Salalah Methanol Company Signs an Agreement with the Dhofar Directorate General of Education to Build a Football Field
Salalah Methanol Company signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Education in Dhofar to finance building an industrial football field for the Raysut School for boys. The agreement was signed by Hamad bin Khalfan Al Rashdi, Director General of the DG of Education in Dhofar, and Ahmed Musalim Kashoub, External Affairs Manager from Salalah Methanol Company. After the signing formalities, the Director General of Education in Dhofar governorate praised the Company’s role in supporting and funding many projects for education in Dhofar. This reflects the Company’s beliefs in the importance of corporate social responsibility as one of its key business that balance economy, social and environment. Ahmed bin Muslim Kashoub, External Affairs Manager for Salalah Methanol added that the Company gives great importance to the support of educational institutions because these institutions have the lead role in the progress and development of society. Salalah Methanol Company has committed to the implementation of its plans to fund and support programs related to education, such funding learning tools for students with learning difficulties, providing educational equipment for the training center of the DG of Education, funding the “Electronic School” project for the Raysut school for girls, funding English Language project for Adonub School for girls, and of course funding to build an industrial football field for Raysut School for boys.
Salalah Methanol Company – 4 Million Metric Ton Production Mileston
On the 17th of January, 2014 Salalah Methanol Company achieved 4 million metric tons of methanol production. This milestone was achieved within a period of less than 4 years since the start of plant operations in May 2010.
The milestone aligns with the company's efforts to translate the objectives of Oman Oil Compnay, in developing and investing profitable businesses within Oman and internationally maximizing value from Oman's resources.
Awadh bin Hassan Al Shanfari, CEO of Salalah Methanol Company said that “the company continuously moves forward in achieving excellence reflecting the efficiency of company staff and their commitment to health and safety at work". Al Shanfari added that the company has achieved 64% Omanisation. The company continues its commitment to growth and Omanisation, be enabling the Omani work force in various disciplines, such as technical and administrative areas.
The CEO of Salalah Methanol also added that the company funded many social responsibility projects and programs, based on its belief in the importance of social responsibility and community service. The company focuses its strategy in supporting programs and projects which focuses on sustainable development through building and equipping individuals to become productive workers, contributors, advocators to their community and the environment.
Salalah Methanol Company Signs an Agreement with the Dhofar Directorate General of Social Development to Sponsor 10 Scholarships
Salalah Methanol Company signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Social Development to sponsor 10 university scholarships. The agreement was signed by Awadh bin Hassan Al Shanfari, CEO of Salalah Methanol Company and Abdullah bin Suleiman Al Sabie, Director General of the DG of Social Development in Dhofar. After the signing formalities, the Director General of Education in Dhofar governorate praised the Company’s role in supporting and funding many projects for social development in Dhofar. This reflects the Company’s beliefs in the importance of corporate social responsibility as one of its key business principles that balance economy, social and environment. Awadh Al Shanfari, CEO of Salalah Methanol added that the Company gives great importance to building human capacity which plays a major role in building society. Salalah Methanol Company has committed to the implementation of its plans to fund and support programs related to social development, such as funding a training program for 50 women in the field of sewing, embroidery, as well as a training program for 50 women from neighboring areas in the field of computer skills, funding prosthetic devices for Al Wafaa Center for Children with Disabilities Salalah, Taqa and Mirbat and financing necessary requirements for 50 social security families in Dhofar. The Company also financed the purchase of prosthetic devices and medical aids for people with disabilities in Dhofar and many more related programs.
Graduation Ceremony for 32 graduates from a Training Program Linked with Employment
Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) with the cooperation of Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) celebrated yesterday morning the graduation of 32 young men from a Training Program Linked with Employment and funded by SMC as part of its corporate social responsibilities (CSR) programs.
The ceremony was under the auspices of HE Engineer/ Salim bin Nasser Al Oufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas, and attended by Mulhem bin Basheer Al Jarf, Chairman of SMC’s board of directors, and a number of officials from the government and private sectors.
These training programs come under the Company’s attention to investing in building human capacity as one of the main pillars of sustainable development, which is something that SMC makes sure to consider in all its CSR initiatives.
This particular training program lasted for 6 months at one of the specialized training institutes in Dhofar “Technical and Administrative Training Institute (TATI). It is worth mentioning that this batch of trainees is the second batch that graduates as a result of the cooperation between Salalah Methanol Company and the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), and under the supervision of the Ministry of Manpower.
This training for employment program was fully funded by SMC and all related expenses to ensure the success of such programs. With the coordination of the Ministry of Manpower and companies belonging to the private sector, each graduate secures a job according to the specialized training he received. The program focused on a number of specializations such as forklifting, mechanical maintenance, production supervisor and machine operator.
On this occasion, Awadh bin Hassan Al Shanfri, Salalah Methnaol Company CEO, said that the company works hard to support and build human resources believing that training linked with employment is one of the main pillars of sustainability which results in provided specialized jobs suitable for Omani youth, which in return helps build this country. He assured that the company continues to invest in Omanis based on the belief that sustainability is all about investing in humans, caring for the environment and developing economy.
On his part, Mr. Irshad Al Lawati, Chief Executive Officer, of Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), stressed the importance of training and its significant impact on the development of organizations, maintaining high quality, and improving HR productivity. He also highlighted the necessity of investing in national Human Resources as the real capital.
Mr. Irshad conveyed his thanks and appreciation to all those who supported the development of the national manpower and contributed to the success of the “Training for Employment” program in question. He expressed his special thanks to the Management of Salalah Methanol Company for their commitment, dedication and contributions towards training and employment of young Omanis.
It is worth highlighting that the program represents one of the training programs coordinated and facilitated by OPAL to train young Omani boys and girls and equip them with relevant skills and competences and help them secure meaningful employment with future prospects.