Winners Revealed at 3rd GPCA Responsible Care Excellence Awards
The Awards took place on the sidelines of the 5th GPCA Responsible Care Conference on 6 September 2023 in the Ritz-Carlton, Manama, Bahrain
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, has announced the winners of the 3rd GPCA Responsible Care Excellence Awards, which took place on the sidelines of the 5th GPCA Responsible Care Conference on 6 September 2023 in the Ritz-Carlton, Manama, Bahrain.
The awards enjoyed an excellent engagement, attracting 82 entries in six brand new categories covering Performance Metrics (Operational Excellence), Process Safety, Sustainable Environmental Protection, Rising Star Award, Community Awareness, and Responsible Partner.
OQ won in the ‘Performance Metrics (Operational Excellence) Award’ category, while SABIC was announced as the runner up.
SABIC won the ‘Process Safety Award’ for its Process Safety Competency Development Program (PSCDP), and Petro Rabigh came in second for its Tier 3 Loss of Primary Containment (LOPC) Dashboard.
Sadara scooped the ‘Sustainable Environmental Protection Award’ for its Sustainable Energy
Waste Heat Recovery project, while QAPCO was selected by the judges as a runner up in this category for its Waste Reduction and Management Near Zero Liquid Discharge (NZLD) project.
The ‘Community Awareness Award’ was bestowed upon GPIC for its Environment Lectures and Research Program (Community Engagement and Partnerships), while Ma’aden won second place for its Schools of Excellence.
Fatima Al Abdulghani from QAPCO and Mohammad Mnahi Almutairi from PIC won joint first place in the ‘Rising Star Award’ category. The Rising Star Award, dedicated to GPCA full members, is aimed at encouraging a young employee who has demonstrated exceptional creative performance in EHS&S to enter the Awards and gain recognition.
Commenting on the Awards, Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA, said: “This year’s GPCA Responsible Care Excellence Awards demonstrated huge success in collaboration and EHS&S
improvement projects across the chemical industry in the region. The participating companies and individuals demonstrated great commitment to EHS&S and Responsible Care®, which was evident across all entries in 2023. I take this opportunity to congratulate all winners, runners-up, as well as everyone who entered the awards for their great work and dedication to driving excellence across environment, health, safety, security, and the environment.”
Now in their 3rd edition, the GPCA Responsible Care Excellence Awards were established to share practical, evidence-based initiatives. The Awards serve as the mechanism to recognize outstanding EHS&S performance across GPCA member companies in the region and raise EHS&S standards.
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