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QP appoints consultant for its Sustainable Development Team
Qatar Petroleum’s HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate has appointed a consultant for its Sustainable Development Team that is engaged in preparing the Sustainable Development Report 2011.
The consultant-Sustainability Excellence is a renowned firm consisting of experienced international and GCC-based consultants, QP said in a release.
Abdullah al-Kuwari, manager HSE Technical & Supervision and Special Adviser on Sustainable Development at QP’s HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate, welcomed the consultancy’s appointment as a positive step forward.
“We are delighted to have the team from Sustainability Excellence onboard for this project as they have excellent credentials and we look forward to working closely with them. The upcoming Sustainable Development Report 2011 remains one of our many functional responsibilities. We aim to achieve real and tangible linkages between the three important corporate responsibilities of economic prosperity, social well-being of society and the protection and preservation of Qatar’s environment,” al-Kuwari said.
Terming the appointment as a strategic partnership and a unique opportunity to promote sustainable development in Qatar, Sustainability Excellence president Darin Rovere said, “We are pleased with the appointment and look forward to working closely with the directorate’s Sustainable Development Team in raising the bar on sustainability reporting excellence. There is a lot we can learn from each other and we will certainly apply our knowledge and best practice towards the upcoming Sustainable Development Report.”
Stressing on the importance of this year’s report, Mahesh Patel, Sustainable Development Team leader and Business Strategies assistant manager at QP’s HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate, said, “The upcoming Sustainable Development Report 2011 for the energy and industry sector is scheduled to be launched in November 2012 and will positively represent the energy industry at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18), which will be held in Doha.”
The Sustainable Development Report 2011 is an ongoing initiative of the HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate, which aims to foster clear and consistent reporting to ultimately help companies in creating a solid platform for productive engagement and performance improvement.

Publish Date: Monday,16 July, 2012, at 12:57 PM Doha Time
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