Issue 80 - January 2013
KHALEEJIEH Newsletter issued by Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company
Company wins “ROSPA” Award
You read in this issue Lord Jordan Presents Chemical Sectors Health and Safety Shield to GPIC Chairman
GPIC receives Corporate Risk Management Certification Iso 31000
GPIC Wins American Society Award for Training and Development
ROSPA Presents Mr. Jawahery with Excellence Award
GPIC participates in the First GCC Environment and Sports Conference
GPIC Wins the CSR Award 2012
GPIC Celebrates the Annual Day
Minister of Industry & Commerce Visits GPIC Complex
GPIC honours female employees on the occasion of Bahraini Women’s Day celebrations
“Product Stewardship” workshop visits GPIC
GPIC participates in the Third GPCA Fertilizer Convention
Distinguished professor, Ms. Baria Alamuddin in GPIC
P.O.Box 26730 Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, Tel: (+973)17731777, Fax: (+973)17731047 Web page: http://www.gpic.com Email Address: email@example.com This newsletter is issued by the Khaleejieh team at GPIC
Message from the President ... PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Dear Reader, As we mark the country's glorious National Day and the Accession of His Majesty to the rule of the country and as we celebrate the New Year 2013, I am pleased to extend to you my best wishes and would also like to seize this opportunity to wish the Kingdom of Bahrain further growth and progress. As usual, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company has continued its success and achievements over the past twelve months. The policies drawn up by the Board of Directors, led by HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs have enabled the Company's employees to make an effective contribution through their loyalty, sense of responsibility and commitment to teamwork. This end of the year publication comes as a culmination of the achievements of 2012, an eventful period, the most notable moment of which was the turnaround operation, the biggest ever in the Companyâ€™s history. It was carried out during November 2012 with the involvement of around 4,000 people daily. One of the key landmarks during the year was GPIC's winning of the RoSPA Shield for the Chemicals Sector, marking recognition of the Company for the 12th successive year. This is an historic feat, never achieved by any other organization. GPIC is therefore the only company to achieve such a precedent in its safety record. Other notable landmarks achieved through the year include the Company winning the Arabian CSR Award and received the Risk Management Certification for the ISO 31000 standard. This edition of Khaleejieh highlights numerous activities and events in which the Company has participated, both locally and abroad. The publication also sheds light on GPIC's community participation in which the Company forms a partnership with various civil society organizations. We wish to thank everyone who has actually contributed to such events and achievements and look forward to even better results to come.
Abdul Rahman Jawahery, GPIC President 3
A historic achievement ... Lord Jordan Presents Chemical Sectors Health and Safety Shield to GPIC Chairman
HE Lord Bill Jordan, Chairman of the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) presented the Chemical Sectors Shield for Health and Safety to HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman. The presentation took place in the presence of HE Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, GPIC Managing Director, Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery, GPIC President and Mrs. Teresa Budworth, NEBOSH Chief Executive.
of the soundness of the Company’s policy with regard to occupational safety, health and the environment. He noted in this regard that the Company pursued very strict policies in all phases of operations in addition to the continuous efforts aimed at improving procedures and updating the equipment to keep abreast of all developments in this respect.
for their high professionalism in applying the strategies and policies drawn up by the Board of Directors. He also expressed his appreciation to the employees for their remarkable commitment and loyalty in their job performance and understanding of the importance of avoiding potential risks. During the meeting, HE Lord Jordan, RoSPA Chairman expressed his sincere thanks to the GPIC Chairman for his hospitality and expressed his best wishes to GPIC for its outstanding achievements during 2012 which he felt was part of the excellent achievements during the year. He added that the RoSPA Shield won by the Company for the 12th year is a deserved recognition for this company which is known for its strict compliance with international health, safety and environmental standards.
