Muscat, March 31, 2020: Despite the current circumstances imposed by the global pandemic Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), Oman Arab Bank (OAB) participated in the Earth Hour event to send a message of solidarity to protect the environment through the optimum utilisation of natural resources. This is to enhance the efforts of maintaining sustainability for future generations.
Hilal Al Siyabi, Head of Corporate Communication said, “For several years we have organised a special event on this occasion to encourage the largest number of people, including families and children, to support the objective of the Earth Hour initiative by switching off all unnecessary electrical sources for an hour. This year due to the current health condition caused by the Coronavirus, we were unable to organise this event on-ground, but instead, we continued to commit to the initiative by switching off all the lights in the Bank’s main building Saturday night, March 28.”
As part of its celebrations of Earth Hour, Oman Arab Bank launched a competition on its social media pages by asking a very important question to its followers on the most important lessons learned from the Coronavirus pandemic, concerning the relationship between humanity and the environment. The competition saw an immense interaction from the followers, wherein they shared their thoughts on what they gathered from this awakening experience, which comprised of the topics of having humanity rethink its concept of building a balanced and sustainable relationship with nature. At the end of the competition, the two best answers received prizes from OAB.
“Our participation in the Earth Hour is in line with the Bank’s strategic approach, launched earlier this year, which highlights our strategy to promote sustainability. This focuses on our three main pillars; community support, financial inclusion, as well as protecting the environment, with the recent event falling in the last category.”
Oman Arab Bank has a rich and proud history as one of the first financial institutions to be established in the Sultanate. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices and 152 ATMs spread across Oman. OAB provides a complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate banking and investment clients.