En­ergy for the fu­ture

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With nat­u­ral gas as the world’s clean­est and most ef­fi­cient fos­sil fuel, Oman LNG’s op­er­a­tions at the Omani city of Sur, is sourc­ing en­ergy world­wide. Since start­ing pro­duc­tion in 2000, it has de­liv­ered over two thou­sand three hun­dred car­goes to cus­tomers, re­main­ing a re­li­able sup­plier of liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas that is help­ing to re­duce car­bon emis­sions and pre­serve the earth’s nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to en­joy

For cen­turies, this beau­ti­ful coast- bound na­tion of Oman was a trade cen­tre con­nect­ing dif­fer­ent parts of the world through vi­brant and flour­ish­ing com­merce re­la­tions. Trade that sup­ported lives in far lands. At Oman LNG, we con­tinue that tra­di­tion of sea­far­ers and com­merce through bring­ing en­ergy to many cor­ners of the world.

From the first ex­port of oil that left the shores of Oman in 1967, the Sul­tanate had over a pe­riod of two decades, be­come in­deli­bly as­so­ci­ated with oil as the main en­abler of its econ­omy. But by the first half of the 1990s Oman, blessed with a beau­ti­ful land­scape that is re­freshed by the Ara­bian Penin­sula, hos­pitable peo­ple, a rich cul­ture and tra­di­tion soon reached a new wa­ter­shed in its il­lus­tri­ous his­tory.

ES­TAB­LISH­MENT OF OMAN LNG

Through a land­mark Royal De­cree is­sued by its vi­sion­ary leader, His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos Bin Said in 1994, the ground­work for de­vel­op­ing the coun­try’s po­ten­tial for gas was es­tab­lished to kick­start a vig­or­ous ef­fort geared to­wards util­is­ing the na­tion’s gas re­sources. This

would earn for the coun­try a new kind of for­eign rev­enue, sup­ple­ment­ing the in­come from oil and spur far-reach­ing ini­tia­tives to grow the na­tion’s econ­omy. Oman LNG is a trib­ute to that in­sight­ful De­cree by His Majesty. Since de­liv­er­ing its first cargo to Korea’s KOGAS in 2000, the com­pany has re­mained an en­dur­ing ev­i­dence of how Oman con­tin­ues to fash­ion its progress while stay­ing true to its tra­di­tional roots.

Oman Liq­ue­fied Nat­u­ral Gas LLC (Oman LNG) is a joint ven­ture com­pany es­tab­lished by a Royal De­cree in 1994 op­er­at­ing un­der the laws of the Sul­tanate of Oman. The com­pany en­gages in the busi­ness of pro­duc­ing and sell­ing liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas (LNG), and its by-prod­uct, nat­u­ral gas liq­uids (NGLs) and op­er­ates three liq­ue­fac­tion trains at its plant in Qal­hat, South Shar­qiyah Gov­er­norate.

FO­CUS ON HEALTH, SAFETY AND EN­VI­RON­MENT

Hand-in-hand with our op­er­a­tions comes a strong health, safety and en­vi­ron­ment per­for­mance. Our re­cent achieve­ment of over 28 mil­lion man-hours with­out a Lost-Time In­jury (LTI) is tes­ta­ment to our HSE ex­cel­lence, and an ex­em­plary dili­gence and com­mit­ment to the safety of our peo­ple, en­vi­ron­ment, and com­mu­ni­ties where we op­er­ate.

Our pro­cesses meet the high­est of

ISO stan­dards, which we are proud to main­tain ev­ery year, and our cease­less ef­forts to sup­port the en­vi­ron­ment through the spon­sor­ing of var­i­ous ini­tia­tives such as the Tur­tle Re­serve in Ras al Jinz in the east­ern re­gion of the coun­try boast­ing one of the world’s largest breed­ing beaches for Green­back Tur­tles.

To keep en­vi­ron­men­tal care at the heart of the busi­ness, the com­pany con­tin­u­ally eval­u­ates and mon­i­tors all op­er­a­tional and ad­min­is­tra­tive ac­tiv­i­ties to im­prove per­for­mance. The man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­ce­dures must meet re­quired ISO stan­dards to re­duce the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact aris­ing from daily op­er­a­tion. Be­sides, the com­pany up­dates the code of con­duct and work ethics man­u­als con­tin­u­ously to en­sure best prac­tices of em­ploy­ees and con­trac­tors to­wards the con­sump­tion of water, elec­tri­cal, ma­te­ri­als, and fuel are in­cor­po­rated.

Ad­di­tion­ally, Oman LNG also un­der­takes through var­i­ous part­ner­ships ac­tiv­i­ties that range from indige­nous species pro­tec­tion to the cham­pi­oning of waste re­duc­tion, re­use and re­cy­cle pro­grammes. As a com­pany our re­spon­si­bil­ity to our staff, con­trac­tors and the com­mu­nity is to pro­vide a safe en­vi­ron­ment so that they can come to, and re­turn home to their fam­i­lies, ev­ery day.

EM­POW­ER­MENT PHI­LOS­O­PHY

Through our em­pow­er­ment phi­los­o­phy, we con­tinue to de­velop tal­ent and help re­move bar­ri­ers to reach suc­cess. Our aim is to de­velop all staff to their fullest po­ten­tial. We sup­port incoun­try value through fo­cused ef­forts to­wards de­vel­op­ing lo­cal con­tent and stim­u­lat­ing lo­cal busi­ness ven­tures by en­abling Small Medium En­ter­prises (SMEs), a ma­jor corner­stone of Oman’s econ­omy, to flour­ish and pro­vid­ing equal op­por­tu­ni­ties to com­pete for all ser­vice con­tracts. In ad­di­tion, prompt pay­ment of SMEs is con­trolled by prac­ti­cal reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ment sys­tems. Also, the larger com­pa­nies that win ser­vice ten­ders are re­quired to pro­vide a clear ap­proach to SME de­vel­op­ment and in­clu­sion.

