S/L – Awards to recognise outstanding contributions in areas of sustainability and corporate responsibility
To promote sustainability as an integral part of business practices, three leading companies have joined hands to launch the Oman Sustainability Week (OSW) Awards on March 13, 2022, at W Hotel, Muscat, hosted by Petroleum Development Oman under the patronage of Ministry of Energy and Minerals.
Oman Environmental Service Holding Company (be’ah), PDO and CONNECT, a well-established player in the events industry in the Middle East, are coming together to hold the week.
The initiative is being organised in collaboration with the globally renowned Centre 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. ‘These 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,’ a press release said.
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 organisations’ impact in the areas of sustainability and encourage their commitment towards sustainability targets.
The awards are part of the Oman Sustainability Week, a week-long event comprising an exhibition, conference, thought leadership summit and site visits. The week, scheduled between March 13 and 17, 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.
Submissions for the OSW Awards will open from November 15, 2021, to January 1, 2022.