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25 June 2019

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has once again achieved a high level of excellence by winning two Awards from the United Kingdom’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The Awards were presented during a ceremony under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and attended by RoSPA Vice President Lord Jordan of Bournville, dignitaries in the field of occupational safety and representatives of companies around the world.

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery received the Awards to thunderous applause from those attending, who praised the company for its global achievement in competing with 5,500 companies. GPIC was awarded the first prize for its outstanding role in the field of safety and health and safety practices in the chemical industry and the RoSPA International Award for Excellence in Health and Safety.

In a statement, Dr. Jawahery expressed pride in the company’s approach under the leadership of the Board of Directors, led by H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al-Sharyan, especially with regard to investing in human resources.

He said the board has taken great care to organise courses and workshops for the employees to help train and qualify them. He said GPIC’s primary concern lies in the safety of individuals and not on making profits.

"The Management and entire team are committed to working in accordance with balanced policies approved by the Board of Directors,” he said. “We are all keen to follow up on the implementation of the principles of safety and maintain the company's achievements.”

He said GPIC has been very keen to maintain excellence in the field of safety for many years. “We are proud of this for many years and of annual Awards we get from RoSPA.”

He said the company has worked on setting up a variety of activities related to safety and health and is keen on the implementing a comprehensive management system aimed at promoting and continuously developing performance, while increasing profitability and efficiency.

Dr. Jawahery stressed the company's determination to continue its plans to raise the level of performance in the field of safety, health, environment and accident prevention, which it views as one of its administrative pillars.

He said GPIC’s frequent wins Awards over the last few years is proof of its efforts in the field of safety, health and the environment.

Dr. Jawahery thanked the Kingdom of Bahrain’s wise Leadership for the attention and patronage to the petrochemical industry and its interest in safety, health and environment issues.

The industry-leading RoSPA Award for Health and Safety Practices is recognized as one of the most prestigious Awards in the industry. These are highly valued and widely shared by organizations across the world. RoSPA recognizes the achievements of health management systems and safety, including practices related to participation in leadership and manpower.