EQUATE Wins 4 Prestigious Awards from the American Society of Safety Engineers

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Date(s) - 07 May 2017
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, proudly received four awards at the ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Awards 2017.

The award ceremony was organized by ASSE that was held  in order to recognize and honor member private-sector companies for their leadership, excellence and exceptional performance in the field of Health, Safety and Environment in the Gulf region.

EQUATE received the following: the Gold Award for Manufacturing for the 9th consecutive year, the Gold Award for CSR Excellence, the Gold Award for Engineering & Construction Department EH&S Project and the Silver Award for Best HSE Initiative.

Speaking on this occasion, EQUATE’s Corporate Communications Leader, Kholoud Al-Feeli, ”We are very honored to be presented with 4 awards from ASSE. Winning such awards highlights our commitment to ensure excellence and professionalism within our company. Furthermore, it showcases our efforts as members of the ASSE towards adopting successful business models that uphold HSE as a business value.”

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Kuwait Chapter is a premier voluntary, non-profit, Health, Safety and Environmental professional organization, which strives to provide professional guidance, training, consultancy and resources to the HSE Professionals, industrial and social sectors in the region.

EQUATE’s HSE initiatives include Kuwait’s first and only seawater cooling towers, Kuwait’s first CO2 recovery project, first in Kuwait Partnership Agreement with Maersk to Reduce CO2 Emission in Ocean Transportation, waste management and recycling project with MRC, as well as the Middle East’s first plant water recycle project.

It is noteworthy to mention that EQUATE is the first company in the Middle East in the petrochemical sector to obtain the new Responsible Care (RC) 14001:2015 certification from DNV GL. The certification is aimed to support the company’s sustainability efforts in Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S).

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

ASSE Kuwait Chapter, founded in 2000, is the Kuwait’s premier voluntary Health, Safety and Environmental non-profit organization that strives to provide professional guidance, training, consultancy and resources to the industrial and social sectors in the region. In pursuance to its lofty goals and objectives, the society has been organizing international Conferences, Technical meets, Training programs and Outreach activities on way to become one of the most active professional bodies in the Middle East. ASSE is a group of HSE professionals, who are deeply associated with the society activities on a voluntary basis to meet the objective of protecting people, property and environment. Keeping the local and global HSE challenges in view, ASSE Kuwait Chapter has been organizing many events. Already recognized as the busiest professional association of Kuwait in a very short period of time the Chapter has achieved a string of successes and looking forward to reach greater heights in the years to come.