Schlumberger employees volunteered to plant 1,000 trees
Schlumberger Kuwait employees and their families kicked off a campaign for a greener Kuwait this week by personally planting a thousand trees in the Southern camping region of Kuwait, just weeks ahead of the country’s 50th independence, 20th liberation, and 5th anniversary of His Highness the Amir’s rule.
Schlumberger employees, their families, and friends volunteered their time to make social rounds across the Southern camps, where they planted the trees and inspired hundreds of campers to take care of them in the long-term.
Schlumberger Kuwait General Manager, Maen Razouqi said: “Planting over a thousand trees was an ambitious goal that we were able to realize with the help of our families, friends, and the campers we came across the Kuwaiti desert. However, it was only the first step towards the more ambitious goal in inspiring our community to promote greener towns and cities in Kuwait in line with the recommendations of Kuwait Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for healthier, cleaner air. And with the support we’ve received from the hundreds of campers we came across, we are very optimistic about the future.”
Operating in Kuwait for over 70 years, Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide.
Over the last few years, Schlumberger has excelled in its responsibility to protect the environment through the application of a global Environmental Standard, bringing improvements most notably in relation to waste and water management, and the promotion of greener communities.
Schlumberger Kuwait Public Relations Officer, Esra Alhabib said: “‘Ishtilha’ is Schlumberger Kuwait’s first environmental initiative for 2011, and we have been truly blown away by the commitment invested in this initiative by the community. This is a very exciting start to more employee-driven environmental initiatives in the future.”
This initiative is one of many of Schlumberger Kuwait’s social and community initiatives in the country. The company has also helped encourage students explore the science field in Kuwait through its integrated global Schlumberger Excellence in Education Program (SEED) program, which is a volunteer-based, nonprofit education program founded in 1998 that empowers employee-volunteers and educators—including teachers, parents and other mentors—to share their passion for learning and science with students aged 10 to18 years. The SEED learning-while-doing (LWD) methodology draws on the technology and science expertise of our volunteers to engage students in global issues, such as water, energy and climate change.
Schlumberger Kuwait also endorses competitions in Kuwait that drive youth to excel in scientific thinking and creativity.
Schlumberger is taking part in the Kuwait Science Fair competition, again in its third chapter. The competition is the largest science competition across more than 100 Kuwaiti schools setting to inspire- and reward- students to excel in the math and science fields through innovative projects and solutions.
Schlumberger Kuwait is also a golden sponsor of “6aqa,” an annual Kuwaiti pre-engineering design competition supported by the Ministry of Education, which reaches out to high school students across the country with an interest to excel in mathematics, physics, and engineering.