Shell Celebrates Safety Day 2015 in Muscat Grand Mall

Muscat, Oman – 21 May 2015, Shell Development Oman recently held Safety Day community activity in Muscat Grand Mall in celebration of the annual Shell Safety Day. The event followed an internal celebration at Shell Development Oman’s main office in Mina Al Fahal that highlighted road safety and re-energizing Shell’s life-saving rules.

The community event that was held in Muscat Grand Mall was focused on raising road safety awareness through fun and engaging activates that targeted children of school age. The activities included a huge board that demonstrated a typical Omani road. Children were encouraged to spot the safe behaviours on the board and talk about them. Tens of kids and their families have stopped by the board and participated in the other side activities that were all with road safety theme. As a result, the demonstration has deepened the road safety culture in an entertaining and friendly atmosphere in the main lobby of the mall.

Tens of kids and their families

Safety Day is part of Shell’s commitment to social development in Oman and to illustrate continuous commitment to safety as a way of life in its business.

For nine years now, Safety Day has been one of Shell's avenues to engage its staff, joint ventures and stakeholders, both internal and external, in its numerous personal and process safety practices and campaigns.

“Not only is road safety a major focus for Shell’s business in Oman, it is also an area we believe we can contribute towards raising awareness in various communities including our staff, our stakeholders and even children,” said Chris Breeze, Shell’s Country Chairman in Oman.

The event was part of ongoing activities that Shell in Oman represented by Shell Development Oman and Shell Oman Marketing and other relevant stakeholders have undertaken to raise road safety awareness in the Sultanate like the annual Shell Road Safety Awards.

“Thousands of lives are lost every year on our roads and highways, in what we believe are mostly preventable accidents. By raising awareness of road safety rules to discipline future drivers, I believe that we can improve road safety in our country,” said Mohammed Al Rawahi, a parent of two kids who participated in the community activity.

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Ms. Salima Al-Masroori

Media Relations Manager, Shell Development Oman

Email: S.Al-Masroori@shell.com

 

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ABOUT SHELL IN OMAN

Shell is active in Oman across the oil and gas industry and is involved in joint venture and independent activities ranging from research and development, exploration and production to trading and retail. Shell also implements extensive social investment programmes that contribute to the sustainable development of the country.

Shell Development Oman LLC provides a central point for co-ordination of all Shell activities and interests in the Sultanate of Oman.

A dedicated Shell Representative office was established in 2002, creating for the first time in Oman a Shell identity independent from the different joint venture companies in which Shell has been proud to participate over many years.

Led by the Shell County Chairman for Oman, the Representative Office undertook the dual role of representing Shell and acted as a long-standing corporate citizen of the Sultanate by providing a conduit for a broad range of social investment schemes, including the successful Intilaaqah programme.

The broad range of activities undertaken by the office from social investment through to learning and technology sharing continually grew and to enable Shell to further expand its efforts to support the development objectives of the Sultanate, the Representative Office was transitioned to a limited liability company on 1 March 2008.  This change continues to show our long-term commitment to the sustainable development of Oman.

Shell Development Oman LLC continues the dual role of representing Shell and contributing to the sustainable development of Oman (as the previous Representative Office did).

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