Oman Cables Industry, part of the Prysmian Group, has launched a Global Sustainability Academy, which will involve 29,000 employees from over 50 countries.
This initiative aims to spread a culture of sustainability across its entire corporate population worldwide and further strengthen the Group’s commitment to implementing its Climate & Social Ambitions, with a focus on employee engagement and upskilling.
Energy and fiber optic cable technology is a key aspect in energy, digital and electrification transition processes and the Sustainability Academy will enable the entire Group to strengthen the culture and skills of sustainability that represent a strategic driver of business competitiveness. The Sustainability Academy training program will also involve the most influential business schools at the international level.
The inauguration of the Global Sustainability Academy is planned for today in Muscat in Oman, headquarter of Oman Cables Industry and Prysmian Group of MEAT region, in the presence of H.E. Federica Favi, the Italian Ambassador in Oman, Cinzia Farisè CEO of Oman Cables and CEO of Prysmian MEAT Region and Maria Cristina Bifulco Prysmian Chief Sustainability Officer and Group IR VP.
According to Cinzia Farisè, CEO of Oman Cables and CEO of Prysmian MEAT Region
“With an Academy of Sustainability in Oman we want to contribute to the development of distinctive skills, creating value through positive business models based on the growth and empowerment of our human capital, to promote a diversified and inclusive system open to new perspectives and to promote the capacity to innovate by training the sustainable leaders of the future. This is in-line with Oman vision 2040 and the Sultanate commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.”
Maria Cristina Bifulco, Chief Sustainability Officer and Group IR VP said:
“As a market leader in an industry that is key in the energy transition process, we feel it is our duty to convey this sustainable culture to all our colleagues even more effectively and directly, and we need to invest in training and up-skilling our people.”
In 2021 Prysmian Group launched two strategic ambitions that will guide the Group’s actions in the medium-long term: the Climate Change Ambition and the Social Ambition.
The Climate Change Ambition is a climate strategy that adopts Science Based targets aligned with the requirements of the Paris Agreement: reduction to zero of emissions of Scope 1, 2 and 3 or at least to a residual level consistent achieving the Paris Agreement targets (1.5 °C). This means reducing the emissions produced by 90% compared to 2019 and the subsequent neutralisation of any residual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions released into the atmosphere.
A primary focus of the Group’s Social Ambition is to improve diversity, equality, and inclusion (DE&I), digital inclusion, community empowerment, employee engagement, and upskilling. The Group has identified different targets for 2030 for each of these topics in order to better align the Group with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.