12 – 16 March 2023

Oman Convention & Exhibition Center, Muscat

Co-HostHost Organiser

Petroleum Development Oman

Host Ministry

under the patronage of his highness sayyid theyazin bin haitham al said


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Muscat, March 12th 2022

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is to be the main host of Oman Sustainability Week (OSW), hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, underlining its strong commitment to being a champion of sustainable development.

The Company will showcase a number of its initiatives highlighting the importance of sustainability in achieving economic and social development, as well as preserving the environment and its resources.

The event will be hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, who will inaugurate the week on March 14 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

PDO Managing Director Steve Phimister, said the company is determined to strike the right balance between meeting the oil and gas demands of the country while mitigating its impact on the environment and supporting the communities in which it operates.

He added: “At PDO, we have a symbiotic relationship between our operations and the environment. We don’t just incorporate and comply with evolving ESG norms, we try to find innovative ways to enhance our processes to do better for the environment.

“As the main hosts of the Oman Sustainability Week, we seek to lead by example. While we have integrated sustainability in every aspect of our business, it also becomes our inherent duty and moral obligation to continue to raise public awareness about sustainable practices and why it is critical to adopt these measures.”

The week will provide a platform for the company to showcase its collaboration with different government bodies and private companies to boost sustainability initiatives in Oman while acting as a catalyst for sustainable economic growth.

Mr Phimister said: “Hosting OSW is a significant milestone in our journey as we align ourselves to the Sultanate’s Energy Vision. We have been at the forefront of spearheading sustainability initiatives in the Sultanate, encouraging energy independence and paving the way for a sustainable, green economy for future generations. While we remain committed to meeting national energy needs, we have also developed a detailed Decarbonisation Roadmap that will enable us to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 with a step-change by 2030.”

PDO has unveiled a new five-year Environmental Strategy and Action Plan that is geared to achieving its overall corporate objectives of sustainable growth, operational excellence and meeting its sustainability commitments in line with the Oman Vision 2040.

PDO was also the first national oil company in the Gulf to become a member of the United Nations Global Compact in 2015, the largest voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative in the world aimed at fulfilling fundamental responsibilities related to human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

And, as part of combatting climate change, it has pioneered landmark solar energy schemes at Amin and Amal in the South and at its Muscat headquarters, is a founder member of the National Hydrogen Alliance and is working to open its first wind energy farm in 2024.

Last year, it committed to spending more than US$10 million on 83 social investment projects aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in areas such as water and energy management, education and science, youth and female empowerment and community welfare.

Mr Phimister said: “Adopting ethical business practices is now a prerequisite for any company to succeed.”

Muscat, March 14th 2022

The Oman Sustainability Week (OSW), which is being hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said and will be officially inaugurated at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre on 14 March 2022, was preceded by an exclusive awards ceremony to honour the efforts of local companies who have made significant contributions in areas of sustainability. The Oman Sustainability Week Awards was held on Sunday, 13th March at W Hotel Muscat at the Great Room and welcomed H.H. Sayyid Dr. Fahad Bin Al Julanda Al Said, Vice-Chancellor at Sultan Qaboos University as Chief Guest and key patron. Organised by be’ah and CONNECT in collaboration with Petroleum Development Oman, and Sustainability Specialist - Centre for Sustainability and Excellence, the event also witnessed the presence of key delegates from participating companies.

The Oman Sustainability Week Awards marked the commencement of a week-long initiative that comprises an expansive exhibition, a thought leadership summit, a conference and various site visits. The awards were aimed at raising awareness on sustainability issues while supporting companies and organisations in integrating responsible, ethical and sustainable practices into their corporate strategy. It also highlighted the need to stay committed to social and environmental causes to achieve long-term economic growth.

