Oman Oil, Oman LNG Devt Foundation, sign cooperation agreement

BUSINESS REPORTER –
MUSCAT, MAY 2 –
Oman Oil Company (OOC), the Sultanate’s investment arm in the energy and energy related sectors, and Oman LNG Development Foundation, have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to discuss and enhance cooperation in areas related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.
This cooperation streamlines the commitment and efforts placed by the two parties and their unremitting support to social responsibility in the Sultanate. The agreement further enhances promotes working together to establish sustainable CSR projects to reach a wider segment of the beneficiaries.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Eng Isam bin Saud al Zadjali, CEO of OOC said, “The signing of the MoU with Oman LNG Development Foundation comes in line with our interest in adopting best practices to implement sustainable programmes to serve the community. In addition, we intend to train and develop our employees through adopting necessary skills and best practices. Our vision is to integrate social responsibility for the benefit of the society as well as to participate effectively in the economic and social development of the communities we are working in.
Oman Oil Company is committed to contribute to the development of the Omani economy by improving the quality of the working environment and enhancing the capabilities of local communities.”
“Social Investment orchestrates an integral part of Oman LNG business, since its inceptions. It provides an opportunity for the company to give back to the society from the revenues generated from the sale of LNG.
This has brought many achievement and witnessed many recognitions. Today’s agreement aims to enhance the joint efforts of the social responsibility of both parties, which will benefit the community and individuals who represent the end beneficiaries of our far-reached social investment programmes. With this, we contribute to the sustainable socio-economic fabric of the Sultanate. The agreement also sets new horizons for social responsibility in the Sultanate by sharing best practices and competencies in the areas related to CSR. With the recent success Oman LNG Development Foundation accomplished, such agreements enhance the Foundation progress in achieving its strategic objectives”, commented Harib bin Abdullah al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG.
The MoU entails that both parties will discuss future joint plans for social responsibility projects. It also provides opportunities to develop professional skills and boost expertise by providing opportunities for assignments and job training for both sides, which will contribute to the advancement of professional staff working areas related to CSR. In addition, the agreement provides an adequate venues for sharing best practices and experiences in the fields of sustainability and social investment.