The com­pany is a cor­po­rately and so­cially re­spon­si­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion by max­imis­ing ben­e­fits to the em­ploy­ees, stake­hold­ers and com­mu­nity and has a well-de­signed align­ment be­tween Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) and busi­ness strat­egy, to en­sure the strate­gic bal­ance is main­tained be­tween sus­tain­able so­cial de­vel­op­ment and the busi­ness.

From pow­er­ing large in­dus­tries, to keep­ing homes warm and the lights on, Oman LNG is your re­li­able en­ergy part­ner.

SUS­TAIN­ABLE IN­VEST­MENTS

Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) has been an in­te­gral part of Oman LNG with a fo­cused ob­jec­tive: to de­liver tan­gi­ble value to Oman and its peo­ple through so­cial in­vest­ment by cap­i­tal­is­ing on the coun­try’s nat­u­ral gas re­source. The com­pany al­lo­cates an­nu­ally 1.5% net in­come af­ter tax (NIAT) to the so­cial var­i­ous so­cial in­vest­ment and sus­tain­able pro­grammes; a com­mit­ment set when the com­pany was founded. In ad­di­tion, be­fore the first car­goes left the LNG plant, the com­pany in­vested in sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment projects for the com­mu­nity which speaks vol­umes about the com­pany’s busi­ness prin­ci­ples; that Oman LNG’s ini­tial in­vest­ment in so­cial de­vel­op­ment be­gan even be­fore the pro­duc­tion line was fully func­tional.

To fur­ther strengthen its ro­bust CSR ef­forts with more fo­cus and promi­nence, Oman LNG’s Board of Di­rec­tors de­cided to es­tab­lish an in­de­pen­dent le­gal en­tity back in 2009. July 1, 2015, marked the op­er­a­tional start-up of Oman LNG De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (ODF). The main ob­jec­tive of the Foun­da­tion; to se­cure the sus­tain­abil­ity of the CSR Pro­grammes, even be­yond the ex­is­tence of the found­ing com­pany, Oman LNG, whose ac­tiv­i­ties con­trib­ute to the Gov­ern­ment’s ob­jec­tive of di­ver­si­fy­ing the econ­omy.

Our jour­ney to­wards be­ing a pioneer in CSR con­tin­ues, as the Foun­da­tion

sought to eval­u­ate and bench­mark the CSR pro­grammes by third par­ties to mea­sure their ef­fec­tive­ness and im­pact on the com­mu­nity. The So­cial Re­turn on In­vest­ment (SROI) re­port re­sults in­di­cated that ODF was an ad­vanced con­trib­u­tor in so­cial in­vest­ment with key SROI in the ar­eas of so­cial in­clu­sion and Science, tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics (STEM) ini­tia­tives.

RECOG­NI­TIONS

Since the start of ODF, the Foun­da­tion has been recog­nised lo­cally, re­gion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally by its sec­ond-tonone CSR model and seen by many glob­ally as a trail­blazer in the field of so­cial in­vest­ment. In 2016, one year af­ter es­tab­lish­ment, ODF’s high de­gree of CSR prac­tices started to re­ceive in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion: the ‘Best Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity Pro­gramme of the Year’ Award from Petroleum Econ­o­mist; the Asia Best Cor­po­rate Re­spon­si­bil­ity Prac­tices Award and the Asia Best Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Award. This ac­knowl­edges ODF’s ex­em­plary CSR model sup­port­ing in­ter­ests of the Gov­ern­ment of Oman, NGOs and other stake­hold­ers who helped to es­tab­lish the vi­sion of its CSR pro­gramme and cre­ation of ODF.

In 2017, the Foun­da­tion re­ceived the most pres­ti­gious ac­knowl­edge­ment,

“His Majesty Award for Vol­un­tary Work 2017”, the high­est achieve­ment in Oman for CSR ef­forts and “Best Com­pany in So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity 2017” by

Arab Best Award in the Arab world. In ad­di­tion, Shell In­ter­na­tional recog­nised the Foun­da­tion for its CSR ex­em­plary ef­forts; all sig­nif­i­cant ac­knowl­edge­ments from in­dus­try peers and be­yond.

THE FU­TURE

To­day, Oman LNG’s CSR pro­grammes span the en­tire na­tion and con­trib­utes to the so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try. Over the past eigh­teen years, the com­pany’s so­cial in­vest­ment pro­grammes have spanned the length and breadth of the coun­try with thou­sands of projects rang­ing from health­care and ed­u­ca­tion to pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment and road safety; re­flect­ing its sin­cere in­ter­est to em­bed the prin­ci­ples of so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity as part of its core ex­is­tence.

Through strength­en­ing the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors, the projects and pro­grammes aim to sup­ple­ment the na­tional econ­omy and am­bi­tious de­vel­op­ment plans im­ple­mented in the Sul­tanate.

The Oman LNG De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion sup­ports Oman LNG and the com­pany’s am­bi­tious vi­sion and ded­i­ca­tion to­wards CSR. The Foun­da­tion cham­pi­ons pri­vate sec­tor’s con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of

Oman and its peo­ple through cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity and ci­ti­zen­ship, as an ac­tive con­trib­u­tor to so­cial and so­ci­etal wel­fare, and through proac­tively ad­dress­ing com­mu­nity needs.

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