Activities of Salalah Social Responsibility Forum launched today in Salalah under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Dr. Al khatab bin Ghalib Al Busaidy, in the presence of a number of dignitaries and officials. The event is organized by Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dhofar Governorate in cooperation with Alroya Newspaper. The forum is held under the title Social Investment and Sustainable Responsibility. The opening ceremony includes three speeches delivered by Hussain bin Maayouf al Bathari, Chairman of OCCI branch in Dhofar, and the second speech was given by the honourable, Hatem bin Hamad al Taee, Editor-in-Chief of Al Roya newspaper and Supervisor General of the Forum, in addition to a speech presented by Dr. Aroub Alrafi, an expert of Corporate Social Responsibility in Kuwait.

During the launch ceremony, three working papers given by speakers from the Sultanate and outside mainly on the developmental dimensions of social responsibility and the role of private sector in supporting social initiatives.

The event also includes two discussion sessions delivered by a number of specialists and experts from public and private sector. The sessions open dialogues for participants to discuss with the speakers several topics mainly on social priorities and sustainability of performance and also how to come up with a legal charter that regulate the basis of corporate social responsibility.

The forum aims to strengthen the relation between companies and society. It also aims to highlight the commitment of companies to improve the educational, cultural, economic and social security levels for the individuals through social responsibility projects.

Source: Ministry of Information Sultanate of Oman