Date(s) - 28 November 2013
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Kuwait – November 28 – 2013 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company received, for the fourth consecutive year, the Environmental Program of the Year Award during the annual Oil & Gas Middle East Awards 2013 ceremony.
On this occasion, EQUATE VP Technical Services Mohammad Al Benali said, “Such recognition is a result of EQUATE’s overall commitment to all sustainability related issues, especially the environment. For this purpose, EQUATE has launched several initiatives to ensure the environment’s safeguarding and preserving the environment through all possible means.”
Al Benali, who also heads EQUATE Corporate Social Responsibility Team, added, “The 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. Such a focus on CSR has enabled EQUATE to manifest its world-class excellence at several levels and reflect its ‘Partners in Success’ tagline.”
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.