Commenting on the awards, Shaikh Mohammed Sulaiman Al-Harthy, Executive Vice President-Strategic Development, be'ah, said, “The Oman Sustainability Week Awards is an industry-first platform that recognizes the organisations that have demonstrated their unfaltering commitment to sustainability and set themselves apart from competitors. Leading by example, these organisations have not only paved the way for others to follow but have also shown how sustainable practices are essential for long-term growth. Through the events at OSW as well as the awards, we endeavour to share innovative strategies, discuss industry best practices, and promote the cross-fertilisation of ideas. It is indeed delightful to see the efforts taken by so many organisations to drive sustainability, and we would like to congratulate all the winners.”

An award ceremony of national importance, the Oman Sustainability Week Awards assessed organisations operating in Oman in areas of sustainability and corporate responsibility. The organisations that took part in the awards were required to perform a situation analysis that highlighted the status of their current sustainability practices against other industry peers. It also prompted them to identify prospective risks and opportunities in the medium and long term. Aimed at encouraging organisations to commit to their sustainability targets, adopt operational transparency and thereby boost their credibility, the Oman Sustainability Week Awards seeks to establish itself as an annual event that continuously rewards the various contributions of organisations in areas of sustainability.

To ensure inclusion of all areas of sustainability, the awards recognized the initiatives taken by organisations who received special recognition for governance Nama Group, society and environment OQ, education Oman Broadband and employees’ Asyad Group. Bank Nizwa, Oman Broadband and Shell Development Oman received the Bronze awards, whereas Bank Muscat and Nama Group won the Silver awards. Appreciating and applauding their continuous efforts towards sustainability, Asyad and PDO were awarded the Gold awards. In recognition of its exemplary effort in the field of sustainability, its innovative campaigns to advocate sustainable practices in the community and its strong dedication to contribute to Oman Vision 2040, OQ was honoured with the Platinum award.

Participating companies also benefitted from an extensive report from highly specialised sustainability assessors. The reports provided an in-depth evaluation of each company and individualised results and scores for each area assessed. It also offered recommendations in areas of improvement for the year ahead and meaningful insight to enhance medium and longer-term sustainability strategies.

While the awards provided an excellent self-assessment platform for participating companies, other key events to look forward to at the OSW is the Expo featuring the latest sustainability technologies, solutions and initiatives from across the world, the International Sustainability Resources and Technology Conference (ISRTC), the C-level thought leadership, Gaia Summit and the OSW site visits to be organised on the final day of the week. For more information, please visit www.sustainabilityweekoman.com.

Muscat, March 14th 2022

Committed to sustainable development to achieve economic growth, social inclusion, and protect the country’s environment, a national-level event dedicated to sustainability is being organised in the Sultanate. Hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Oman Sustainability Week (OSW) was inaugurated on the evening of 14 March 2022 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) in an elaborate ceremony that witnessed the presence of distinguished officials from various ministries, top-level delegates and industry leaders.

Hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and organised by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and CONNECT, OSW is an innovative programme that advocates the importance of adopting sustainable practices for the long-term progress of the country. The event is also supported and sponsored by ministries, government bodies, and leading local and international companies.

Following the official ceremony that marked the commencement of OSW, His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth inaugurated the OSW Expo at OCEC’s Exhibition Hall 1, accompanied by several high-ranking officials.

Speaking about the event, Eng. Abdul-Amir Al Ajmi, PDO’s External Affairs and Value Creation Director, said, “We would like to thank His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said for gracing this event and being a key patron of sustainable development in the Sultanate. The scale of events at OSW emphasises the importance the Sultanate places on sustainability and its commitment to integrate sustainable practices in every industry, leverage the rapidly evolving frontiers of knowledge and technology, and inculcate a sustainability mindset in the community.

“As we take monumental strides to shift towards a low carbon, green and circular economy, the need to develop an inclusive, coherent strategy to achieve sustainability has become more essential. We are confident that the series of activities at OSW will result in a dynamic shift in mindset and encourage even more businesses and individuals to play an active role in contributing to the nation’s sustainability goals.”

