The awards enjoyed a record number of nominations, attracting 63 entries in six highly contested categories covering occupational health and safety, process safety, the environment, resource utilisation and more.
SABIC's gross profit reached $3.79bn for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 5.03% as compared to $3.61bn in the same quarter of 2017, and an increase of 14.32% as compared to $3.31bn in the previous quarter.
The awards extended to EQUATE included the Platinum Award for Manufacturing for the 10th consecutive year, the Gold Award for Excellence in Engineering and Construction, and the Gold Award for the Best HSE Initiative.
Refining and petrochemicals manufacturing companies in the GCC have realised that advancements in HSE can bring maximum benefits to the organisation and community only when they cooperate with one other through initiatives like Responsible Care.
By applying the most effective and advanced production processes, methods, technologies and operational practices, any potential impact on the environment must be prevented, or minimised, opines Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun.