EQUATE supports Pakistan relief efforts

EQUATE supports Pakistan relief efforts
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Published August 31st, 2010 - 14:21 GMT

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Continuing its social responsibility efforts, EQUATE Petrochemical Company has contributed ito Pakistan’s ongoing relief efforts.

Through Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), EQUATE has donated over USD 100,000 aimed at supporting the victims of recent floods in Pakistan as part of overall solidarity expressed by the State of Kuwait.

In addition, EQUATE has provided KRCS with 1,500 packets of the Tamiflu medicine to be used by medical bodies operating in Pakistan as urged by the World Health organizations.

Following a meeting with KRCS Chairman Barjes Al-Barjes, EQUATE Corporate Relations Leader Mohammad Hatem noted the society’s international role and expertise in humanitarian causes.

Hatem hoped that such a donation would play a role in supporting the victims who are facing many challenges, stressing that EQUATE will always do its best to participate in official sustainability efforts.

In appreciation for its sustainable development efforts, EQUATE has earned His Highness the Amir Award for the Best Plant in Kuwait; Gold Award in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for Gulf private sector companies; the Award of Best Gulf Company in Recruiting Nationals; 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.

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