SMC Conducts Its First Major Firefighting and Evacuation Exercise
On Wednesday the 5th of October, SMC conducted its first major firefighting and evacuation exercise with its mutual aid partners, PACDA, Port of Salalah, OCTAL and ORPIC. The major incident exercise focused on firefighting scenario with multiple casualties and lasted about 1 hour.
The main purpose of such safety practices prepare first responders in the event of future emergency situation. This exercise also comes as part of the continuing effort to improve joint cooperation with SMCs mutual aid partners, which also involved them bringing additional resources in the exercise. The exercise also covered a briefing of the scenario the day before, safety and security briefing of all participants, and several thorough debriefings following the exercise to identify lessons learned for future improvement. Many thanks go out to all those involved in the exercise from SMC and the external participants.
Salalah Methanol Sponsors “Designing Social Programs and Measuring Their Indicators Workshop
Salalah Methanol sponsored a workshop entitled “Designing Social Programs and Measuring Their Indicators in the GCC” which took place at Rotana Hotel in Salalah on the 14th, 15th and 16th of August, 2016. The program
The event came under the auspices of HH Al Sayyed/ Mohammed bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar and with the attendance of HE Sheikh/ Salim bin Aufait Al Shanfari, Head of Dhofar Municipality and a number of officials. The workshop comprised of a number of work sheets given by experts in the field of social affairs and strategically planning social programs.
SMC, a Main Sponsor in Salalah Tourist Festival 2016
Salalah Methanol Company sponsored the Salalah Tourist Festival for the 5th year in a row; since Salalah Tourist Festival is considered one of the main attractions during the Monsoon season in Salalah. SMCs participation in the festival focuses on informing the community about its operations, methanol as a product, and CSR. Visitors to the festival come to the SMC stall which is located with the other sponsoring companies. Furthermore, the Company organized 6 events that took place during the festival which aimed to spread awareness about SMC and interact with the families through games, quizzes, folklore dances and much more. Read More
June 28th 2016, SMC Sings an Agreement for Training Linked with Employment
A CSR agreement was signed on the 28th of June at Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) in Muscat, between Salalah Methanol Company and OPAL. This agreement is an example, among many, of the true partnership between Salalah Methanol Company and the private and government sectors towards sustainable development.
The agreement was signed by Managing Director, Awadh Al Shanfari, representing SMC, and OPAL CEO, Musallem Al Mandhari, representing OPAL.
This CSR initiative comes under building human capacity program and the agreement revolved around a 6 month training program in Administration Management for 13 Omani candidates from the Dhofar Region. The course, funded by Salalah Methanol Company, will be provided by a specialized training institute. Furthermore, each student will also receive a monthly grant of 150 OMR for the duration of the course.The agreement stated that OPAL will supervise the training program and ensure that trainees get jobs in local companies, in coordination with the Ministry of Manpower, after successfully passing the program.Salalah Methanol Company has cooperated with Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), so far, through funding 8 “Training Linked with Employment” programs in various administrative and technical fields for 113 beneficiaries in Dhofar.