Posted on May 29, 2013

Qatargas delivered a presentation detailing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes and activities at the Fourth Conference on CSR held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Jassim Bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani, Minister of Business and Trade, from 28-29 May at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha.

During the closing ceremony of the two-day event, Ghanim Al-Kuwari, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer, Administration, received a shield of appreciation from His Excellency Sultan Bin Rashid Al Khater, Undersecretary, Ministry of Business and Trade, in recognition of Qatargas’ support to the Conference as ‘Diamond’ sponsors.

The presentation was delivered by Rand Agha, Corporate Citizenship Officer at Qatargas. This was followed by a panel discussion attended by Frank Boitier, Head of Corporate Citizenship and Events at Qatargas. Qatargas’ CSR initiatives are spread over four broad areas covering education, environment, health and safety and community development and are aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Qatargas supports a wide range of initiatives that promote research and learning in gas processing technology and other related subjects. This includes sponsoring a Research Chair at Qatar University’s Engineering Faculty. For the past five years, the Company has also been actively involved in various projects of the University’s Gas Processing Centre including the Gasna contest which is aimed at raising awareness among youngsters about the LNG industry. In 2012, Qatargas funded the construction of six new classrooms at Qatar Independent Technical School. 

The Jetty Boil Off Gas Recovery Project is a good example of Qatargas’ pioneering environmental initiatives. When fully implemented in 2014, this project will save the emission of 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. One trillion cubic feet of gas will be saved for the State of Qatar over a period of 30 years. It is one of the largest investments for flare reduction in the world.From this year onwards, the Company has launched two new initiatives – the beach clean-up drive and the desert plantation day that will help environmental protection in the State of Qatar.

In the field of Health and Safety, Qatargas sponsored events like the first International Pediatric Congress, organised by Hamad Medical Corporation, and has conducted a series of blood donation drives in cooperation with HMC. The company is also a long-term sponsor of the Dream and Promise Awards Benefit, organised by the US-based Children’s Brain Tumour Foundation, and various road safety awareness campaigns organised by the Ministry of Interior’s Road Safety Campaign.

Qatargas is an integral member of the RasLaffan Community Outreach Program, working closely with companies in RLIC to develop the northern areas of Qatar. It also cooperates with charity organisations like Qatar Red Crescent, Qatar Charity, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Thani Humanitarian Foundation, and Sheikh Eid Charitable Society to extend all possible support to communities inside Qatar and abroad.

Qatargas is committed to making a lasting contribution by investing and sustainable development initiatives and capacity building at a local level.

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