GPIC Chairman expressed his thanks and appreciation to RoSPA officials for their impartiality and professionalism in the selection RoSPA earlier announced process confirming that this GPIC’s win of this year’s shield historic win would encourage the following fierce competition with Company to be more committed more than 5,300 international with regard to international companies. standards in the area of safety. He pointed out that the Company HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali expressed has actually launched a number his pride for the Company’s of initiatives to promote the historic achievement as GPIC safety culture in the community was able to win this trophy for and making it a daily behavior the 12th successive time, an at home, on the road and at the unprecedented achievement in workplace. Meanwhile, Mr. Abdul Rahman the petrochemical sector. Jawahery expressed his thanks Concluding, the GPIC Chairman to HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa He added that this successive win congratulated the Board members for receiving HE Lord Jordan who of this Shield is a demonstration and executive management members presented him with a new award
to be added to the rich record of GPIC which was able through the acumen of His Excellency and efficiency of his colleagues members of the Board to realize many achievements which are highly appreciated by everyone. He added this is a clear evidence of the international standards enjoyed by local and Gulf companies in the area of safety.
keeping with raising efficiency and profitability levels as well as reducing costs.
Mr. Jawahery added continuation in this manner will certainly help maintain the highest levels of performance in the areas of health, safety and accident prevention which are some of the cornerstones of management upon which all the Companyâ€™s The GPIC President also praised decisions are based. He expressed the keenness of members of his pride and delight that the the Board to strictly apply Company repeatedly competed the policies of the Board of against leading international Directors for ensuring the companies since its inception highest levels of safety and health which was clear evidence of the in all stages of manufacture and soundness of its safety and health production. He stressed that the policies. executive management received infinite support from the This Shield is awarded on the basis Board Chairman and members of evaluating various elements designed to develop the safety related to management of the performance and standards in safety, health and environment
system in the companies which include strength of leadership, effective communication, risk analysis, performance assessment and personal initiative. RoSPA is a UK non-profit organization established in 1917 with the aim of enhancing safety and prevention of accidents in all walks of life whether at home, work, on the road or in any place. The Association has 120-staff members covering a wide range of disciplines and is chaired by Lord Jordan and enjoys the patronage of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
GPIC receives Corporate Risk Management Certification ISO 31000
and as part of a plan drawn up 10 years ago enabling it to receive several quality certificates in energy management systems and such other quality certificates.
HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman received from HE Lord Bill Jordan, Chairman of the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) the corporate risk management certificate ISO 31000 won by the Company following a comprehensive and detailed audit by the British Standards Organisation that awards this certificate. The event was attended by HE Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director, Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery, GPIC President and Mrs. Teresa Budworth, Chief Executive of the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH).
congratulated the Company for winning yet another quality certification and Mr. Jawahery for winning the Excellence Award which was a cause of pride for all the Company’s employees and yet another evidence confirming the high standard enjoyed by national leaderships of local industrial companies.
GPIC Chairman praised GPIC’s win of the ISO 31000 certification which involved certifying the Company for a series of systems and standards for evaluation and identification of the potential risks. He noted that GPIC is the first Company in this sector that wins this certification in the Middle East. He also expressed his thanks and appreciation to the RoSPA officials for their neutrality and professionalism in the selection process. He
RoSPA is a UK non-profit organization established in 1917 with the aim of enhancing safety and prevention of accidents in all walks of life whether at home, work, on the road or in any place. The Association has 120-staff members covering a wide range of disciplines and The Company’s win of the ISO is chaired by Lord Jordan and 31000 certification comes as an enjoys the patronage of HM extension of the international Queen Elizabeth II. quality certificates received by GPIC in a wide range of activities
Concluding, he warmly welcomed the visit by HE Lord Bill Jordan to the Kingdom of Bahrain to have a close look at the successful operations of GPIC. Meanwhile, Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery expressed his great pleasure at receiving this certificate which confirmed the continuation of the Company’s policy of compliance with international standards. He also thanked GPIC Chairman and reiterated his appreciation of the latter’s constant follow up of the Company’s operations and activities to meet all its requirements and to maintain its success.
