Awards for making strides in investing and managing workplace risks
KUWAIT: EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, recently added to its growing list of accomplishments by receiving three awards at the 2018 American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) GCC Excellence Awards.
During the ceremony, EQUATE’s Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Director Mohammad Al-Shamary, said: “Achieving excellence is not about tools and policies, but it is about having an integrated EH&S culture This is an essential part of the company’s success and we will continue to strive to get even better in our EH&S practices. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our people, communities and the environment. It is an honor to be recognized by ASSE for excellence in our EH&S efforts.”
Organized by the Kuwait Chapter of ASSE, the award ceremony is an annual event that recognizes the Arabian Gulf region’s organizations that have made significant strides in investing and managing workplace risks and developing EH&S performance. The awards extended to EQUATE included the Platinum Award for Manufacturing for the 10th consecutive year, the Gold Award for Excellence in Engineering & Construction and finally the Gold Award for the Best HSE Initiative.
EQUATE’s EH&S achievements include a number of initiatives, such as Kuwait’s only seawater cooling towers, Kuwait’s first CO2 recovery project as well as having the first Kuwaiti agreement to reduce CO2 emissions in ocean transportation. EQUATE is the first petrochemical company in the Middle East to obtain the new Responsible Care (RC) 14001:2015 certification from DNV-GL.
The EQUATE Group is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG). The Group has industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 5 million tons of Ethylene, EG, Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders include Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). The Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society.