With a keen focus on achieving sustainability in areas of energy and water demands in the Sultanate as well in an endeavour to catalyse initiatives geared at the protection of the environment, OSW is in clear alignment with the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and Oman Vision 2040. By injecting international sustainability best practices into the local community, encouraging local businesses to spearhead innovation in the sector, and highlighting potential investment opportunities, the series of events at OSW aim to drive transformational change in the country.

While the Oman Sustainability Week Expo on 14, 15 and 16 March is a dedicated exhibition featuring the latest sustainability technologies, solutions, and initiatives from across the world, the International Sustainability Resources and Technology Conference (ISRTC) on the same dates is another key event that is geared at connecting local and global stakeholders to foster constructive debate and enhance cross-collaboration.

Meanwhile, the C-level thought leadership, Gaia Summit, on 14 and 15 March, organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), sheds light on encouraging participants to engage in meaningful dialogue with experts in the industry as well as like-minded peers to develop new relationships and a community with whom to engage in shaping the future of energy. In addition, the OSW site visits for PDO, be’ah, BP, OQ, and Nama Group, slated for 17 March, will offer attendees an opportunity to visit projects that are at the forefront of building a sustainable environment across the country. Earlier, an award ceremony, the OSW Awards, was held on 13 March to honour the vital contributions made by businesses towards sustainability.

With the active participation of over 100 companies and the attendance of high-level professionals including industry stakeholders, policymakers, sustainability experts, and leaders from Oman, the GCC, and other parts of the world, OSW envisions to present Oman as a model for sustainable development.

The OSW Expo is free to attend. To know more, visit www.omansustainabilityweek.com

Note to editors: Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. We deliver the majority of the country's crude oil production and natural gas supply, but above all we focus on delivering excellence, growth and sustainable value creation within and well beyond our industry.

The Company is owned by the Government of Oman (which has a 60% interest), the Shell Group (which has a 34% interest), Total (which has a 4% interest) and PTTEP (which has a 2% interest). Gas fields and processing plants are operated by PDO exclusively on behalf of the Government.

For further information please contact the PDO External Affairs Directorate:
Abdullah Nasser Al Suleimani
Media Relations Advisor
Tel: 2436-0563
E-mail: Abdullah.ANA.Alsuleimani@pdo.co.om

Muscat. March 15th 2022

As a global integrated energy company with its roots in Oman, OQ has integrated environmental conservation and sustainable development into its corporate strategy. Further attesting to this commitment, the company is currently participating in the ongoing Oman Sustainability Week (OSW). A national-level event dedicated to sustainability, OSW is being hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and is held under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said who inaugurated the event on 14 March 2022 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

As a keen advocate of sustainable development, through the event, OQ is focusing on achieving and delivering sustainability agenda based on three pillars which are environmental, social, economic and governance. Within 2022 focus on decarbonisation and in-country value (ICV).

Speaking about OQ’s participation, Mr. Ashraf Al Mamari, OQ's Chief Executive of People, Technology and Culture at OQ stated, “OSW is a promising platform for industry leaders who have embraced sustainability to come together and share meaningful insights to influence, empower and drive others to follow suit. Along with a number of ongoing sustainable initiatives which are being showcased at OSW, OQ is also highlighting its Alternative Energy (AE) business unit. AE is in strong alignment with Oman Vision 2040’s objective of renewable energy, diversified sources of energy and rationalized consumption to achieve energy security.”

Commenting further, he said, “Sustainability is one of our main pillars that form the heart of our operations, and we will continue to advocate this concept in the community to achieve prosperity and development in the country. At OQ, we also believe in setting new sustainability benchmarks in the industry to help realize Oman’s sustainability targets. Meanwhile, our focus on energy optimisation and efficiency will remain our top priority as we embark on the path of decarbonisation. OQ has started assessing its carbon footprint across all its assets and has been publishing this data since 2019 in its Sustainability Report. Committed to the energy transition, OQ has also established operations in upstream renewable energy, collaborated on electrical transmission, deployed downstream green molecule projects and leveraged existing trading strength.”

