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Al Majal Environmental & Technical Services LLC – Strategy

February 28, 2011

Vision
A sustainable built and natural environment for current and future generations of the people of the Sultanate of Oman and the planet.
Organizational Vision:
A professional socially responsible organization composed of highly-skilled individuals, working in partnership with other development stakeholders in ensuring a sustainable future for Oman and beyond.
Working with Al Majal will have a dramatic impact on your company’s socio-economic and environmental performance, in various ways. As a partner, you can expect the following:

  • Increased Revenue
  • Reduced Operation Costs
  • Dramatically Diminished Risk
  • Increased Brand Value + Recognition

 

Mission
To provide the most effective strategies and solutions to current sustainability challenges striking the proper balance between the interests of society, environment and economy.
To uphold the principles of CSR, good governance and all other facets of sustainable development in all Al Majal products and services.

To become a leader in environmental consultancy in the country and the region.
Goals

  • To offer efficient and cost-effective environmental solutions to clients on any given context
  • To eliminate or reduce in unacceptable environmental or financial risk and liabilities, and on the management and reduction of these risks.
  • To contribute to solving the environmental challenges of the country through Al Majal products and services
  • To work in close coordination with clients and partners in designing and implementing solutions in accordance to their own business strategies
  • To adhere to highest ethical standards in all Al Majal products and services
  • To provide the best possible workplace environment and financial rewards to Al Majal professionals

 

Values
Sustainability. Believes in the pursuit of sustainable development. Beyond compliance, companies could display volunteerism and unmatched leadership in the fight against the most pressing challenges the world is currently facing, like global warming, desertification loss of biodiversity and rapid depletion of resources.

Cradle-to-cradle Principle. Al Majal believes a new way of thinking is needed, one that challenges different sectors to think in terms of a closed-loop cycle or processes involving a cradle-to-cradle principle.

Corporate Social Responsibility. Al Majal has confidence on the corporate sector to work in partnership with government, NGOs, other concerned groups and the community in addressing the most pressing challenges the country is facing. With its resources and influence, the corporate sector has a critical role to play in ensuring a sustainable future. The corporate sector could lead in this campaign. It is its corporate social responsibility.

Best Solutions.  Al Majal shall ensure that it delivers the best solution to each assignment as a result of scientific processes, strategic thinking, good judgment and cost-efficiency measures.

This piece is taken from the website of Al Majal Environmental & Technical Services LLC.

See on-line at: http://www.almajalenv.com/Strategy.html

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Christians-Muslims Meet to Address Global Warming

October 25, 2010

On September 8, 2010, a former Philippine senator and environmental activist revealed plans to organize an interfaith dialogue among religious leaders to address global warming.

Former senator Heherson Alvarez, vice chairman of the government’s Climate Change Commission, said he will enlist the help of different religious organizations in the country in the fight against effects of climate change, ucanews.com reports.

He announced his plan during a press conference held after a roundtable discussion among Muslim leaders and environmental activists in Quezon City.

The Muslim Association for Climate Change Action (MACCA) was also launched during the conference. MACCA, according to organizers, was an offshoot of the Muslim Seven-Year Action Plan on Climate Change crafted in Istanbul, Turkey in June 2009.

Amina Rasul, lead convenor of the Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID), said more than 20 Muslim intellectuals, scientists and environmentalists joined the discussion organized by her group in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Peace and Equity Foundation.

The participants expressed concern over the impact of environmental destruction, particularly in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, which is most vulnerable to the rise in sea level.

“The Muslim community is speaking out,” said Rasul. She added that 70 percent of the 1.4 billion Muslims across the globe live in places that are vulnerable to climate change like Pakistan, which is now experiencing the worst floods in years. India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are other threatened countries where Muslims live.

“When I was still DENR secretary I gave 10 Catholic bishops mountains to protect. They planted trees and improved the environment, and they were successful,” Alvarez told ucanews.com.

He mentioned mountains in Agusan province in Mindanao and in Antipolo city east of Manila. “Only Bishop Julio Labayen encountered a problem with people who burned some trees for charcoal. But he was able to solve it.”

Retired Carmelite Bishop Labayen at that time headed Infanta prelature comprising the northern part of Quezon Province, Polillo archipelago, Jomalig Island, Patnanungan town and Aurora Province in northern Philippines.

“Now these Muslims can nurture and protect the watershed of Marawi which is a source of clean water and hydroelectric power,” Alvarez said.

“Because the public sector failed we need the religious sector and the NGOs to protect the environment.”

This piece is taken from the website of CathNews Asia.

See on-line at: http://www.cathnewsasia.com/2010/09/08/religions-to-address-global-warming/