EQUATE Launches “ELEVATE” A Groundbreaking Global Program to Support Employee Equality and Diversity

Kuwait, March 18, 2019 — The EQUATE Group is taking employee equality and diversity to new heights, launching its “ELEVATE” program within the Group’s companies around the world and the community at large. The program is sponsored by EQUATE CEO and President Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran and endorsed by the EQUATE Management Team.

“ELEVATE” is part of EQUATE’s continued investment in its human capital as a driver for its sustainability strategy, which  aligns with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the New Kuwait 2035 vision.  . The launch was held on International Women’s Day March 8 and provided all global employees with the opportunity to recognize and celebrate of the women in their lives and the women of  EQUATE.

Explaining the program’s goal, EQUATE Senior Executive for Corporate Communications & Government Affairs, Dr. Abeer Al-Omar, said: “At EQUATE, we are reaffirming out commitment to equality and diversity within our group and will be sharing our learnings with our communities. We aim to achieve our goals by identifying opportunities and encouraging a better understanding to the contribution of a sound diversity policy generates ideas, conversations, and can lead to greater mobility and prosperity in line with the overall business objectives.”

“ELEVATE” is another example of a program supported by the EQUATE Group that demonstrates its commitment to sustainability, partnering with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers in the fields of human development, environment, education, health, as well as public awareness.


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, 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), as well as a number of subsidiaries such as MEGlobal and Equipolymers. Their products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The 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. Visit www.equate.com for more information.