Date(s) - 30 April 2013
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EQUATE earns ASSE Gold Award 2013
For the 5th consecutive year
Kuwait, April 30, 2013 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company has earned the Gold Award 2013 from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Kuwait Chapter for the fifth consecutive year in the Manufacturing category.
On this occasion, EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said, “EQUATE pursues excellence at all relevant levels. As a world-class company, we strive to maintain the best Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) standards across the entire industrial sector in general and the petrochemical field in specific.”
Husain added, “Best practices relevant to EH&S are not mere procedures and steps, yet they are related to the work environment of having distinguished human resources who continuously excel in performance and innovation, which have made EQUATE a pioneer in several fields. The health and safety of our employees and their families, as well as the whole community are our utmost priority.”
Husain explained, “EQUATE’s pioneering practices have enabled it to become the first Kuwaiti organization to earn Responsible Care accreditation and certification, as well as launch the Middle east’s First Plant Water Recycling Project and Kuwait’s First CO2 Recovery Project.”
Husain expressed utmost appreciation to EQUATE’s employees for their remarkable efforts to ensure their company’s success, as well as ASSE for its unwavering efforts to promote a sound EH&S culture.
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.