GPIC is proud of its high international reputation in the petrochemical industry that enabled it to win several local and international awards and recognition. In the safety, health and environment area, GPIC won the Robert Campbell Safety. Health and Environment Award from the National Safety Council of the US. Earlier, the company received the Sir George Earle Shield from RoSPA, hence becoming the only organization to receive the two awards o n the world level.
GPIC Wins American Society Award for Training and Development
HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and Chairman of GPIC expressed his delight at the Company winning the Award of the American Society for Training and Development. He confirmed once again how serious are the efforts being made by the Company to provide a world class work environment and reaffirmed the commitment of the Board of Directors to continue to develop the skills and professional and personal experiences of the local national employees, so that the Company will be the best place to work in the region.
HE the Chairman pointed out that the petrochemical sector is witnessing a highly competitive era, one which highlights the vital role played by employees with specialised skills and experience. This highly esteemed recognition from the American Society for Training and Development is therefore confirmation that GPIC has already committed to the application of best practices in training and developing the Companyâ€™s individuals and teams.
For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery sincere thanks and appreciation to HE Shaikh Isa for receiving him. He confirmed his own passion to continue to organise programmes to This came during a meeting where develop human resources Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, within all divisions, as part of GPIC President, presented to efforts to promote the welfare the Chairman the American of staff and develop their Society Award for Training professional potential. Mr. and Development, which was Jawahery concluded by thanking won this year (2012) by GPIC HE Shaikh Isa, members of the amid fierce competition from a Board of Directors, members of number of major international the executive management and companies. GPIC thus became all employees for their efforts, the first company in the Middle which together had enabled the East top earn such a high award, company to win this prestigious granted by this specialised award. international professional association and designed to The President received the honoured institutions who are award during a ceremony held on committed to adopting the October 3 2012 in Washington, best practices in improving the USA. which was attended by a working environment by focusing number of senior representatives of companies from different on training and development.
countries of the world. The prize is awarded to companies that implement and adopt standards and clear criteria in the field of work, such as the inclusion of training objectives as part of individual performance and the implementation of a systematic link between training and professional performance and the adoption of clear blending between different training methods in addition to the visible support of the leadership of the company. The American Society for Training and Development was established in 1943 and is considered to be the largest and most prestigious organisation dealing with training and human resources development. The Society has traditionally honoured companies with a variety of important awards and certificates. Various institutions and public and private companies around the world agree that the Society has by and large realised its vision to become the world leader in the field of specialist learning and workplace performance. The Society operates in more than 100 countries, is linked through more than 130 local branches and has more than 30 partners worldwide. Members work in thousands of organisations of all sizes as independent consultants.
ROSPA Presents Mr. Jawahery with Excellence Award
HE Lord Bill Jordan, Chairman of the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to His Highness the Prime Minister and GPIC Chairman the Excellence Award won this year by Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery, GPIC President. The award was presented in the presence of HE Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, GPIC Managing Director, Mr. Jawahery and Mrs. Teresa Budworth, NEBOSH Chief Executive. RoSPA had earlier announced the win by Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery, GPIC President of this yearâ€™s Excellence Award in recognition of his enormous efforts for more than a decade in promoting occupational safety culture, improvement of the work environment and support to human resources. HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali said he was proud of such recognition received by Mr. Jawahery, President of one of the most
well-established international organizations concerned with promoting and spreading concepts of safety and prevention of accidents. He described Mr. Jawahery as one of the most prominent leaders of industry who makes the Kingdom proud.
He praised the high reputation enjoyed by the Company as a result of the balanced style of applying international standards related to industrial activities in addition to commitment to its social responsibility.
