Date(s) - 24 September 2011
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Kuwait, September 24, 2011 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company hosted a grand ceremony to celebrate and commend the contribution of its employees to be the first company in Kuwait to obtain the Responsible Care (RC) accreditation and certification.
With the attendance of EQUATE board members and several petrochemical leaders from within and outside Kuwait, the celebration, themed “We Care,” included awarding distinguished contributions to RC global principles by EQUATE employees and departments.
The awards included two main categories relevant to a number of industrial and environmental matters that reflect EQUATE’s overall commitment to sustaining and preserving the environment as a whole for the mutual benefit of all relevant stakeholders.
EQUATE recognized individuals and departments for demonstrating the true spirit and dedication of being RC ambassadors. The awards that were presented are testimony of their achievements and remarkable contribution in support of RC as embodied by EQUATE.
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.
Responsible Care is a voluntary initiative of the global chemical industry to safely handle products from their inception in the research laboratory, through manufacture and distribution, to ultimate reuse, recycle and disposal, and to involve the public in its decision-making processes.