Speaking about Alternative Energy. Ms. Najla Al Jamali, OQ's CEO of Alternative Energy, who took part in the panel of speakers at the Gaia summit, offerd her insights on the plenary session titled “Current Landscape of Sustainability in Oman - Opportunities & Challenges to Moving the

Needle”. She will reflect on OQ’s pioneering role in sustainability and the opportunities it offers in the bigger business world.

As part of OQ’s participation in OSW and the accompanying ISRTC conference, Ms. Shaima Al Lawati will share her thoughts in the panel discussion titled “Paving the Path to Sustainability - A Regional Action Plan”, she will speak about OQ’s sustainability strategy and reporting. Meanwhile, at the panel discussion titled “Behavior Change and Social Innovation Through Communication - A Call for Collective Engagement”, Mr. Nasser Al Mamari, Head of Environment at OQ’s Downstream will be speaking about how OQ prioritizes the environment in all its projects and how this outlook is the cornerstone to achieving sustainable economic growth.

Recognising its continued commitment and efforts to achieve sustainability, OQ has received the Platinum Award at Oman Sustainability Week, which started March 14 until March 17th, 2022. OQ also won two awards under the categories of Environment and Society. These OSW awards aimed at recognising Omani companies with expectational contribution to sustainability practices in the Sultanate.

Realigning its business goals by empowering the community through sustained projects and initiatives to upheld OQ’s commitment to the environment and the community. The new framework strikes the right balance between satisfying its sustainability aspirations and meeting stakeholder expectations while adhering to global best practices. With a keen focus on health and education, economic prosperity and environmental stewardship, OQ has completed 8 projects, continuing its meaningful contribution to the socio-economic progress of the nation.

About OQ:

OQ is a global integrated energy company with roots in Oman. With operations across 17 countries, we cover the entire value chain from exploration and production to marketing and distribution of end-user products. Our fuels and chemicals are sold in over 60 countries worldwide, making us a pioneer in the energy sector.

Press Contacts

OQ
Sultan Al Rumhi
Manager – External Communication, OQ
Tel: + 968 91182182
Email: sultan.alrumhi@oq.com

Muscat. March 14th 2022

Nama Group (NG), which is committed to play an instrumental role in national sustainability goals, will mark its significant presence in the forthcoming Oman Sustainability Week (OSW) under the auspices of Ministry of Energy and Minerals, from 13 to 17 March.

As a Strategic Sponsor, NG will provide visitors with a firsthand narrative of its ongoing sustainability ventures at the exhibition and, highlighting its achievements in key Oman Vision 2040 projects, including renewable energy and North South interconnection Project (Rabt). Additionally, there are three papers which will be presented by NG executives and their knowledge partners.

Among these will be Mr. Suleiman Khamis Al Qasmi, Chief of Planning and Asset Management, at Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC), who will focus on integrated water resources management. His session will particularly address the market-ready technological innovations that can substantially contribute to making the water sector sustainable and help identify which ones are particularly suited to be deployed in a specific region. OWWSC intends to meet the requirements of 98% of customers through water networks connections. Currently, four strategic transmission projects are underway to provide upstream transmission infrastructure till 2040 and beyond. In addition to major networks projects, OWWSC is executing a significant number of small and medium size networks.

Sharing his views on Sustainable Energy, and Energy Positive Communities, Mr. Rodrigo Costa, Chairman and CEO, REN (Portugal), will share major technological innovations that are enabling energy provision for the masses, and what is needed to deploy these at scale in the regions.

Discussing regional and national success stories, Eng. Yaqoob Al Kiyumi, CEO of Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, will speak on national and international programs for Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). His session will focus on concrete regional and national programs that support transition to sustainable industrial development and circular economy. He will also highlight specific success story with the introduction of Ibri II in 2021.

“Considering the scale of Nama Group's operations in Oman, we are aware that our business operations can have a far-reaching and positive impact, within and outside the country,” Ms. Ghada Al Yousef, Executive Manager, Group Communication and Sustainability also pointed out that monitoring our success is in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

“We are committed to enhancing the stakeholder’s engagement process by mapping and assessment jointly with staff and other stakeholders as part of the sustainability report production process,” she added.

