Muscat: As a company that upholds the principles of honesty, integrity, and respect for people, Shell Oman Marketing Company (Oman Shell) has earned widespread reverence for its ethical, community-centric conduct. Committed to furthering its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and in line with its commitment to Powering Lives, the company recently extended a generous donation to the Oman Charitable Organization (OCO).
The donation grant ceremony was held earlier this month at the OCO headquarters in Al Khuwair. Representing Oman Shell at the ceremony was Mr. Mahmoud Al Abri, General Manager of Corporate Relations at Oman Shell (interim), who extended the support to Mr. Badr Al Zaabi, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of OCO. The grant ceremony also witnessed the presence of key officials from Oman Shell’s management and CSR team as well as senior executives from OCO.
Commenting on the support to OCO, Mr. Al Abri said, “Oman Shell, through its diverse endeavours, has been at the forefront of nurturing an inclusive, equitable, and self-reliant society. We believe that people are the most important assets of a nation and their health, safety, and wellbeing are critical parameters to achieving sustainable progress. Acknowledging the fact that OCO provides significant support in the form of financial aid to those in need, Oman Shell’s donation will play an impactful role in helping the organization further its programmes and initiatives across a wider section of society. Through such thoughtful partnerships with leading charitable organisations, Oman Shell will continue to reaffirm its commitment to the Shell Powering Progress strategy while simultaneously being active players in the journey towards achieving Oman Vision 2040 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
Oman Shell’s strategised CSR policies emphasise community upskilling and enterprise development, environment, and the holistic well-being of people. Along with executing its targeted social investment initiatives, Oman Shell takes concerted efforts to remain relevant to the evolving needs of the public. By establishing clear channels of communication and encouraging open dialogues, it continuously engages with NGOs, charities, and other stakeholders to understand their needs, collectively address challenges, and drive qualitative action to enrich the local society.
Established by a royal decree in 1996, OCO’s core philosophies of philanthropy, service to the people, and development of local communities resonate with Oman Shell. Apart from financial support, OCO has been extending study and medical aid as well as housing assistance to those with limited income. It has also been working to increase social awareness while instilling a culture of volunteerism among the youth.
Oman Shell’s unique stance on leading CSR activities has helped it establish long-term relationships with stakeholders across various sectors and reiterated its position as a company that has been pioneering transformational change and aiding in the socio-economic growth of the nation. Through the years, Oman Shell has run several innovative and industry-first social campaigns that have identified and addressed the needs of the community and continues to Power Progress through sharing benefits with the local society and exemplifying its commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.