Meanwhile , Lord Jordan On this occasion, GPIC Chairman p re s e n t e d the awards to p r a i s e d t h e o u t s t a n d i n g both Mr. Jawahery and GPIC underlined that the professionalism of all the and Companyâ€™s employees and their Excellence Award constituted sincerity in carrying out their an international recognition of duties and responsibilities in his contributions and continuous addition to their compliance with input in the application of safety requirements and seeking occupational safety standards and principles in the workplace. to enhance their awareness. He added it represented an HE GPIC Chairman described appreciation of the high level the Excellence Award as the of dedication shown by GPIC first of its kind to be given to President since assuming the an Arab personality throughout leadership of the Company to the Arab world as it does not apply his own style of leadership. only represent an international on receiving recognition of the professionalism Commenting of Mr. Jawahery but it is also an the Award, Mr. Abdul Rahman appreciation of the industrial Jawahery expressed his sincere edifice that he has taken part thanks and appreciation to HE in its growth and success over Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa so many years of hard work. for receiving the Excellence
Award and the Corporate Risk Management Award ISO 31000 from HE Lord Jim and praised the strong support he personally received from HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa and all members of the Companyâ€™s Board. He further said that the personal care and continuous follow up of the GPIC operations contributed to creating an ideal work environment that allowed the labour force to contribute and to achieve their goals. RoSPA Chairman Lord Bill Jordan presented the Excellence Award at a major ceremony held in Glasgow, UK, held under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth II and in the presence of a large gathering of international figures. Mr. Jawahery already has a record of remarkable achievements as he was elected in June 2010 as Deputy Chairman of the International Fertilizer Association and member of the IFA Executive Board. This selection is testament of
the significant development witnessed by the Fertilizer industry in the Gulf region and high efficiency of the leaders of the industry. Mr. Jawahery has been appointed as Shura Council members for three successive terms of office and is also a Board member of the National Oil and Gas Authority, Oil & Gas Holding Company in addition to his membership of the Bapco Board of Directors. Mr. Jawahery also chairs InJaz Bahrain and is a founder member of the Bahrain Te c h n o l o g y Tr a n s f e r Association and a founder member of the Campbell Institute. He is also a member of the Constituent Committee of the Campbell Institute
at the National Safety Council, USA. On the regional level, GPIC President is a member of the Board of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association in addition to his Chairmanship of the Responsible Care Committee of the Association. He is also a member of the Board of Arab Fertilizer Association.
GPIC participates in the First GCC Environment and Sports Conference Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the personal representative of His Majesty The King and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and Bahrain Olympic Committee President, the First GCC Environment and Sports Conference of GCC countries was opened on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Ritz-Carlton. The Conference, which took
place from October 20 to 22, was organised to comply with the directives of Their Highnesses and Excellences, the Heads of Gulf Olympic Committees who supported the idea of the conference during their last meeting, which was held in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Participants included a wide range of world renowned companies in the oil and gas industry and the development of environmentally friendly technologies, in addition to leading companies in the region
“the company’s stand included induction means on the nature of the work at the company and its commitment to all environmental standards”
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad and H.H. Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad visited GPIC’s stand and expressed their pleasure at GPIC’s keenness to support the environment to all environmental standards and about the Company’s H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin contribution to support the Hamad Al Khalifa, the personal safeguarding of the environment representative of H.M. the King through its diverse projects, and H.H. Sheikh Nasser bin visible within its industrial Hamad Al Khalifa, honoured the complex and which have been GPIC booth with a visit, where recognised through local, regional they were welcomed by Mr. and global awards in the areas of Zuhair Tawfiqi, Public Relations health, safety and environment. Manager, who conveyed the greeting of Mr. Abdulrahman Their Highnesses expressed Jawahery, GPIC President, who their pleasure at GPIC’s keenness is currently outside Bahrain. to support the environment, Their Highnesses were briefed also the establishment of on the Company’s commitment outstanding projects within its and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
industrial complex and noted the Company’s commitment to support all events that work towards consolidating interest in the environment. It is worth mentioning, that H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Personal Representative of H.M the King, during the event handed over an honorary shield to Mr. Zuhair Tawfiqi in recognition of the Company’s environmental activities.
