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27 May 2019

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) held an Annual Family Health and Safety evening at the Gulf Hotel.

Company President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, members of the Executive Management, Labour Union Chairman and representatives, employees and their families attended.

Dr. Jawahery, speaking on the occasion, welcomed the guests and conveyed to them the greetings of the Chairman and the Board Members.

He thanked the employees and their families for their keenness to attend the event, an occasion for staff to meet as one family during the holy month and to celebrate the Company's efforts and programmes.

He said the even was also an occasion to shed light on the measures the Company has taken to comply with the 17 United Nations Development Goals in all its activities and daily programmes that contribute in one way or another to achieving them, especially the eradication of poverty, the protection of the planet and the improvement of living standards of future generations. He stressed the importance of these actions in consolidating the global concept of workers and their families.

Dr. Jawahery said the Management is keen to build bridges with employees’ families to draw their attention to the importance of spreading awareness of these goals and make them an inherent part of their daily lives.

He spoke of the employees’ commitment at the workplace and said the company would continue to contribute in one way or another to achieve these sustainable goals. He said GPIC had already entered a new era by taking part in global sustainability initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact. It is now focussing more on leadership, cooperation, innovation and youth empowerment.

Dr. Jawahery thanked the Chairman and members of the organizing Committee and said they had made great efforts in preparing for the family gathering.

The event was held in a family atmosphere that emphasized the uniqueness of the family spirit prevalent among employees. Prizes were awarded to children who won competitions, including a drawing and colouring contest and writing articles on the United Nations goals of sustainable development. The event also featured variety programmes, popular music and entertainment. Food and drinks were offered to all those present.

The organizing Committee has also prepared educational publications that promote the United Nations development goals and organized competitions that aimed to raise awareness in the field.