About Nama Group:

Nama Group (NG) was established as a result of restructuring the electricity and related water sector in 2004 and commenced its commercial operations on 1 May 2005. NG’s operations are spread across generation, procurement, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity and related water services in the Sultanate.

The Group consists of 12 joint stock companies and 2 limited liability companies registered in the Sultanate of Oman, including: Nama Holding (NH), Al Ghubrah Power and Desalination Company (GPDC), Wadj Al Jizzi Power Company (WJPC), Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC), Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC), Mazoon Electricity Company (MZEC), Majan Electricity Company (MJEC), Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tanweer), Dhofar Integrated Services Company (DISC), Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company (OWWSC), Numo Institute for Competency Development (NICD), and Nama Shared Services Company (NSS).

For more information, please visit Nama Group website: www.nama.om.

About NG Sustainability Policy:

NG’s Sustainability Policy aims to integrate a philosophy of sustainable development in all its Group activities and to establish and promote sound sustainable practices. The Policy is primarily focused on the impact of the Group's electricity and water utilities operations and activities, which are executed in accordance with relevant social, environmental, and economic objectives. This translates as excellence in customer service, with access to safe and reliable electricity and water services for all. It also reflects the Group’s intention to reduce Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) to its staff and contractors (less than 1) and its endeavor to inculcate a spirit of benevolence among its staff, who are encouraged to spend at least one workday per annum on charitable activities and the Group’s sustainability initiatives.

07 March 2022

- be’ah participates in Oman Sustainability Week along with international and national organizations

- be’ah will showcase its strategies and highlight its achievements of innovative solutions and projects

- Oman Sustainability Week is a national platform that reflects the Sultanate’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals


Muscat, March 7. Oman Environmental Service Holding Company S.A.O.C (be'ah) has announced its participation in the Oman Sustainability Week in March 2022, under the patronages of His Highness Theyazin bin Haitham bin Tarik, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth. The event will be hosted by the Petroleum Development Oman under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals.

Through its strategic partnership with a group of leading companies in Oman, be'ah aims to showcase its most notable achievements that support Oman's drive for sustainable development to enhance economic growth. It also looks to highlight its strategy that keeps pace with Oman's Vision 2040 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Emphasizing the company's commitment to keeping pace with the objectives of The National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) for a sustainable future, Shaikh Mohammed Sulaiman Al-Harthy, Executive Vice President-Strategic Development, be'ah, said, “Our strategic vision at be'ah aims to diversify processes of waste management, promote the concept of a circular economy, and build a culture of environmental sustainability in the society. Our participation in the Oman Sustainability Week events and awards underscores our commitment to supporting local and global efforts to achieve a better economic future within a sustainable environment.”

“Through our presence at this distinct event and its accompanying activities, we seek to exhibit the innovative solutions and projects we have launched over the past years, in collaboration with a number of institutions and stakeholders, with the aim of raising awareness among visitors and stakeholders about the development of the sector,” he further stated.

At the event, international organizations such as the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), UN entities, and private sector institutions will provide recommendations on how enterprises and other bodies may transition to a more sustainable economy. be'ah will be represented in Stall No. 1, which will include representatives who took part in Oman's first-ever environmental innovation platform, the country's first business acceleration platform focused on sustainability and the environment. In addition to sharing new techniques, the community will be made more conscious of environmental issues and how resources will be conserved. be'ah will also emphasize the need of transitioning to ecologically friendly methods and implementing resource reuse solutions.

In light of it partnering under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, be’ah aspires to enhance its contribution to resource sustainability and extract materials of economic value for use, by adopting a circular economy model to enhance in-country value approach.

During the past period, be’ah has been able to demonstrate its diligent efforts to achieve sustainability by launching a number of programs, initiatives and projects related to the management of the waste sector in Oman. It has recently announced the closure of the first cell in Engineering Forum dump in Al Amerat, the first operation of its kind in the region, with the aim of controlling any future environmental pollution.