GPIC Employees Lauded for Winning CSR Award 2012 ... Chairman: GPIC has Focused on CSR along with its Concern for Operations
GPIC Chairman HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs said the company’s win of the Arab Network CSR Award for medium size enterprises is cause of pride for all the employees of this pioneering Company. Winning this award is clear evidence of the success of the Company’s co-operative policy and its commitment to corprorate social responsibility that goes beyond mere charitable work. The remarks were made during a meeting between GPIC Chairman and Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President who presented him with the award given annually by the Arab Network for Social Corporate Responsibility. HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa expressed his pride and that of all members of the Board and Company’s employees for winning this prestigious award. He reiterated that GPIC attaches great significance to corporate social responsibility to overcome the major challenges facing our society today such as the issues of economic development, education, health and protection of the environment which are of equal importance as that given to the development of operations and productivity. He renewed his confidence in the ability of GPIC to further enhance its success by pursuing
by the Arab Network for Corporate Social Responsibility and described it as one of the most significant programmes that finds a great response from all the Arab companies and enterprises seeking to win such prestigious award, that enjoys the support of the UN Charter. This gives the award winners an In this context, the chairman international recognition of their expressed his appreciation of practices in the area of corporate the efforts made by Mr. Abdul social responsibility. Rahman Jawahery and members lauded the of the executive management Mr. Jawahery to meet the Company’s social tremendous support given by obligations and dedicating HE Shaikh Isa bin Al Al Khalifa all the Company’s resources and the efforts made by the for supporting civil society Company’s management and all organizations and community its employees. He also praised initiatives to achieve tangible and the sound approach followed by sustainable results. He noted that the GPIC Board of Directors and the Company’s achievements its strategic vision to community were made possible through the service. He praised the enormous combined efforts and sincerity commitment shown by the Board of all the staff members who to corporate social responsibility worked with a remarkable team as a highly significant element spirit to achieve the objectives that contributes to motivate of the shareholders. HE Shaikh business opportunities. Ali praised the role played by his statement, the GPIC Workers Trade Union Concluding and its stands in supporting the Mr. Jawahery expressed his workers’ issues and gains of the thanks to the Board Chairman and members for their organization. professionalism in drawing up the On the other hand, GPIC Company’s strategies and their President said this major award encouragement not only to the comes as recognition of the management team members but continuous and determined also to all the employees making efforts made by the Company the Company become a major towards its corporate social landmark in Gulf industry. responsibility. He also praised the Award programme offered On this occasion, GPIC held a proper and sound scientific approach in its performance in addition to having the ability to put the appropriate mechanisms and strategies in place for its business activities and enhancing its international position n to be able to overcome the world petrochemicals market.
a ceremony at its complex attended by HE Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director, members of the executive management, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the GPIC Workers Trade Union and a number of the employees. During the event, the Managing Directors expressed his deep pride and that of the employees for being able through their team spirit to win the Arab Network Corporate Social Responsibility Award for medium size companies. He praised the pioneering role of the Company in the business community. He noted that GPIC has played a prominent role in supporting development programmes and projects and voluntary activities and published its report which was considered as a model example of sustainability under the GRI initiative. It focuses on the basic three sustainability principles of maintaining the environment, maintenance of social responsibility and maintenance of economic progress and stability.
a cohesive co-ordination of the other major initiatives such as the UN Global Compact in addition to showing a keen interest in fulfilling its responsibility to protection of the environment, its vision to provide care for its employees and commitment to be an active participant in its local community while achieving economic excellence at the same time.
thinking method in expressing contemporary values and reflection of the aspirations of stakeholders and gaining a competitive edge.
