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EQUATE Petrochemical Company has issued its 2011 Sustainability Report. The report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework and global reporting standards.

On this occasion, EQUATE VP Technical Services Mohammad Al Benali said, "As one of the first Kuwaiti companies to issue such a report, EQUATE continues adopting and implementing various sustainability initiatives within Kuwait and beyond."

Al Benali added, "The report covers EQUATE's sustainability efforts relevant to the economy, environment, people, products, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), contributions and others."

Al Benali, who also heads EQUATE CSR Team, explained "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.

Read the report at the link.

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