Muscat, The Petroleum Development Oman
(PDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today to enhance
cooperation in the environmental areas of sustainable development.
This step comes in line with PDO’s continued focus on environmental
issues and protection.
The MoU was signed by UNEP Director and Regional
Representative Sami Dimassi and PDO Managing Director Raoul
The two parties will explore collaboration opportunities in a broad
range of areas of common concern and interest. These include clean
energy, climate change, capacity development for Omani nationals on
environment management, biodiversity and ecosystems conservation,
social and environmental corporate responsibility, as well as the UN
Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, PDO became the first national oil company in the Gulf to
sign up to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) � the largest
voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world � thereby
committing itself to supporting the UNGC’s 10 universal principles on
the environment, human rights, labour and anti-corruption. The
Company is also a member of the Regional Clean Sea Organisation
and has endorsed the World Bank Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 target
which it has committed to meet well before the deadline year.
Source: Oman News Agency