EQUATE wins international CSR award

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Date(s) - 16 June 2013
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Kuwait – June 16 – 2013 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company has earned “The Best Contribution for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)” award during the “Middle East Awards 2013” by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).

On this occasion, EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said, “Coming from the prestigious UK-based CIPS, EQUATE was granted this award for its distinguished CO2 Recovery Project, which is the first of its kind in Kuwait.”

Husain added, “EQUATE’s commitment to overall sustainability through its multilateral CSR program is simply an embodiment of its ‘Partners in Success’ tagline with all stakeholders through launching several initiatives relevant to education, health, environment and other sectors.”

In recognition of its sustainability achievements, EQUATE has earned several prestigious honors, including His Highness the Amir Award for the Best Plant in Kuwait; The Gold Award in Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) for Gulf private sector companies; The Award for Best Gulf Company in Recruiting Nationals; Arabian Business Best CSR Company Award; Oil & Gas (O&G) Middle East CSR Award; O&G Best Implemented Environmental Program of the Year; Middle East Chemical Week (MECW) Plant of the Year Award; as well as Kuwait’s CSR Award in the Industrial and Oil Sector. In addition, EQUATE has received the Highly Commended Best Community Program Award during the First Middle East CSR Award Summit.

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.