As India’s COVID-19 crisis continues, global producer of petrochemicals pledges to donate $100,000
KUWAIT, June 14, 2021 — As part of its commitment to the health, safety and well-being of its employees, partners, and the communities in which it operates, EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals, has announced a donation of $100,000 to the Kuwait Red Crescent Society to support Covid-19 relief efforts in India.
The donation is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in India, which has left many people devastated and hospitals unable to care for the sick. Donations will be used to fund much-needed resources and medical equipment, including cylinders to facilitate increased oxygen supply for patients across the country.
“At EQUATE, our highest priority continues to be the safety and wellbeing of people, and wanted to provide practical support to those hit hardest by the pandemic in India” said Naser Aldousari, EQUATE Group President and CEO, “The efforts of Red Crescent Society Kuwait in enabling this relief initiative is exemplary, and we thank Dr. Hilal Al Sayer, Chairman of the Society, for giving EQUATE the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way.
“We also deeply appreciate both Kuwait’s Ambassador to India, H.E. Mr. Jassem Ibrahim Al-Najim and Ambassador Sibi George, India’s ambassador to Kuwait, for their collaborative and continuous support to our business and the communities to which we are connected.”
About EQUATE Group
The EQUATE Group is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second-largest producer of ethylene glycol (EG). The Group owns and operates industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 6 million tons of ethylene, ethylene glycol (EG), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), styrene monomer (SM), paraxylene (PX), heavy aromatics (HA) and benzene (BZ). The EQUATE Group includes EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC), subsidiaries such as MEGlobal and Equipolymers. Their products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders are Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Employing more than 1,500 people worldwide, the EQUATE Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society.