Muscat – The Oman Sustainability Week (OSW), which was hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals under the patronage of H H Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham al Said at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday, 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, held on Sunday at W Hotel Muscat, was presided over by the chief guest H H Sayyid Dr Fahad Bin al Julanda al Said, vice-chancellor at Sultan Qaboos University. 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 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.
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 recognises 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.”
Appreciating and applauding their continuous efforts towards sustainability, Asyad and PDO were awarded the Gold awards. Bank Muscat and Nama Group won the Silver awards, whereas Bank Nizwa, Oman Broadband and Shell Development Oman received the Bronze 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.