Based on their genuine belief in their social responsibility, Orpic, Sohar Aluminium and Vale had a vision of a collaborative Social Responsibility Foundation that can translate their commitment to the community where they operate into social projects that touch the needs of the people. This vision was realized in 2011 with the formation of Jusoor.
Created from the integration of three companies - Oman Refineries and Petrochemicals Company LLC (ORPC), Aromatics Oman LLC (AOL) and Oman Polypropylene (OPP) - Orpic is one of Oman's largest companies and is one of the rapidly growing businesses in the Middle East's oil industry.
Our refineries at Sohar and Muscat, as well as our aromatics and polypropylene production plants in the Sohar complex, provide fuels, chemicals and feedstock to Oman and to the world.
Our team of more than 1,600 employees - the majority Omanis - work across these four plants with the common goal of building an integrated Omani refining and petrochemicals business which the nation is proud of.
“Jusoor has brought a substantial value to corporate social responsibilities. It units our vision towards social responsibilities, enables share of knowledge and resources and above all established a meaningful platform for community engagement and social dialogue. Jusoor with its disciplined system, well-structured mechanism and a constructively participated community can achieve a lot of its goals and objectives for the ultimate benefit of the community.”
Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 as a result of Oman’s 2020 Vision. Like so many other regional countries where their economies are dependent on oil, Oman recognised the need to diversify its economy. The creation of a primary aluminium facility was seen as the gateway to a downstream industry, increased employment and value addition through processing.
Jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto Alcan, Sohar Aluminium has already won global acclaim for its superior, environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient technology.
By implementing decades of industry insight in its design, specification and construction Sohar Aluminium has been created to ensure efficiency, environmental protection and the utmost safety of its workforce. Noteworthy examples include the world's highest known capacity ingot casters and innovative elevated walkways traversing the entire site to keep man and machine separate except when absolutely necessary. The smelter which has an annual production capacity of 375,000 tons of Aluminium and in August 2011 produced its 1 millionth tonne.
“ Jusoor has brought a substantial value to corporate social responsibilities. It units our vision towards social responsibilities, enables share of knowledge and resources and above all established a meaningful platform for community engagement and social dialogue. Jusoor with its disciplined system, well-structured mechanism and a constructively participated community can achieve a lot of its goals and objectives for the ultimate benefit of the community.”
Vale is a global diversified mining company headquartered in Brazil, with a workforce of over 126,000 employees, including contracted workers. Operating on five continents and in more than 38 countries, we understand the importance of balancing the social, environmental and economic aspects of our business to leave a lasting legacy for future generations. To that end, the company constructed an Iron Ore Pelletizing Plant and Distribution Center in Liwa with an estimated production capacity of 9 million metric tons of pellets per year at an initial investment of US$1.36 billion dollars.
Today, the state-of-the-art project significantly contributes to the Omani socio-economic development by generating over 4,000 direct and in-direct jobs in addition to implementing a wide range of community focused programs and initiatives. Vale’s CSR policy is based on three pillars; being a sustainable operator, a catalyst for local development and an agent of change within the community. The company has therefore committed to understanding the dynamics of Al Batinah Governorate in order to positively contribute to its growth and development.www.vale.com
“We are committed to empowering the local community through our social investment arm, Jusoor. Vale’s strategy is to work in an integrated manner with the government, private sector and community to achieve our sustainability objectives. Our aim is to enhance the quality of life where we operate by identifying opportunities, utilizing resources and adopting innovative solutions. The company’s long standing experience in establishing such initiatives, through Vale Foundation, will ensure that we provide valuable insight and adopt best practices for the advancement of society.”