CSR

Supporting our communities

We are committed to acting as a model corporate citizen at all times and benefitting the local communities in which we operate.

BB Energy places emphasis on environmental protection as well as health and safety, particularly regarding oil-related storage activities. 

Employees are required to act honestly and ethically when dealing with business counterparts. A zero tolerance approach to any deviance from such requirement is adopted throughout the group.

Shareholders participate in charitable events and donate to a number of organizations including: 

Charity

Bassatne Foundation for Health & Cultural Assistance - Lebanon
The Bassatne Foundation is a private Lebanese non-profit organization established in 2005. The association contributes to civil society development by assisting children, the elderly, refugees, orphans and the disabled by providing them with continuous education, healthcare and the necessary social services. 

Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped (LWAH) - Lebanon
LWAH’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with special needs and enhance their dignity, independence and productivity. Founded in 1984 the organization provides full rehabilitation services through its three centres in Beirut, Baalbek and Sarafand.

PACES of Lebanon - Lebanon
The Palestinian Association for Children’s Encouragement of Sport, (PACES) was founded in 2006 with the aim of providing a healthy, structured after-school sports program for Palestinian boys and girls.

Education

Guildhall School of Music and Drama - London, UK
The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. 

Wharton Business School - Pennsylvania, USA
Wharton Business School is the world’s first collegiate business school, established in 1881. As the global leader of management education, the Wharton School makes an impact by developing leaders and creating and disseminating business knowledge.

Singapore Management University scholarship - Singapore
The Singapore Management University is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. It is currently home to around 9,300 students and is known for its highly interactive, collaborative and project-based approach to learning. BB Energy sponsor one student per year who receives financial support for their studies from BB Energy.

The American University of Beirut (AUB) - Lebanon
In June 2016, The American University of Beirut officially named the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in honour of Bassatne family. The ‘Baha and Walid Bassatne Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering’ was named after BB Energy’s founding members following a generous donation to the university. AUB has around 8,000 students enrolled and offers more than 130 programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, MD and PhD degrees.

Culture

Tate Museum - London, UK
The mission of the Tate is to increase public understanding and enjoyment of art, raising funds through sponsorship, donations and legacies to support a wide range of educational and artistic programmes across the UK. 

Royal Opera House - London, UK
The Royal Opera House is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden Theatre, London, it is renowned for its outstanding performances of both traditional opera as well as commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Ades.