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Equate Group issues sustainability report

KUWAIT, 9 days ago

Kuwait-based Equate Group, continuing its role as a global petrochemical enterprise committed to sustainability, has issued its 2015-2016 sustainability report that details its combined performance after acquiring MEGlobal in 2015.

As the fifth account of its type issued since 2012, the group’s Sustainability Report 2015-2016 was developed according to the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to cover the company’s locations in Kuwait, UAE, Canada and the US, said a statement from Equate.

In addition, it details the company’s Sustainability Strategy 2025, it said.

Equate’s president and chief executive officer Dr Ramesh Ramachandran, said: “The group seeks to create sustainable development through the triple bottom line of economy, society and the environment in all our locations.”

“Sustainability is a core strategic objective that we want to achieve with our stakeholders. It is applicable to every aspect of our enterprise, and is not an expression that we use lightly,” he said.

Covering a number of sustainability topics, major highlights from the report include:
* Total amount of community investments reached $2.8 million in 2015 and 2016;
* An increase in the economic value retained from zero to $37.5 million during 2015 to 2016;
* An increase of over 119 per cent in the direct economic value generated from $1.619 million to $3.557 million throughout 2015 to 2016;
* A decrease of over 58,000 tonnes of direct greenhouse gas emissions representing a 1.14 per cent reduction between 2015 and 2016;
* An achieved goal of zero regulatory fines;

“Having launched our Sustainability Strategy 2025 during 2016, we renewed our focus and plan to enhance the impact of our activities throughout the world. The strategy consists of 16 initiatives identified under three core themes – Build, Innovate and Impact. These are elements that we aspire to achieve in all parts of our business,” added Dr Ramachandran. – TradeArabia News Service




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