During the event held under the patronage of HH Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoom, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Senior Chairman of Emirates and Head of Dubai Airports, an announcement was The Emirate of Dubai has recently made of the winners of the fifth witnessed the award presentation series of Arab Corporate Social event to the winners of the Arab Responsibility Awards 2012. Corporate Social Responsibility The Awards highlight the key in its fifth year which was held practices of the Arab worldâ€™s under the theme â€œAdopting business community in the area Sustainability Strategies at Times of corporate responsibility and of Crisesâ€?. The event attracted a sustainability. large gathering of international experts, thinkers and speakers The Arab Network Corporate in the area of sustainability and Social Responsibility Awards, corporate social responsibility. which marks its fifth anniversary, The event provided a platform are the most prestigious for sharing views on some of and trusted corporate social the most significant aspects responsibility awards in the of sound corporate practices Middle East. During 2012 the Arab and shedding light on current network received applications developments and trends in from 58 enterprises representing corporate responsibilities. It was 17 different sectors and 11 Arab an opportunity to learn about countries competing to win such The Managing Director added the the success stories and how prestigious awards. Company has sought to establish to transform the conventional
GPIC Celebrates the Annual Day
Under the patronage of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, the H.R.H the Prime Minister Advisor for Oil and Industrial Affairs GPIC Chairman and the presence of H.E Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of State for Electricity and Water, H.E Mr. Yousef Al Zamil, Deputy Chairman, H.E Mr.Anwar Saeed bin Salamah the Managing Director and distinguished Board members, GPIC had its 33 Annual Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 20 in Al Ghazal Hall RitzCarlton Hotel. The ceremony was Attended by company’s guests, Lord Bill Jordan Rospa President and Mrs. Teresa Budworth, chief executive of NEBOSH and Mrs. Lura Fiffick Director of Campbell, in addition to members of the executive management of the company and Labour Union Chairman of the company with a large number of its employees and retirees. At the beginning of the ceremony, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery GPIC President welcomed H.E Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza , Board members of and Distinguished
guests and staff, and he transfer to them greetings of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs ,Chairman the company and their great appreciation for the company’s management and employees for their sincere efforts and achievements the company has achieved in all areas, which contributed to the province company on its gains and its unique model real embodies the spirit of cooperation that links between the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States. Mr. Jawahery added in his speech that most important characteristic of this year was the largest largest Turnaround witnessed in the company, which went safely in all stages of maintenance that has been planning and prepping good since early and participated successfully more than 4 thousand people worked in a professional and professional at the site of the Industrial Plants for a period of thirty days, they worked through the implementation of the tasks entrusted to them, stressing the full commitment and strict environment and components
through the achievement of those businesses that did not fall through the grace of God any incidents waste of time, which reaffirms the health and safety approach followed by the company in relation to issues of health and safety and the environment, and in accordance with the directives of the members of the Board. Mr. Jawahery added in his speech that this year has seen also the highest daily numbers in continuous production for the company’s, where the methanol plant achieved 961 days, and ammonia plant 950 days, while in urea plant 602 days, with total of 968 days for the three products, noting in this connection to the company exported more than fifty thousand tons of urea in one shipment during the year. He expressed his happiness to pass 3,800 days since the last incident, as it has since the company spent more than fourteen million working hours without a waste of time incident. GPIC President reaffirmed the fully commitment of the company in its partnership strategy with Britain’s Royal
Society for the Prevention of Accidents RoSPA, “We are grateful this evening much to the presence of Lord Bill Jordan with us in this ceremony, and we are delighted this year that we won the Arab social responsibility award to become the only company that is making this achievement twice. “ He praised in this regard the accession company as well as the Award of the American Society for Training and Development, which is the
largest enterprise specialized few years ago to H.R.H Prince in the field of training and Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, development in the world. the Prime Minister, during a gala dinner held in the presence Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery also of the Minister H.E Dr. Abdul said” The most important gift Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Previous that we want to present now responsible for the oil and gas to the Board is RoSPA Award sector at the time, as well as that we won for the Twelve His Excellency Lord Bill Jordan time , respectively, to become and members of the Company’s the only company in the history Board of Directors. of RoSPA investigating such a Distinguished record in safety.” Mr. Jawahery explained that He added that the company GPIC is also the only company recalls proudly, obtaining Sir that got all of Sir George Earl George Earl of RoSPA Award a of RoSPA award in 2005 and
the award for Robert Campbell W. from the National Safety Council in 2008, in addition to twelve years of awards RoSPA, it which confirms the attention of the Board of Directors and work to establish a culture of safety in the company. The companyâ€™s President expressed his pride for being chosen by RoSPA awarded Excellence this year in recognition of a petrochemical positive contribution to safety issues and occupational health, whether local or global scale.
