Kuwait's EQUATE Petrochemical Company has won two regional sustainability awards in recognition for its social responsibility and national cadres' skills development initiatives.
"The first award was the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award and the second was the Localisation Strategy of the Year Award," EQUATE Corporate Communications Leader Kholoud Al-Feeli told KUNA Thursday.
The annual awards are presented by the prestigious Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemical Middle East magazines. The winners were announced at a sparking industry evening in Abu Dhabi Wednesday with the attendance of more than 150 industry professionals.
"Equate won the two awards in recognition of its efforts in the fields of development, social responsibility, human resources development, especially from the national cadres," Al-Feeli said.
She noted that Equate has launched a plethora of social responsibility initiatives and activities in the past few months to serve the local community and materialize its slogan of "partners in success".
Al-Feeli underlined that her company is forging ahead with its plans to build capacity and upgrade the skills of human resources, particularly the national ones, through a package of human resources development and know-how exchange programs.
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.