Board Member of the Gulf Petrochemical & Chemical Association (GPCA) and Chairman of GPCA Responsible Care Committee
President of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), Bahrain
Responsible Care Leadership Group (RCLG) Opening Speech
Tuesday 21 September 2010 – Dubai, UAE
Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the Chairman and Board of Directors of the Gulf Petrochemical & Chemical Association (GPCA) and GPCA’s Responsible Care Committee, I would like to welcome you all to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
We appreciate your presence here today with us in the Arabian Gulf region, knowing that most of you have travelled for many hours to get here. We also appreciate your decision to accept GPCA’s invitation to hold the RCLG meeting here in Dubai.
I would like to confirm that GPCA is fully committed to Responsible Care and to in ensuring that the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf and Middle East Region is “a responsible global player”.
As you are aware, our region is steadily becoming a more significant player in the chemical business. Our chemical products are being used throughout the Globe and our production facilities are becoming world scale both in terms of production capacities and reach. This places a significant responsibility on our shoulders to become a team player in the world’s chemical family. Therefore, GPCA is demonstrating its commitment to the chemical industry through its membership application to the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).
We at GPCA wish to re-emphasise the vision of ICCA’s President, Mr. Christian Jourquin, to demonstrate to local governments and to regional and international intergovernmental organisations, as well as to the public at large, that our chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf and Middle East region is a reliable, willing and responsible partner in meeting global sustainability objectives.
We are sure that during your meetings over the following three days, you will be able to discuss, review and further enhance the Global chemical industry through Responsible Care. We are also confident that the GPCA members will work with you to make our industry even more reliable, safe and sustainable.
We wish you a very successful gathering and once again welcome you to Dubai and assure you that GPCA and its members are eager to work with you and be part of ICCA as willing and contributing team members.
Enjoy your meeting.