After that Lord Bill Jordan President of RoSPA, expressed through his speech his sincere congratulations to GPIC on its achievements and distinct in 2012, which is, according to his distinctive and very successful for the company at all levels, adding that those Awards are estimated due to the company known for their and our firm commitment to global standards for safety and the environment and occupational health.
After the conclusion of his speech, Lord Bill Jordan presented Safety Shield won by the company to H.E Yousef Al Zamil, Deputy Chairman, also presented certificate of excellence to Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery president of the company and given to him in recognition of his significant Achievements made over more than a decade spent in spreading the culture of occupational safety and improve the working environment and to support the human element.
During the ceremony the Company Honored HE Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of State for electricity and water for his efforts during his tenure in the previous period as head of the national oil and gas, and his support for the company during the period in different circumstances and at all levels, which enabled it to continue its march all success and excellence. After that the Company honored the former board members for the efforts they made
during their period of membership and for their contribution in strengthening the companyâ€™s operations and consolidate its successes.
After that Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery GPIC President Presented Social Responsibility Award, and Award of the American Society for Training and Development of best practices in improving the working environment, to H.E Mr. Yousef Al Zamil, Deputy Chairman and the Board of Directors of the company.
The Celebration was ended with honoring a group of company employees who have completed the service periods ranging from five years to thirty years of dedicated work and also honored as the distinguished employees for this year, and the service ideal addition to the ideal .
Periodic strategic bilateral meeting between GPIC and SABIC
A periodic strategic bilateral meeting was held between the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC,) authorized marketer for the Company’s methanol product. The SABIC delegation was headed by Mr. Ahmed Al Umar, General Manager for the SABIC Oxygenates Business Unit, while the GPIC delegation was led Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the company. Discussion focussed on issues of mutual interest and means to enhance cooperation and coordination between the two companies, in addition to the most important points for marketing methanol and what has been accomplished during the year 2012.The meeting also discussed the proposed marketing plan for 2013.
companies; many meetings are held regularly, both technical and administrative, with good results emerging. He added that the visit of the SABIC delegation was witness to everyone working to coordinate efforts to work together towards achieving prosperity through the efforts of the petrochemical sector in the region, pointing out that the bilateral cooperation between the two sister companies is not fortuitous but has been extended since the start of commercial operation of the Company in July 1985 and has deepened over the past years to the point where the two companies are working as a team. He referred in this regard to the keenness of GPIC to support all measures and marketing plans adopted by SABIC in order to ensure the best returns for sales of methanol in global markets.
Mr. Jawahery welcomed the Saudi delegation to the Company’s headquarters and stressed the importance of holding such consultative meetings in order to enhance mutual relations and communication between the two companies. He welcomed the opportunity to exchange views, particularly with regard to the marketing of methanol, according to the balance of supply and demand prevailing in the global markets.
Commenting on the progress of the petrochemical industry in the region, Mr. Jawahery said that this industry has become one of the major elements of the economies of most countries in the region, explaining that petrochemicals have become the equal of the oil and gas sectors and play a major role in creating value alternatives, efficiency and reliability.
