Muscat, March 23rd 2016 – As part of its steadfast commitment to protecting the environment, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) recently turned off all non-essential lighting at its Head Office in Ghubra to mark Earth Hour 2016. In addition, the Bank also encouraged all its employees across its nation-wide footprint to do their part and help save the environment for the Hour.

OAB’s Head Office is essentially an environmentally friendly building. It is fully equipped with auto sensors throughout all offices and corridors, which means that lights are only used when necessary and a considerable amount of power is saved on a regular basis.

Mutassim bin Hamoud Al Zadjali, Head of Corporate Communications at Oman Arab Bank,  commented, “We believe that safeguarding our eco-system and limited natural resources is the responsibility of each and every single person living on this planet. Oman Arab Bank has been observing Earth Hour for many years now and has successfully and proudly adopted a wealth of measures that aim to enhance energy efficiency, minimize waste, and of course, protect our precious planet.”

OAB has always encouraged its staff to conserve when possible and strongly advocates a paperless working environment. The Bank has also introduced a number of technology driven initiatives that aim to protect the environment while interacting with its customers including e-statements and SMS notifications among others.