EQUATE Continues Global Sustainability Initiatives by Planting 300 Trees in China to Preserve the Environment

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Date(s) - 18 June 2017
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, continued its global sustainability initiatives by planting trees in China as part of ongoing efforts to preserve the environment and giving back to the society in partnership with one of its leading Chinese customers.

Representing the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Mr. Sameeh Johar Hayat, the event was attended by the Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Adel Al-Salhat. Aimed at improving the air quality in the environment, the initiative included planting a total of 300 pine trees, of which 150 trees by EQUATE and 150 by the Chinese customer, Zhejiang Wonder Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd.

EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said, “As a global contributor to the petrochemical industry, EQUATE continues its efforts to ensure overall Quality, Reliability, Sustainability and Growth for itself, its customers and all other stakeholders as ‘Partners in Success.’ Our participation in planting trees in China is part of our sustainability strategy within a balanced framework that includes the society, economy and environment, which includes preserving and protecting our planet through all possible means. On behalf of EQUATE, I would like to extend appreciation and gratitude to His Excellency Ambassador Hayat and the embassy’s staff for their invaluable support.”

The President of EQUATE Marketing Company (EMC) Ahmad Al-Saleh said, “EQUATE is always keen on translating its corporate values into strategic initiatives that emphasizes its commitment to service excellence, quality products, and unsurpassed customer experience. We enjoy well-rooted strategic partnerships in this region whereby EQUATE’s name has become associated with world class products and services. It is a source of pride to execute this environmental initiative with one of our main customers in China and share our success with the society by preserving the environment and its elements, reflecting EQUATE’s sustainability strategy.”

During the ceremony, EQUATE presented tokens of appreciation to Mr. Al-Salhat and the Chinese customer.

In 2014, EQUATE commenced its international sustainability efforts in China by planting a total of 200 pine trees at the same location in Beijing’s Huairou District.

The EQUATE Group is a global producer of petrochemicals that creates a better world. The Group combines EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), its subsidiaries and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC). The EQUATE Group is the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG) with industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that produce Ethylene, EG, Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As a leading global enterprise, the EQUATE Group strongly pursues sustainability principles and the best practices wherever it operates through partnerships with various

stakeholders including employees and customers, as well as societies as a whole in fields that include human development, environment, education, health and public awareness. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders include Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). The Group provides reliable services and solutions that enable global customers and stakeholders to grow and attain the success they seek by being “Partners in Success.”