Date(s) - 30 November 2015
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint venture in this industry, continued its support for the Kuwait Blind Association (KBA) by providing its members with Esys Braille machines, which allow the person with visual impairment to independently access and use the internet.
EQUATE Senior Executive for Corporate Communication & Government Affairs Abeer Al-Omar said, “Our overall partnership with KBA is based on achieving sustainability in every relevant field, such as community awareness about visually impaired individuals and integrating them with the society. To achieve these strategic objectives, EQUATE and KBA launched during 2014 the Painting Smiles 2 campaign with the participation of our employees, their families, school students and the association’s members. The campaign included holding an exhibition to display the artworks developed by participants, with all proceeds being dedicated to KBA.”
Al-Omar, who also heads the EQUATE Sustainability Committee, added, “Understanding the importance of developing the capabilities of KBA’s members, EQUATE is pleased to present them with Esys Braille machines as we continue our mutual journey in being ‘Partners in Success’ by enabling them to independently access, enjoy and benefit from the internet by utilizing the most advanced equipment and technology.”
KBA Board Chairman Fayez Al-Azemi said, “Since its inception in 1972, KBA has been doing its best to integrate visually impaired individuals with all members of the society through various cultural and social activities. Throughout the years, Kuwaitis with visual impairment have proven their unique skills and innovative competencies that are appreciated by the society. Overall collaboration between KBA and business entities is a critical factor in developing our activities, especially our partnership with EQUATE which has played a critical role in supporting our members. Through this partnership, EQUATE has enabled visually impaired persons to deal with modern technology by supporting our efforts to obtain Esys Braille machines. EQUATE’s overall support to organizations relevant to persons with special needs is not a surprise to any of us, as the company has always proven its sincere national sentiment and overall commitment to sustainability. In conclusion, much appreciation and gratitude to EQUATE for its overall support to KBA and other relevant organizations in Kuwait.”
EQUATE’s contribution was presented during a meeting with KBA Board Member Awadh Al-Azemi and Administrative Coordinator Adel Al-Otaibi by members of EQUATE Sustainability Committee represented by Technology Improvement Department (TID) Leader Abdulhadi Al-Ajmi and Emergency Services & Security (ES&S) Leader Abdulqader Al-Qabandi.
Since its inception in 1972 as a public society, Kuwait Blind Association (KBA) plays a critical role in supporting blind individuals in the State of Kuwait through various community and cultural activities. In addition to overcoming arising challenges that face blind individuals, KBA also continues to strengthen bonds with relevant Arab and international organizations. www.q8ba.com
Established in 1995 as Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE) embodies its “Partners in Success” slogan through the partnership 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 currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical units, within the Greater EQUATE joint-venture, that annually produce over 5 million tons of the highest quality grades of Ethylene, Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). The products are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Alongside with being a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates in cooperation with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers, in all relevant fields, such as human development, environment, education, health and public awareness. www.equate.com