman during 2012 and rated the awards entry as…


Added by CSR Middle East on November 1, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

Omran to pilot income generating ‘Zaree’ scheme

Omran is laying the foundation for the launch of a pioneering Corporate Social Responsibility programme that aims to empower and self-support communities in the regions where the company operates.

Entitled ‘Zaree’, the income generating programme offers a window into the world of Oman’s famed hospitality by demonstrating local traditions and values to tourists through a rich spread of diverse activities in Wilayat Khasab. Led by a group of local women, “Zaree” will…


Added by CSR Middle East on October 26, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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