Corporate Social Investment


OQ8 is committed to delivering positive change and prosperity to the communities where it operates, benefitting employees, shareholders and the surrounding community. To this end, OQ8 CSR programmes are designed to deliver long-term social benefits, while simultaneously tackling more pressing community needs.

Our Vision

Our vision is to integrate Social Investment in ways that can benefit both society and business. One vital aspect is building partnerships with local communities and other stakeholders in order to deliver meaningful and valuable social benefits. At the same time, a sense of company spirit and pride will be fostered at the refinery by involving employees in all company social activities.



We also seek to develop local trade and businesses through spin-off projects arising from our operations as part of our ICV programmes.

Social Investment Strategy

OQ8 considers Social Investment as an integral part of its overall strategy and culture OQ8 considers Corporate Social Responsibility as an integral part of its overall strategy and culture.

To date, over 450,000 individuals have benefited from OQ8 social investment projects and sponsorship activities.

Our approach towards Social Investment aligns with the vision of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik of upskilling the youth, empowering women, conserving the environment, and preserving our culture. Thus, we have three guiding pillars based on which we have built our Social Investment strategy. They are education and health, economic prosperity, and environmental stewardship.

Education & Training
One of the main pillars at OQ8 Corporate Social Investment aiming at providing youth with education and training opportunities. We aim at inspiring youth to...
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Economic prosperity for local communities is one of the main objectives of Duqm Refinery. This objective is achieved through a number of initiatives to empower...
OQ8 is committed to supporting NGO’s and other entities involved in conserving the environment OQ8 is committed to supporting NGO’s and other entities involved in...
We partner with those who share our passion and have expertise in delivering projects that create an impact. We always strive to maximize our social...
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Community Engagement

We aim to have a mutually beneficial relationship with local communities and strive for continuous open dialogue. Our commitment is deeply rooted in the belief that the local community is a key enabler behind the success of our refinery.

This philosophy is also fuelled by our ambition to generate prosperity for both shareholders and the surrounding community.

Our commitment to safely manage this business greatly relies on the informal consent and support from the communities living in and around Duqm, in addition to the necessary official permits from authorities.