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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

SMN Power Holding wants to be a responsible corporate citizen.
Our CSR policy focuses on local initiatives in the areas of society, environment and economy with sustainability at the heart.

At the AGM held on 28th March 2017, the Shareholders approved an amount of RO 20,000 for CSR activities during the year 2017. As part of SMN’s commitment towards the society, the Company has supported the following initiatives:

 

Project Description

Amount (RO)

1

Sponsor the chemical engineering gathering at SQU

1,000

2

Waste recycling awareness campaign at Al Awael school

2,000

3

Sun shades for the playground area at Al Amaal girl school

2,000

4

Solar PV renewable energy  project at  Hind Bint Usaid School

15,000

 

Sponsorship of the chemical engineering gathering at Sultan Qaboos University

The first project was completed in February at Sultan Qaboos University. The Company sponsored the 12th Chemical engineering gathering (Given the topic “Green chemical engineering”) with the participation of 200 students and around 3,000 guests. Through these activities and platforms, the society members get the opportunity to demonstrate their many different ideas, projects, scientific creativity, researches, and skills to the public. The main areas were protecting the environment and human health through a modified process, design and product management minimizing pollution and environmental risk.

 

 

Waste recycling awareness campaign at Al Awael school

The second project was realized in partnership with Plasbin (‘Ibn Sarhan United Projects LLC’). The Company purchased waste recycling bins for the Al Awael school and at the same time, an extensive waste recycling awareness campaign was launched to more than 300 students.

 

 

Sun shades for the playground area at Al Amaal girl school

The third project was completed in November at Al Amaal girls’ school, teaching around one thousand students in Barka. SMN purchased sun shades for the playground area, giving the students comfort during their break hours.

 

 

Solar PV renewable energy project at Hind Bint Usaid School

The fourth and main project for 2017 was realized in partnership with 3 sister companies, Al Suwadi Power Company, Al Batinah Power Company and Al Kamil Power Company. Together, we developed a rooftop solar PV project at Hind Bint Usaid school in Rumais. When commissioned in 2018, the project will deliver 82kW clean, renewable power to the school. The project will also raise awareness about the importance of clean energy in Oman and support local SME’s to grow in the renewable energy market. His Excellency/Mustafa Ali Abdullatif, Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Ministry of Education, signed the sponsorship agreement on behalf of the Ministry of Education in the presence of Eng. Saud bin Hareb Al Habsi, Director General of the General Directorate for Projects and Maintenance.

 

 

In 2016, SMN Power Holding has defined a new CSR policy on Corporate Social Responsibility ('CSR') which was approved by the Board of Directors on 1st August 2016.

The Company is committed to implement CSR initiatives with a positive impact on Economic Development, Social Progress, Environmental Protection and Education Development.

Our vision is to enhance the future of the people in Oman by promoting and implementing sustainable solutions, unlocking opportunities while protecting the environment.

In 2016 the Company has initiated several activities

Donation of furniture to Al Rahma Charity Association. A combination of desks, chairs, shelves, sofas were amongst the items provided (around 40 cubic meters) and the items were ultimately donated to low income families.

 

 

Recycling campaign

The Company has partnered with Plasbin and Muscat Daily to introduce a recycling campaign at its head office. The recycling activities involve segregating of waste (plastic, glass, metal, paper, general). The Company has encouraged all Companies sharing the same building (E&Y Building) to join this initiative.

 

 

SMN is very pleased to support a start-up Company in this activity. Plasbin is fully owned by three young Omani entrepreneurs with exceptional passion for their country's environment namely, Rashid Al Habsi, Sarhan Al Habsi and Nasser Al Kindi and in association with Martin Mbuta, the Concept Artist & Designer, conceived the Plasbin initiative to help clear the highly destructive plastic waste from their country's precious environment.

As installed at SMN, Plasbin flagship product is an exclusive 5-piece plastic waste collection and recycling unit and a first of its kind in the Sultanate of Oman to feature full waste segregation compartments including Plastic, Paper, Metal, Glass and Trash (General Waste) through which its spearheading a new waste segregation culture in Omani through numerous channels including Plasday, a special Plasbin-in-schools awareness programme.

SMN and STOMO employees, together with students, joined forces to clean the beach in front of Barka II and Barka III Power Plants. All participants spent several hours cleaning the beach front.

 

 

Outlook for 2017

The Company will launch several new initiatives in 2017 and has already identified several interesting projects such as installing solar panels in a school, sponsoring education initiatives, expanding the recycling activities to the plants.

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