Muscat: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday between Jusoor and CB&I-CTCI, the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor of Package One of Orpic’s Liwa Plastic Industries Complex Project. The agreement was signed at the office of Sheikh Mohanna bin Saif Al Lamki, Jusoor chairman and governor of North Batinah.
Al Lamki signed the MoU with Wim A. Berendsen, project director for CB&I-CTCI. Under the agreement, Jusoor will plan and implement the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda for two years.
This step is an important development for Jusoor towards constructive cooperation with several private sector companies that show commitments towards sustainable development of the local community. Jusoor cooperates with these companies to provide planning and implementation services for them.
This partnership with CB&I-CTCI is a result of the company's deep commitment to social responsibility. It is a part of its strategy and commitment towards the community to ensure better implementation of sustainable social projects contributing to the socio-economic development of the Sultanate.
Commenting on the development, Al Lamki said: "This agreement represents a profound commitment between Jusoor and CB&I-CTCI to achieve sustainable socio-economic development goals of the local community. It also reflects a great deal of awareness from these parties towards enhancing the noble social responsibility objectives. This partnership is a major success in gaining the trust of the community and consolidating the company’s reputation as an effective participator in the social development, which represents an important partnership milestone between the public and private sectors.”
“Thanks and appreciations to Jusoor, the pioneer CSR foundation in Oman. We are keen to support such constructive initiatives that strengthen development and assure full interpretation of the thoughtful vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on the necessity for cooperation among all social and economic sectors for the development of our country,” he added.
Echoing the sentiment, Berendsen said: “We are delighted to be here today at the North Al Batina governor's office, signing an MoU to contribute to Oman's community development through Jusoor Foundation. This collaboration illustrates our belief in the growing importance of CSR. Since Jusoor has been extremely active in promoting the values of CSR in Oman, I believe this MoU will be a foundation stone for a very successful joint endeavour to support community development in Oman and to empower Omani youth.”
"Our bold commitment, as an international industrial plant developer, to the communities we work with, is manifested through our practices in enriching the country’s content through fair access for local SMEs, suppliers and Omanis to project opportunities. I hope we will achieve our ultimate goal in CSR aspects through this collaboration,” he added.
"This partnership is a part of the company's role in the implementation of the principles and objectives of social responsibility. It is represented in the continuous commitment to participate in supporting the local community in several social projects,” Dr Hilal Bin Abdullah Al Hinai, general manager, Corporate Support Services at Orpic, said.
“This understanding represents a new journey for Jusoor five years after its inception in developing its scope of work to cover more private companies, which provide various services in corporate social responsibility,” he added.