In line with the company's vision and values, ORYX GTL supported IAID and the Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC) to celebrate The World Environment Day (WED) 2012 in Qatar as a Platinum Sponsor. The WED is being celebrated in Qatar for the past 6 years under the auspices of Dr. Saif Ali Al-Hajari, Chairman FEC.

WED is a world-wide campaign of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to celebrate concrete, socially – responsible activity in promoting greater awareness about the environment and sustainable development. In 2012, the theme of the campaign which is celebrated all over the world is "Green Economy – does it include you?" aiming for a more sustainable and greener future for the generations to come. This year's WED celebration from 25 May to 5 June involved the biggest and most anticipated Painting Contest in Qatar. More than 2000 participants from different schools, universities and general public joined the Painting Contest aimed to spread awareness and foster environmental education to the younger generation. The event is also a great way to establish a corporate and community partnership towards common shared values to ensure a greener, safer and more prosperous future for Qatar and the world.

All participants of the painting contest received exciting gifts sponsored by ORYX GTL. The closing ceremony was held last 5th of June at Al Rayyan Theatre where prizes, trophies and certificates awaited the winners of the different categories apart from the exhibit of the winning painting entries and outstanding dance performance from IAID.