The company revealed its intention to use new machinery to reduce green trash and huge lumber into small components to help with management and usage. These components are used to make organic fertilizers, animal feed, and other things. This aids in creating financial benefits through the sale of cutting green trash, which is one of Oman2040's strategic objectives, and has led to the circular economy. The organization continued to offer the be'ah Academy's online environmental management accreditation program in the field of sustainability, which was created to improve young knowledge and motivate them to innovate.

Oman Sustainability Week will be held at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre and is scheduled to run for a week from 13th to 17th March, 2022. It will include an exhibition, conference, intellectual leadership summit and field visits. This event will be a national platform that aims at highlighting Oman's commitment to achieving leadership in sustainability by developing innovative strategies in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will also involve national development entities to present Oman as a new example for sustainable development. The event brings together key policymakers, sustainability experts and industry leaders, to support the core message of sustainability as a national goal.

On the sidelines of the event, the winners of the Oman Sustainability Week Awards will be announced in the areas of clean water and hygiene, affordable clean energy, industry, innovation and infrastructure, climate action, and life on land. So far, 11 have participated and reached the finals, and through this award a road map will be drawn up to transform companies into a more sustainable business system. The Awards aim to raise awareness of sustainability issues and support companies and organizations in integrating responsible and sustainable practices into their strategy, while the long-term goal is to identify an organization's impact on sustainability and encourage its commitment to sustainability goals.

01 February 2022

Muscat. January 31 Acknowledging the need for sustainable development to achieve economic growth, attain social inclusion and protect the country’s environment, the Sultanate has been committed to the principles of sustainability and has spearheaded innovative programs that advocate its quintessential role in the development of the country. In a recent press conference organised on January 31, 2022 at Crowne Plaza Qurum, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), CONNECT (Oman Exhibitions Organizing Company LLC), in partnership with Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (be’ah) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced the dates for the Oman Sustainability Week (OSW) event to be organized under the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. A national-level event dedicated to sustainability, OSW will be hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said who will inaugurate the week on March 14, 2022, at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The press conference highlighted the role of sustainable development and Oman’s stance in the matter and also featured distinguished panelists including Abdul-Amir Ajmi Al Ajmi, External Affairs and Value Creation Director at PDO, Dr. Mohab Al Hinai, Head of Center for Sustainability and Circular Economy, be'ah, Chokri Ben Amor, Committee Chairperson of the Gaia Summit, Muhanad Al Kiyumi, Business Partner - CEO Alternative Energy from OQ, Ghada Al Yousef, Executive Manager of Nama Group and Malak Al-Shaibani, External Relations Country General Manager of Shell Development Oman.

“Sustainable development is not a choice but a prerequisite for development. It is essential that we strike the right balance between economic growth and conservation of our environment,” said Mr. Al Ajmi. “In line with the goals laid out in Oman Vision 2040 to achieve a developed, diversified, and sustainable national economy, there has been an immense concentration on the efficient utilization of technology and optimization of resources to ensure a sustainable approach to increasing consumption and GDP. Strategic national events like OSW will reinforce sustainable development as a key feature of governance and highlight its critical role in the diversification of the economy. With several projects already underway, Oman has been dedicated to achieving a green economy through green strategies and renewable energy production. ”

Aligning itself to the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and engaging the national development stakeholders to present Oman as a model for sustainable development, the week-long event will comprise of an exhibition, conference, thought leadership summit, site visits, and awards. While the Oman Sustainability Week Expo will showcase an exhibition featuring the latest sustainability technologies, solutions, and initiatives from across the world, the International Sustainability Resources and Technology Conference (ISRTC),which is set to be held from 14 to 16 March, will connect local and global stakeholders to foster constructive debate and enhance cross-collaboration. The C-level thought leadership, Gaia Summit, will be scheduled from 13 to 14 March, and the OSW site visits on the final day of the week will offer attendees an opportunity to visit projects that are at the forefront of building a sustainable environment across the country. Meanwhile, the OSW Awards, which is slated to be held on 13 March, will honor the vital contributions to sustainability that have helped businesses to set themselves apart from competitors.

