Oman LNG’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme has been adjudged by Petroleum Economist as the Best of the Year. The Petroleum Economist Awards 2016 ceremony took place recently at the Banking Hall, City of London, United Kingdom, in the presence of major global companies’ senior representatives.
The Award makes Oman LNG, Oman’s primary producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the first company in the Sultanate ever to win the prestigious Petroleum Economist’s recognition for an exemplary CSR programme.
The Petroleum Economist Awards are considered the highest and most prestigious of international awards in the Oil and Gas industry — an association by whom many key companies in the industry aspire to be recognised by.
Oman LNG has an ambitious vision and dedication towards CSR through the Oman LNG Development Foundation.
The Foundation addresses many areas of social development in Oman, but in general comprises a Community Fund targeting initiatives related to the Sur Community where its world-class, three-train liquefaction plant is located; a National Fund that covers a wide swath of the company’s social development programmes across the nation; a Reserve Fund to address the sustainability and continuity of the company’s CSR programmes; and finally a Centre of Excellence to develop lasting CSR initiatives through partnering, knowledge sharing, funding and investments.
“We are delighted to be receiving this award which is a testimony of our continuous CSR efforts exerted since the inception of our company and exemplifies the value we bring to the area of Corporate Social Responsibility and the development of lasting and sustainable programmes and initiatives,” said Harib al Kitani, Chief Executive Officer of Oman LNG.
“It also recognises the value of the establishment of Oman LNG Development Foundation (ODF), all of which comes timely as ODF celebrates its first year of successful business,” he added.
“We are very proud and humbled by receiving these prestigious awards”, said Khalid al Massan, CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation.
“It extensively reflects our determination and unremitting efforts to contribute to the development of our beloved Oman and encourages us to go further and do more in the future.”
This award is yet another international recognition for Oman LNG’s CSR efforts. Previous awards have included the Asia Best Corporate Responsibility Practices Award and the Asia Best Community Development Award at the Asia Best CSR Practices Awards 2016.
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