Qapco showcases sustainability know-how
Doha, April 24, 2014
Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), a leading petrochemical firm, is showcasing its water utilisation technologies and environmental preservation programmes at the QP Environment Fair (QPEF) 2014 that opened today (April 24) in Doha.
Held under the patronage of Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and chairman & managing director of Qatar Petroleum (QP), QP’s Environment Fair is an annual platform that brings together oil and gas corporations and the public.
The 8th edition of the four-day QPEF is held under the theme "Use of Water in the Oil and Gas Industry".
Dr Mohammed Yousef Al Mulla, vice chairman and CEO of Qapco, said: “Corporations like Qapco have the responsibility to optimize the impact of their operations on the environment, the economy and society.
“At Qapco, the concepts of sustainable development are embedded within our strategy, from our daily operations to our products. Environmental management is more than a compliance exercise; it is part of our commitment to grow stronger by managing our impact from every angle, including the environment and in particular water management.”
Qapco engaged with the public and the many children that visited the fair via an array of entertaining and educating activities and fun workshops, aimed at raising awareness amongst the community about the importance of preserving water at home.
Qapco launched an activity book that was distributed to the children where they could test their knowledge about water and reduce water usage at home through easy practical steps.
“The QPEF is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the youth. Through positive interactions, we can further strengthen the role and active participation of the youth in environmental protection. We are all part of the change. We can all make a difference in shaping a sustainable future,” Dr Al Mulla said.
Qapco also shed light on its newly launched internal Water Conservation campaign “Save Water, Save the Planet”. Led by its Environment Section, Qapco employees embarked on an innovative “Reduce your water usage at home” contest.
The employees that will reduce the most their water usage over the course of 3 months will win the competition. The aim of the contest is to track water usage, in order to use water effectively and reduce our water consumption, by adopting environmentally friendly practices. – TradeArabia News Service