Around 200 volunteers from Sohar Aluminium worked with Sohar Municipality collecting a substantial amount of waste in a beach clean-up that was organized on Tuesday, 2nd of April 2019 at Sallan Beach in Sohar.
Sohar Aluminium CEO, Engineer Said Al Masoudi said: “Littering is a global challenge which we take very seriously. Every good action, whether through individual or collective efforts, contributes to a cleaner environment and a more sustainable lifestyle. We all play an important role in preserving the integrity of the environment and in protecting the beauty of our Oman and our earth.”
The beach clean-up which was led by the by Sohar Aluminium (SA) CEO and its management team is part of their continuous commitment towards environmental stewardship. This clean-up is one of many initiatives taken by SA under its larger umbrella, the SA Volunteering Program, which is now recognised as one of the most active and outstanding community service programs in the region. Launched in 2014, the success of this program is driven by the employees who come up with ideas for causes that they feel strongly about and support communities through their areas of expertise.
This program is seeing excellent involvement from various departments across the company and shows continued growth year on year. So far this year the program continues strongly with more than 420 Man-hours of volunteering achieved.
Most initiatives are tailored around the skills and areas of expertise of the employees to promote the company’s ‘Zero Harm’ mind-set in the local community, care for the wellbeing of its members, and preserve the integrity of the environment.
After being awarded the Gulf Aluminium Council’s (GAC) “Community Service Award" for its Employee Volunteering Program, SA reclaimed the regional award for the 2nd time in a row in 2019.
Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman. It is jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.