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GPIC receives Arab social responsibility award

Manama, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) Human Resources Manager Najat Mohammed Sharif has received the Arab Social Responsibility Award for 2018 on the company's behalf.

The Award, instituted by the Arab Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACSEN), was handed over during its 11th annual celebration in in the presence of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)'s Head of Civil Aviation Shaikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi.

GPIC's success in the field of social and environmental activities and sustainable development has brought to the fore its role in reducing environmental damage resulting from factory operations.

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said they are happy at winning such Awards since this is an indication of the company's success. He also praised GPIC's continuous efforts and dedication in all fields.

He said GPIC already has a string of achievements that confirm its solid approach and the precision of its strategic vision in the field of community service. Dr. Jawahery praised the important role played of the Arab Network for corporate social responsibility in supporting and enhancing a commitment to sustainable development.

He said the network, launched in 2004, has now become one of the most important platforms for sustainable development and community service and seeks to promote partnerships by launching transparent and credible Awards.

Dr. Jawahery said winning this award reinforces the company's role in its active contribution in supporting social and economic issues that contribute to the well-being of citizens. He stressed the importance of CSR since it contributes to stimulating employment opportunities and reduces unemployment rates.

He said GPIC gives great importance to training programmes of employees in all disciplines according to the national industrial strategy, in addition to incorporating the principles of social responsibility and sustainability.

Arab Network for Corporate Social Responsibility President and CEO Habiba Al Marashi praised GPIC's leadership in the field of social responsibility through its adoption of the principles within its strategy. She expressed confidence in the Company's ability to continue on its successful path of pursuing a sound scientific approach in its performance as well as having the ability to develop appropriate mechanisms, strategies and plans to enhance its activities.

The event also featured case studies of leaders in the corporate social responsibility sector in the Arab world. It also brought together some of the best thinkers from the Arab world and beyond in the field of social responsibility who discussed the latest and the most pressing issues to advance sustainable development.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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