Date(s) - 13 March 2013
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Kuwait – March 13 – 2012 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company has launched its EQUATE Home Safety campaign (Stay Safe) for awareness on household incidents and how to avoid them.
During Stay Safe’s launching press conference, EQUATE VP for Technical Services and head of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program Mohammad Al Benali said, “This campaign is an extension of previous initiatives organized by EQUATE CSR Program which is aimed at realizing overall sustainability in all fields.”
Al Benali added, “EQUATE CSR Program has launched several initiatives relevant to health, education, scientific research, environmental preservation, and community awareness through addressing topics such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, general health, the importance of plastics, as well as annual university scholarships for employees and other members of the society, with all of which being part of manifesting EQUATE’s ‘Partners in Success’ tagline.”
On his part, EQUATE Environment, Health & Safety Leader Mohammad Al-Shamary said, “The significance of home safety stems from the critical need of observing caution and care when performing many of the daily routine activities around the household, in addition to handling any arising emergency.”
Al-Shamary stressed, “Home safety is not a complicated matter as it is simply relevant to logical behavior when walking around the house, using ladders, avoiding the choking of children due to toys or food and dealing with fires, things which the campaign will address along with other issues that face every person at home.”
To ensure optimum interaction between all community members, citizens and expats alike, the campaign will host several activities at malls, schools and dewaneyas to share the campaign’s messages.
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.