Posted on September 21, 2013

Qatargas has won the Sustainability Reporting Awards for Qatar’s Industry and Energy Sector in recognition of its 2012 Sustainability Report which outlined the Company’s key achievements and performance in this important field.

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, presented the award to Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani, CEO, Qatargas, in a ceremony held last week at the Qatar National Convention Centre. The event was organised by HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate (DG) at the Ministry of Energy and Industry. Qatargas won the award for its excellent performance related to this year’s focus areas which were: Energy & Water Management and Workforce Health and Well-being.

Commenting on the award, Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani said: “I’m extremely delighted to receive this award on behalf of all our people in Qatargas. At Qatargas, we uphold the highest standards of energy use, responsible energy management and energy conservation, with an unwavering commitment to the care and protection of the environment for generations to come. Qatargas has developed a Flare Management Plan as part of the management and oversight strategy to minimize flaring associated with our activities. In the field of responsible water use and its conservation for the future generations, Qatargas has developed an approach for enhanced water treatment via the use of Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) technology. Health and wellbeing of our people is one of the top priorities within Qatargas and we work to promote disease prevention and greater awareness of important health issues.”

Sheikh Khalid added: “As we receive this award today, I would like to emphasize one thing: there is no place for complacency when it comes to sustainability.  Here we renew the pledge to conduct our business in a manner that embeds sustainability across the Company and promotes continuous improvement in all our business practices and operations. Moving forward, Qatargas will continue to focus its efforts based on the four solid pillars that underpin all our business activities: our people, innovation, operating excellence and corporate social responsibility.”

The 2012 Sustainability Report of Qatargas highlights the sustainability journey the Company is undertaking and details past corporate citizenship milestones as well as planned future activities being developed in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. The Report also captures the significant sustainable commitment Qatargas continues to undertake, in all areas of its business, to create long-term partnerships based on trust, ingenuity, innovation and collaboration, contributing towards the long-term economic, environmental and social value of the communities and environments in which it operates.

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