EQUATE Receives Recognition from UN & Kuwait’s Planning & Development Secretariat for Supporting Manpower Authority

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Date(s) - 16 May 2017
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, was recognized by the United Nations (UN) and Kuwait’s Secretariat General of the Supreme Council for Planning & Development (SCPD) in appreciation of the company’s support for the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM).

EQUATE played a critical role in the SCPD and UN driven Joint Program for the Support of PAM. The program aims to develop work effectiveness, and implement mechanisms to measure performance that aims to realize accomplishments within a short-time frame.

Having commenced its cooperation with PAM in 2014, EQUATE collaborated with the authority to develop a Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) dashboard to establish an evaluation system, develop talents and support the human capital.

Speaking on this occasion, EQUATE’s President & CEO, Mohammad Husain said, “Partnerships and teamwork are the main pillars of our corporate culture and we believe that human capital is the cornerstone for sustainability, innovation and successful business development. Realizing the innovative potential of the human capital represents successful partnerships for us. We are very proud to have such partnerships with PAM and other organizations as ‘Partners in Success’.”

A specialize team from EQUATE provided Six Sigma training to the employees of PAM with the objective of improving quality and daily business practices. Six Sigma methodology is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement to deliver the best possible results while minimizing cost, time and effort. EQUATE is the first Kuwaiti organization to adopt Six Sigma methodology. The company’s human capital has proven their innovative capabilities, admirable dedication and global achievements.

The Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) is partnering with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the International Labor Organization (ILO) within the context of UNDP Country Program Document (CPD) for 2015 – 2018. The Joint Program will support the achievement of national strategic objectives of economic growth for the state of Kuwait, supporting human and social development, and improving demographic policies to support development and effective government administration. PAM plans will improve the labor conditions and management system by analyzing the demographic imbalance, making sound decisions based on enhanced reporting mechanisms and upgrading its services quality for all economic and social actors. This Joint Program aims to support PAM in its efforts to develop its internal capacity in reporting on its own performance, on labor movement and on its compliance with international labor standards.

The EQUATE Group is a global producer of petrochemicals that create 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 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.” www.equate.com