Al Hassan Group supports Earth Hour 2013 (24 March 2013)
This year at 8:30pm on 23rd March 2013, millions of people in cities across the planet turned off their lights for one hour to prove that collective action can lead to a sustainable future. In pledging support and contributing to the conservation of energy , the offices and showrooms of the Al Hassan Group turned off all non-essential lighting for an hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on 23rd March to observe Earth Hour. Additionally, the lights were also out during the business hours of the day between 1:30pm -2:00pm to generate further savings.
As part of its internal communication campaign- Mass emails were sent out, posters and messages were put up on every floor and on online mediums like the company intranet and website to generate awareness about Earth Hour and to mobilize not just the employees but also their families to actively participate in it.
A simple idea to switch off your lights for an hour results in massive savings in energy consumption and has now become the world's fastest growing environmental movement. Earth Hour is much more than a symbolic action. It has evolved into a continuous movement driving real actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in.
The Al Hassan Group of Companies has always remained committed to the cause of preserving the environment by reducing its carbon footprint and promoting public awareness on the same. As part of its overall CSR programme, Al Hassan has set up a dedicated Energy Conservation Group (ECG) within the organization that works on identifying opportunities and implementing various programmes to conserve energy and take positive action to save the planet. Reuse, Reduce and Recycle is a philosophy that Al Hassan practices in its day to day operations which has also led to special awards and recognition that has been achieved such as the Special Commendation Award in the 'Green Footprint' category at the recently held Oman Green Awards Ceremony in Muscat.