OSW foresees the active participation of over 100 companies from more than 20 countries and the attendance of 5,000 individuals, including industry stakeholders, policymakers, sustainability experts, and industry leaders from Oman, the wider GCC, and other parts of the world. In accordance with the prevalent COVID-19 situation, all protocols will be adhered to during the course of the event including maintaining a 50% capacity, temperature checks, proof of vaccination, and the wearing of face masks.

In line with Oman’s National Energy Strategy and to achieve the country’s sustainability goals of building a green and circular economy that addresses national needs and moves consistently with the global trends, OSW will further encourage energy independence, generation of revenues from non-traditional natural resources, and innovation in infrastructure to produce affordable and clean energy for the protection of the climate and environment.

Mohammed Al Harthy, Executive Vice President - Strategic Development, be'ah said, “be’ah and sustainability initiatives go hand-in-hand. It is an honor for be’ah to be part of the OSW, which is a platform to learn, share, and educate as Oman takes a bigger and more determined stride towards a sustainable future.”

With PDO, be’ah, Nama and OQ acting as Strategy Partners of the event, OSW will reaffirm the Sultanate’s position on the global map as a country that prioritizes, incorporates and advocates sustainability in all its initiatives.

10th November 2021

be’ah, PDO and CONNECT have joined hands to launch the Oman Sustainability Week (OSW) Awards on the 13th of March 2022 at W Hotel, Muscat, hosted by Petroleum Development Oman under the patronage of Ministry of Energy & Minerals.

The initiative is organized in collaboration with the globally renowned Center of Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) and is aimed at promoting exemplary accomplishments by corporations to embed sustainability as an integral part of their business practices. This prestigious annual awards of national importance are aligned with the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) in line with the sustainability initiatives identified in Oman Vision 2040. The key areas of focus are clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, industry innovation and infrastructure, climate action and life on land.

The main objective of the OSW Awards is to raise awareness on sustainability issues and to support companies and organisations in integrating responsible and sustainable practices into their corporate strategy. The long-term goal is to recognise an organisation’s impact in the areas of sustainability and to encourage their commitment towards sustainability targets.

The Awards forms part of the wider Oman Sustainability Week, a week-long event comprising an Exhibition, Conference, Thought Leadership Summit, and Site Visits. The Oman Sustainability Week, scheduled between 13 to 17 March 2022, is a national platform that aims to highlight the Sultanate’s commitment to sustainability leadership through innovative strategies aligned with the UN SDGs and to engage the national development stakeholders to present Oman as a model for sustainable development.

The Awards will provide a platform for the participating organisations to perform a situation analysis, mapping out their current sustainability status in comparison to industry peers and identifying medium and long term risks and opportunities. Some of the other benefits include in-depth evaluation by highly specialised sustainability assessors, introduction to self-assessment tools and assessment methodologies offered through a specially designed online platform. Participants will have the opportunity to provide category submissions in six main areas including Governance, Society, Environment, Employees, Transitional Energy and Education.

Submissions for the OSW Awards will open from 15th November 2021 to 1st January 2022. To know more about sending entries and the evaluation process, visit www.omansustainabilityweek.com/oman-sustainability-week-awards 

About the Organisers

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO):

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. We deliver the majority of the country's crude oil production and natural gas supply, but above all, we focus on delivering excellence, growth, and sustainable value creation within and well beyond our industry. The Company is owned by the Government of Oman (which has a 60% interest), the Shell Group (which has a 34% interest), Total (which has a 4% interest) and PTTEP (which has a 2% interest). Gas fields and processing plants are operated by PDO exclusively on behalf of the Government.

