Date(s) - 25 September 2013
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Kuwait – September 25 – 2013 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company was recognized with Arabian Business Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Achievement Award 2013 for the third consecutive year in terms of Kuwaiti organizations.
On this occasion, EQUATE VP for Technical Services Mohammad Al Benali said, “Realizing the significance of sustainability throughout the Kuwaiti society as a whole and embodying such principles at every level, EQUATE aspires to achieve all matters that would serve manifesting its tagline ‘Partners in Success’ with all relevant stakeholders within and outside Kuwait. Being an international company simply means understanding and having the ability to address all events and circumstances regardless of their nature.”
Al Benali, who also heads EQUATE CSR Team, added, “Based on its global capabilities and competencies, EQUATE has been determined to present its CSR Program as a role-model in all aspects, especially in terms of education, human resources and the environment by launching several initiatives and activities that address these focus-areas which are relevant to many members of the society.”
Al Benali noted, “EQUATE has introduced many initiatives and campaigns dedicated to medical, health, educational, scientific research, environmental and industrial affairs in accordance with the needs of numerous stakeholders,” commending those stakeholders, from the public sector and others, for their exemplary cooperation during such endeavors.
Arabian Business Awards Ceremony 2013 was held under the patronage of Minister of Information & Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah who was represented by Ministry of Information Assistant Undersecretary Dr. Haila Al-Mukaimi.
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.