Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemical company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 33,000 people working in 37 countries. Sasol develops and commercialises technologies, and builds and operates world-scale facilities to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels, high-value chemicals and low-carbon electricity.
Sasol is a joint venture partner with Qatar Petroleum in ORYX GTL, the world’s first commercial-scale GTL plant based in Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar. The plant uses Sasol proprietary gas-to–liquids (GTL) technology to convert natural gas into liquid fuel and chemical products.
Sasol is committed to giving back to the communities it serves in a meaningful, thoughtful, and creative way. In Qatar, Sasol partners with established organisations, helping them reach more people or take on a new challenge via community initiatives that help support individuals to reach their ambitions.
Sasol is also investing in initiatives supporting the environment and education, such as the Qatar e-Nature application, in partnership with Friends of the Environment Center and supported by the Supreme Education Council. The award-winning Qatar e-Nature application offers information about the country’s nature in a free and easy-to-use format. More information about Sasol Qatar’s CSR initiatives can be found on: www.definitelyable.com.
‘Definitely Able’ is a Sasol corporate responsibility initiative in Qatar. Launched in 2012, the initiative aims to highlight the positive contributions of, and create opportunities for, people living with disabilities. The initiative partners with local stakeholders while raising awareness to promote social acceptance and inclusion for people with special needs. Using sport, culture and art as bridges to understanding, ‘Definitely Able’ focuses on the abilities of people living with disability.
In 2012 Sasol organised the “Chairs vs Champs” event that brought together the South African Wheelchair Basketball team and the Qatar National Handball Team for a friendly match. Last year, Sasol welcomed the British Paraorchestra, the first professional orchestra composed entirely of disabled musicians, to perform in concert with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sasol Global Support for Disability
Sasol’s community investment initiatives seek to promote people-centred, needs-driven sustainable development of the communities in which we operate. We aim to create sustained social impact through activities focused on legacy creation and to integrate the concept of ‘giving’ into the Sasol culture.
In 2007 Sasol was one of 9 (nine) sponsors of the South African Paralympics team that competed at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Sasol chose to extend its sponsorship of the team in a more sustained campaign throughout the four year period that leads up to the Paralympics Games. It was then decided that this could be done through partnering with the wheelchair basketball team. This extension of the sponsorship to wheelchair basketball is in line with Sasol support for people with disabilities.
The partnership immediately bore fruit when the team qualified for the Beijing 2008 Paralympics as a result of a string of international friendlies and tournaments. The team’s first ever international tournament was the Belgium Annual Easter Competition, where they beat the experienced French team in the final. Since then, the team has toured France, The Netherlands, Australia and many more countries and also participated in the Paralympic games in London during 2012.