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Seminar on sustainability on February 1 gathers experts and industry leaders

Oman: Monday, January 25 - 2010 @ 10:25

As the GCC experiences fast economic growth, there are companies in Oman which have gone ahead in embracing CSR and Sustainability measures to address the social and environmental challenges in their operation. The seminar will serve as a platform for different sectors to level off with their understanding of the concept and principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. The workshop aims to challenge participants rethink the way business is managed.

Mr. Ahmed Al Sabahi, CEO of Al Majal, said,

“This Seminar on Sustainability recognizes the challenges of growth and highlights possible solutions. We hope that this event will trigger a heightened awareness to work towards sustainable development. We are glad that key companies and personalities from different sectors will be participating in this event.”

Al-Majal, a wholly owned Omani consultancy company is collaborating with MECA in bringing together top experts on sustainability to share their knowledge and interact with representatives from business, the academe, government, the press and the civil society.

The workshop will be opened by Mr. Mohammed Bin Khamis Al Araimi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs. The Public Authority for Electricity and Water will provide an overview of the importance of energy and water in the growth equation.

The line-up of speakers includes Ms. Hope Sherwin, CSR Consultant Synergy; Dr. Hilal Al Hinai, General Manager for Commercial and Corporate Affairs, Sohar Aluminum; and Nida El Helou, Manager, Environmental Society of Oman. The workshop will also feature the CSR and sustainability initiatives of Oman LNG, Bank of Oman and Park Inn Hotel. The workshop will feature a presentation from Mr. Francis Porter of WSP on `Green Building’ and how it is gaining ground in the GCC. One of the highlights of the event is the awarding of certificate of recognition to participants of Al Majal’s water saving initiative.

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