Muscat, Oman: Raysut Cement Company (RCC), Oman’s largest cement manufacturer, scooped seven awards at two Best Employer Brand Awards, one focused on Oman companies and the other on GCC corporate entities.
RCC, the Muscat Stock Market-listed company, and an emerging global cement player, said its Group CEO, Mr. Joey Ghose won `CEO of the Year’ award at both the Oman Best Employer Awards 2020 in October and GCC Best Employer Awards 2020 in November.
The awards, presented at virtual events held by the global branding, HR and leadership body, Employer Branding Institute, reinforced RCC’s excellence across leadership, health and safety, technology, training and talent management.
RCC won `Promoting Health in the Workplace,’ `Best Use of Technology for Training,’ and `Training Provider of the Year’ awards at Oman Best Employer Brand Awards. At the GCC Best Employer Brand Awards 2020, RCC won `Award for Talent Management’ and `Leaders of Tomorrow Award.’
Mr. Salim bin Ahmed bin Alawi Al Ibrahim, Acting Deputy Group CEO, who received the awards thanked Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said, Oman Government and its supporting bodies, Board and Executive Management of RCC, and employees for the company’s success.
He congratulated the award organizers for promoting corporate excellence, and thanked them for recognizing RCC. Speaking for Mr. Joey Ghose, he said RCC is now an Omani multinational company.
“We operate beyond Oman – in the UAE through our subsidiary, Pioneer Cement Company SAOG, in Yemen through associates and in East Africa through trading offices and new investments. We have invested in Georgia and recently acquired a terminal in Maldives. We will expand further, supporting infrastructure development across the world with Omani clinker and cement,” he said, adding RCC acquired Sohar Cement Company last year.
“Our success lies in our highly motivated, skilled and trained employees who deliver the best quality we are known for,” Mr. Salim said.
RCC regularly trained Omani employees on-the-job and by sending them abroad to upgrade their skills. “We have a healthy ratio of local and expatriate employees and nurture an open environment for learning and development of each one of them,” he said.
RCC group’s current capacity was 6 million metric tonnes and the mission is to reach 10 million by 2022 and in the near future to 22 million tonnes.
RCC supports and trains students of the Institutes of Higher Learning to impart hands-on experience. It is also active in community intervention and donated RO 500,000 to the Ministry of Health to tackle COVID-19 challenges.
“RCC is under transformation and on a journey to scale new heights and to work for the interest of its investors, financial institutions, community and employees,” said Mr. Salim, adding that the new awards followed recognitions RCC bagged over the years.
These honours included the eight cups at the competition of H.M. Sultan Qaboos. In 2019, RCC won `The Golden Europe Award For Quality and Commercial Prestige’ in Berlin, Germany, and two distinguished awards – `Building and Construction Product Leadership Award 2019,’ and ‘Most Preferred Brand By Construction And Real Estate Sector’ at Cements and CSR Leadership Award. It also won the Best Corporate Social Responsibilities Practices award in Muscat. In 2018, RCC won the green era award for sustainability and the Oman Most Trusted Brand Awards.
Winning these awards showed RCC’s continuous efforts to enhance its role as socially responsible Omani establishment, supporting communities through humanitarian and philanthropic activities.