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19 July 2018

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) organised an awareness lecture on Sustainable Development Goals as part of its commitment to the cause of the environment.
Such lectures are directed at student trainees from Universities who are internes at the Company’s Academy of Leadership and Learning as well as its plants and facilities.

The Academy has developed a comprehensive programme for these trainees, which specializes in vocational and specialized coaching and includes educational lectures and workshops aimed at providing trainees with leadership skills and generating awareness on United Nations sustainable development goals.
GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said that such lectures aim at informing students about sustainable development goals and their importance as well as call for action to address and eradicate the root cause of poverty while protecting the planet. He said these goals strive for positive change for people on the planet.
The students expressed their happiness at the lectures, which they said enriched their knowledge of sustainable development goals and the importance of their implementation in various organizations, bodies and agencies.

The objectives of these goals are a global call to action for poverty eradication and human protection. These goals are based on the successes in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) as well as addressing new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, the promotion of innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice.

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly approved the implementation of 17 global sustainable development goals by 2030. These goals seek to ensure prosperity for all and to work in a spirit of partnership and pragmatism so that the right choices can be made to improve life.
These objectives provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their priorities, considering the environmental challenges.

GPIC has faced a major challenge in achieving sustainability goals in many respects. However, there have been many developments for the Company in this important area. It has made great efforts to implement the goals in its activities and programmes on a daily basis.