Oman Environmental Service Holding Company (be’ah)

In 2009, a Royal Decree (46/2009) granted the Oman Environmental Services Holding Company S.A.O.C (be’ah) the mandate and status as the entity responsible for solid waste management in Oman. Operating under the Oman Investment Authority (OIA), be’ah is in charge of managing municipal, industrial and healthcare waste in the country, providing waste management services from collection to disposal to both private and public sectors.

Headquartered in Muscat, be’ah has its operations network spread across all 11 governorates of Oman with an expanding infrastructure to meet future needs and address the aim of a sustainable future through research and adherence to international best practices.

Today, be’ah operates numerous state-of-the-art waste management sites including 10 engineered landfills and 16 transfer stations.

CONNECT:

CONNECT is a brand of Oman Exhibitions Organizing Company LLC. Backed by high-net-worth business personalities representing diversified business holdings in the Middle East, CONNECT is a well-established player in the events industry in the Middle East. A subsidiary of the SABCO Group, CONNECT, since its establishment in 1986, has built a reputation for delivering events across a plethora of vertical markets. For more information, visit www.connectthroughus.com

10th January 2021

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman Sustainability Week is being launched through a collaboration between Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), be’ah, Omanexpo and Ubar Conferences.

Oman Sustainability Week (OSW) is a national platform that aims to highlight Oman’s commitment to sustainability leadership through innovative strategies aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and engage the national development stakeholders to present Oman as a new model for sustainable development. Bringing together key stakeholders – policy makers, sustainability experts and industry leaders - the event comprises of a weeklong series of activities that includes:

  • OSW Expo – Open to both business professionals and consumers, the three-day exhibition will showcase a broad array of both international and Omani businesses who offer both products and services to facility sustainable living.
  • ISRTC Conference – The International Sustainability Resources & Technology Conference (ISRTC) aims to connect local and global stakeholders across academia, industry, and public sector to foster constructive debate and enhance cross-collaboration while the three-day conference is based on a scientific program focused on many areas such as sustainable resource management, circular economy, and environmental responsibility.
  • OSW Awards – This prestigious awards ceremony will recognise both businesses and individuals for their contribution to sustainable living in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • OSW Site Visits – Excursions will allow individuals to gain a first-hand insight to some of the existing sustainable projects with the Sultanate of Oman.

Oman Vision 2040 seeks to elevate the Sultanate to the position of advanced nations. The economy and development of Oman is heavily dependent on oil and gas resources accounting for 68% to 85% of government revenue. Hence, the major role of the energy sector to contribute to the future sustainability and diversity of the economy will be a key highlight of Oman Sustainability Week.

PDO is proud to be playing a leading role in collaboration with valued partners in this prestigious event which will provide a platform to shed light on the key topic of sustainable development.

“Sustainability for PDO is about operating safely, responsibly and efficiently to deliver lasting economic benefits to our stakeholders and the whole of Oman while mitigating our impact on the environment and wider society. This means behaving in a way which engenders public consent, trust and respect and provides a platform for sustainable economic growth.

After all, we only succeed if the communities in which we operate succeed.”

Sheikh Mohammed Al Harthy, Executive Vice President-Strategic Development Sector at be’ah said, “We are delighted to host the International Sustainability, Resources & Technology Conference (ISRTC) 2021 here in Oman to discuss a wide variety of topics regarding major environmental issues. This conference is an excellent platform designed for experts and professionals specialized in environmental sustainability and circular economy.” He added, “ISRTC will focus on Sustainable Development Goals and the future of resource management; shedding light on INDUSTRY 4.0 and the latest technological solutions that minimizes damage on the environment.”

Oman Sustainability Week will provide a forum for international and local knowledge, investment opportunities and best practices in sustainability in relation to the energy, water, and environment prospects.

Oman Sustainability Week will foster a lasting legacy in the business community and residents in shifting the culture towards a sustainable lifestyle and development that will aid towards meeting the commitment in 2030 SDGs and 2040 Oman vision specifically the economy and development theme

Oman Sustainability Week will take place between 13 – 17 MARCH 2022. For more information visit www.omansustainabilityweek.com