EQUATE receives regional sustainability award

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Date(s) - 12 November 2014
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Kuwait – 12 November 2014 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international petrochemical joint-venture, received BGreen’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 for sustainability related achievements.

Commenting on this recognition, EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said, “Sustainability constitutes a critical element in each and every strategy and initiative executed by the company, especially regarding the environment. Sustainability, as a fundamental objective, is not limited to being slogan, it is one of the most important practical measures for success and development that must be considered at all levels.”

Husain added, “Based on that, EQUATE has embodied its ‘Partners in Success’ tagline through a realistic and tangible implementation of sustainability’s principles through focusing on protecting and preserving the environment by launching a number of world-class initiatives, such as the Middle East’s First Plant Water Recycle Project and Kuwait’s First CO2 Recovery Project. In addition, EQUATE is the first Kuwaiti organization to receive the certification and accreditation of Responsible Care (RC) which is an international voluntary initiative of the global chemical industry to safely handle products through all product phases, including manufacturing, shipping, distribution, production and marketing.”

On behalf of Husain, the award was received by EQUATE Corporate Communications Leader Kholoud Al-Feeli during an event in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Established in 1995, EQUATE is an international joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is the single operator of a fully integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons annually of high-quality petrochemical products which are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. www.equate.com