Muscat, 7 August 2022 – Continuing with a strong community involvement, CC Energy Development (CCED), along with its partners in Blocks 3 & 4, Mitsui E&P Middle East B.V. and Tethys Oil Block 3 & 4 Limited, has signed Memoranda of Understanding with three organisations – Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS), Outward Bound Oman, and the Oman Diabetes Association – for a range of health, social development, and educational activities. These agreements are part of the energy company’s active Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, which aims to invest in the communities it works in while supporting Oman’s 2040 Vision for socio-economic development.
Walter Simpson, Managing Director at CCED said, “We are delighted to be providing our support to three projects that are aligned to our commitment to the communities we serve, and to contributing to the objectives of Oman’s 2040 Vision. As a partner in the country’s remarkable development, we feel it is our responsibility to share the economic benefits of our activities and these social projects are part of our long term commitment to CSR.”
CCED is supporting ASAAS, who, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, will launch its second Qaderoon Forum and Exhibition aiming to integrate people with disabilities into the labour market. The first forum of its kind in the Middle East, the latest edition will fund a number of projects that will provide the appropriate training for participants to turn their skills into sustainable start-up businesses and in turn, help them secure a decent life and contribute to community development.
CCED has also pledged to support a series of courses run by Outward Bound Oman for Omani students aged 15-17. The courses include its renowned Skills for Life (SfL), which includes skill-building for job readiness, creative thinking and communication, problem solving, resilience, and responsibility, all taught in an outdoor adventure setting. The results see the students build their core skills, values and qualities that will enable them to thrive in their home, work and school life, and meet Oman’s future social and economic needs.
Through the MoU with the Oman Diabetes Association CCED will support the association’s ‘We are with You’ campaign. It was created under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Development to support underprivileged members of society who suffer from diabetes, providing them with critical life-saving medical devices. The tools will limit their time spent in hospitals and help them cope with the disease and lead normal lives.
Propelled by a commitment to corporate responsibility CC Energy Development (CCED) has, for the last 15 years, supported the country’s growing energy needs, while helping to pursue social wellbeing, ranging from educational schemes and SME support, to beach clean-ups and healthcare initiatives.