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13 November 2017

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has been awarded the Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the private sector by the Rabat, Morocco-based Agricultural Management Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).

Company General Manager Manufacturing Mr. Fadhel Al Ansari received the Award on behalf of its President, Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, during the opening session of a meeting of Islamic Countries’ Environment Ministers.

In a statement, Dr. Jawahery said the achievement reaffirms the sound strategies of the Company's Board of Directors and their care for the environment.

He said the Company's environmental systems are showcased through projects within the complex as well as by support to programmes and its activities for institutions and associations.

Dr. Jawahery said the Award’s Supreme Committee, a 13-member jury consisting of arbitrators from the Islamic world, took its decision after due process of screening and evaluation, characterized by transparency and justice.

He said the Award has been instituted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to serve the environment and to support, promote and encourage individuals, government and private institutions and civil societies in the Islamic world to improve efficiency of environmental work.

Dr. Jawahery exhorted all employees to double efforts and build on achievements with their professional skills and continue to support GPIC's vision and mission. He praised employees’ efforts and their commitment to the environment and for striving to establish a culture of environmental care among the community.

The ceremony was attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasna, the sister of the Moroccan monarch, and the head of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment. Ambassadors of Islamic countries in Morocco were also present.

The Award is a grant from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to develop Islamic environmental work. It is supervised by the General Authority for Meteorology and the Environmental Protection in Saudi Arabia, while ISESCO administers the work of its general secretariat.

The Award aims at establishing and embracing a broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world and consolidating sound environmental management principles and practices. It also aims at motivating Islamic countries to take care of the concept of sustainable development, encourage scientific research and direct it to take care of environmental management and its applications, as well as mobilize efforts to find innovative scientific and practical solutions to current and future environmental problems, besides contributing efforts to improve people’s lives.