Hilal O al Siyabi, head of Corporate Communication, mentioned, “There is much more to the Earth Hour than just switching off lights. By hosting such an event, we are not only showing our commitment and support towards protecting our planet, but are also helping spread awareness on the impact wasteful energy consumption has on our environment. However, this year we wanted to take it a step further. This is why we decided to invite our staff, together with their families, to join us in a celebratory candle-lit event at the head office.”
This two-component occasion comes as component of OAB’s ongoing CSR initiatives, reflecting its commitment toward atmosphere conservation. The Earth Hour occasion saw the bank switch off all lights at its head workplace, from eight.30pm to 9.30pm on March 24. During this time, only candle lights had been employed for lighting and a reside band, who employed no electrical gear or instruments whatsoever, offered the entertainment for the evening.
“As with most of our other initiatives, we once again encouraged our staff to participate and make this initiative a success. As such, would like to take this opportunity to thank each of them, as well as their families for their attendance. We sincerely hope that this initiative inspires others to do the same and we ourselves look forward to once again hosting similar initiatives in the future,” added Siyabi.
In addition, OAB has continued to introduce a quantity of technologies-driven initiatives that aim to shield the atmosphere whilst interacting with its consumers which includes e-statements and SMS notifications amongst other people, in order to save on paper.
It also fallows a comparable principal for internal communications amongst employees, maintaining paper usage to a minimum. The bank’s concentrate on atmosphere and power conservation is also evident in the environmentally friendly technologies installed at its head workplace. These contain auto sensors all through all offices and corridors.
Information Source: Muscat Daily