Qatar publishes its first Sustainable Development Report

Qatar_reportDr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry, launched Qatar's first Sustainable Development Industry (SDI) Report that covers the various sustainability initiatives and projects undertaken by energy & industry stakeholders operating in the country.

A total of 17 energy & industry stakeholders, in addition to Qatar Petroleum (QP), had participated in the report by submitting information on their sustainability initiatives from 2009 to 2010 to QP's HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate.

Long-term growth and development

In his keynote address, Dr. Al-Sada stressed on the importance of this report as another strategic milestone for Qatar's energy and industry sector. "Through sustainability reporting, energy & industry stakeholders can demonstrate their commitment to the long-term growth and development of the sector."

In addition to the senior officials of 17 companies, Saif Saed Al-Naimi, Director of QP's HSE Regulations & Enforcement Directorate (DG) was present at the ceremony.

Ranking-and-award system

Al-Naimi discussed the directorates plan in the preparation of future reports. "A reporting timetable will be enhanced over the next five years and will recognise the efforts of all operators via a ranking-and-award system for all the companies that have submitted their reports on time, and this will be implemented for the next reporting period," Al-Naimi said.

National Vision 2030

Elaborating, he said, "Moreover, the directorate will also manage this reporting initiative over a longer-term to further enhance the industry sustainable development actions and reporting and thereby prove the energy and industry sector's commitment to achieve the National Vision 2030."

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