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13 March 2018

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) hosted a delegation from the United States’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources on March 8.


The visitors were received by General Manager Manufacturing Mr. Fadhel Al Ansari, members of the Executive Management, Labour Union Chairman and officials.


Mr. Al Ansari conveyed to them the greetings of GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery and expressed a desire to enhance cooperation in the fields of environmental conservation and working towards achieving United Nations sustainable environmental objectives.

Mr. Al Ansari explained to the guests the Company’s strategy support towards achieving 17 United Nations environmental goals. He spoke about the Company’s achievements in the area and the local, regional and global awards it had won.

GPIC Information, Technology and Knowledge Manager Mr.  Adnan Al Mahmood, reviewed the Company's most important achievements in the fields of safety, quality and environmental protection. He particularly spoke of the carbon dioxide recovery plant, which contributes significantly to reduce harmful emissions resulting from factory operations.

The delegation also learnt about training programmes at the Learning and Leadership Academy and the e-learning center. They also took a tour of the complex, where they inspected the manufacturing and environmental projects that reflect the harmony between the industry and the environment.

They visited the HRH Princess Sabeeka Aromatic Plants Garden and the Medicinal Plants and Herbs Garden, which preserves and grows rare medicinal herbs used since ancient times for therapeutic purposes. They went to the charity fish farm and the bird sanctuary before being treated to a luncheon in their honour.

The visitors expressed admiration at GPIC’s success, as an example of GCC cooperation, and described the visit as an opportunity to become acquainted with Bahraini companies committed to preserving the environment. This, they said, confirms Bahrain’s leadership and commitment to a clean industry.