Date(s) - 11 May 2015
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EQUATE Petrochemical company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, received four Gulf-level Excellence Awards in recognition of its pioneering role in Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – Kuwait Chapter.
The recognition included the HSE Excellence Gold Award in Manufacturing, HSE Management Initiative Excellence Award, Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award and Excellence in Environment Award. This is the 6th year EQUATE has earned the HSE Excellence Gold Award in Manufacturing from ASSE.
EQUATE Senior Executive for Business Development Tareq Al-Kandari said, “HSE is an absolute priority for EQUATE as part of its strategic objectives at all levels. Preserving the environment along with the safety and wellbeing of our human resources, the population of Kuwait and the country as a whole are key elements of our efforts to ensure overall sustainability in Kuwait and beyond. Our overall collaboration with ASSE and other relevant bodies is truly an embodiment of our slogan ‘Partners in Success’.”
On his part, EQUATE Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Leader Mohammad Al-Shamary said, “As part of our sustainability efforts throughout the years, EQUATE has launched several initiatives addressing preserving the environment, ensuring occupational safety, maintaining health, safeguarding industrial operations, and creating community awareness about several issues. During 2014, EQUATE received the internationally recognized ASSE President’s Award.”
EQUATE’s HSE initiatives include Kuwait’s first and only seawater cooling towers, Kuwait’s first CO2 recovery project, as well as the Middle East’s first plant water recycle project. In addition, EQUATE is the first Kuwaiti organization to receive the certification and accreditation of Responsible Care (RC), which is an international voluntary initiative of the global chemical industry to safely handle products throughout all phases.
Established in 1995, EQUATE Petrochemical Company 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. www.equate.com.