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SABIC’s environmental contest attracts 6,000 children

Sixty-two students have won prizes at the Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation’s (SABIC) huge environment painting and photography contest.

The contest was held in parallel with the waste-free campaign organized by the company in collaboration with the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) in Jubail, Riyadh and Yanbu.

Over 6,000 students from 600 schools in Riyadh, Yanbu and Jubail participated in the contest.

It was organized in two parts — the first a painting contest for students aged 6-12, and the second a photography contest for students aged 12-18. The honoring ceremony was attended by Ministry of Education officials, community members, the media and SABIC and affiliate officials.

Badr Bin Mohammed Al-Otaishan, Jubail governor, honored the winning Jubail students, while Musaed Al-Sulaim, Yanbu governor, honored the winning Yanbu students.

On behalf of SABIC, Dr. Waleed Al-Shalfan, vice president for polymers, honored the winning Riyadh students.

Samir A. Al-Abdrabbuh, vice president for corporate communications, explained the goal of this contest was to encourage environmentally friendly behavior among students.

The contest is part of SABIC’s continuous CSR programs and initiatives that it undertakes in recognition of the importance of conserving the environment for future generations.

Al-Abdrabbuh pointed out that the contest’s theme was “Three Rs”, referring to “Recycle, Reuse and Reduce”.

The competition is part of a work program developed by SABIC with the aim of transforming its CSR initiatives into awareness activities and campaigns for the whole community.

The contest award committee constituted members of the General Departments of Education in Riyadh, Jubail and Yanbu, in addition to a team of SABIC talents.

By adopting such activities, the company endeavors to present its outstanding environmental performance.

SABIC’s manufacturing operations focus on mitigating its environmental footprint as much as possible and recycling chemical products manufactured at its plants.

The company also endeavors to raise community awareness on global environmental challenges, especially climate change, resource scarcity and waste recycling.

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