Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (be’ah)

Our Influential Series 2022

January 3 2023
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Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (be’ah) was established in 2007 to support a cohesive plan laid out in a National Strategy Report in 2006 to promote proper waste management practices. This includes the effective use of resources, development of adequate infrastructure and implementation of sustainable goals to make a lasting impact on the country’s future. Headquartered in Muscat and operating under the Oman Investment Authority (OIA), be’ah is responsible for managing municipal, industrial and healthcare waste in the country, providing waste management services from collection to disposal to both private and public sectors. be’ah is committed to achieving a circular economy business model in a sustainable manner. This commitment is exemplified throughout the company’s operations, as well as its consistent communication with stakeholder groups at multiple levels to promote circular economy


 be’ah manages and treats municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, and healthcare waste through WTE processes and mechanical biological treatment. After closing landfills at Cell 1 of Barka and the first cell in the Al Multaqa landfill, be’ah extracts gases from closed landfills to reduce the harmful impacts from emitted gases on the environment and public health. These gases are then reused in electricity generation and flared in case they cannot be reused.

The company has also been at the forefront of the medical waste management process, especially in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic. For medical waste, we use either incineration to dispose of the waste completely or autoclaves, which are machines that sterilize the waste to render it harmless. be’ah’s contributions in Oman Sustainability Week through the International Sustainability, Resources and Technology conference, was well received. It witnessed discussions on a wide variety of topics related to environmental issues. be’ah was awarded the ISWA award for the second time in a row and the Best Campaign in ISWA Communication Award.


Oman will be hosting the International Solid Waste Association World Congress and be’ah will play a key role to create a sustainable infrastructure. Working closely with the government and private sector, be’ah will be spreading awareness on the waste management ecosystem. In the coming year, be’ah aspires to support the development of sustainable waste management strategies across industries in Oman in accordance with international standards and provide adequate infrastructure to meet the country’s waste management demand.

be’ah’s goal is to continue providing increasingly efficient and sustainable waste management solutions, while raising public awareness as part of Oman’s Vision 2040 to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. “As a key enabler of Oman’s Vision 2040 to achieve inclusive and sustainable development, be’ah continued to introduce sustainable waste management practices in line with international standards, provide adequate infrastructure to meet the country’s demand for waste management, ensure efficient waste management services, and raise public awareness. However, be’ah ensured the sustainability of healthcare waste (HCW) management throughout 2021 by developing an effective HCW Contingency Plan and adding effective and proactive operational components that were carried out in the field by the full team. In 2021, be’ah made meaningful contributions to Oman’s in-country value by engaging with local and international stakeholders further developing Oman’s waste sector,” said Tariq Ali Al Amari, Chief Executive Officer, be’ah.

be’ah maintained consistent communications with all stakeholders to guarantee transparency. These measures resulted in total treated HCW increasing by 13.6 per ent from 4,300 tonnes in 2019 to 4,887 tonnes in 2021. “In addition, be’ah has a clear strategy for growth, focused on strengthening our contribution to Oman’s economy, improving waste management, educating our people, and supporting our communities. Our aim is to change the way people view waste,” he added.