The GPIC President commented that such meetings are not the only meetings between the two
For his part, Mr. Al Umar stated that SABIC was pleased with the visit, stressing the importance
of holding this meeting, which provides an opportunity to identify closely the views of colleagues in GPIC. He expressed his admiration for the achievements of the Company at all levels and no wonder, in the presence of the sincerity, real determination and clear vision among GPIC workers. Mr. Al Umar reaffirmed that SABIC is a proud investor in GPIC, one of SABIC’s most important overseas investments, adding that the partnership is a living example of common GCC cooperation. During the visit, the SABIC team made a field tour of the plants, during which they were briefed on ongoing maintenance work well as the environmental projects set up within the industrial complex, emphasising care for the environment. At the end of the visit the Saudi delegation expressed profound appreciation for their warm reception and the hospitality afforded to them and expressed their best wishes for the Company in future projects. GPIC produces annually around 400 thousand tons of methanol, for export by sea the complex to various international markets including the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China, Europe and some countries in East Asia.
GPIC Supports Renewable Energy Forum GPIC provided financial support to the Bahrain Centre for Strategic and International Studies to assist in sponsoring a renewable energy forum, organized by the Centre in collaboration with the German Science University of Flensburg and the Kingdom University, during the period from 15 to 17 October. On this occasion, Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery, GPIC President, said that, as one of the leading industrial companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain, GPIC is proud to be able to support such important gathering, one that highlights the important topic of renewable energy and alternative sources of power generation in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf. He stressed that the Forum is a platform for communication and an exchange of experiences, seeking to find solutions to the search for alternative energy sources and to develop a proposal for a strategic perspective for renewable energy in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The company’s President concluded his statement by noting the importance of the Forum, which carries the message that we must find alternative sources of energy and ensure that renewable generation is developed. The Forum also calls for a reduction in environmental pollution and recycling, both of which are fully consistent with both the policy and direction of the Company.
H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H. the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and Chairman of the Company
H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Ghaffar, H.M. the King’s Advisor for Public Diplomacy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bahrain Centre for Strategic and International Studies and energy
In a letter sent to the company, H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Ghaffar, H.M. the King’s Advisor for Public Diplomacy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bahrain Centre for Strategic and International Studies and energy, expressed profound thanks and appreciation to H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H. the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and Chairman of the Company, stressing the importance of the Forum. Investment in renewable energy is an area that may prove very profitable in economic terms to the banks and is a new field in the region. It has the potential to create hundreds of jobs and return outlay.
Abdul Rahman Jawahery, GPIC President
GPIC supports the second Middle East Maintenance Conference and Exhibition
Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance, the Minister in Charge of Oil & Gas Affairs opened the Middle East’s second maintenance conference and exhibition, which was held during the period from 2 to 5 December and attended by more than 800 participants including senior executives, experts and representatives of local companies, as well as global specialists in the field of maintenance. When the Minister of Finance visited the Company’s stand, during the exhibition, he was greeted by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, who explained that the Company’s production of high quality products allow it to compete in most markets of the world. He was also briefed on the Company’s maintenance procedures and operational systems, designed above all to maintain security and safety in the industrial setting. HE Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa praised GPIC’s
participation in and support for the conference and exhibition, in its role as one of the most important and largest industrial companies in the Kingdom and a successful example of GCC joint cooperation. GPIC’s support allowed groups of consultants and engineers an opportunity to benefit from an exchange of expertise between institutions, companies and individuals. The Minister of Finance noted the technical progress made over recent decades in the field of maintenance, pointing out that such development has allowed the use of technical equipment to accomplish many of the tasks that were implemented in the past through the human element. He also noted, however, that the application of preventive and proactive maintenance has required a new generation of skilled and highly trained talent, hence investment in the training and rehabilitation of cadres working in the maintenance sector has been a key priority of the National Oil and Gas Authority, enabling these cadres
to become fully aware of how to deal with the high-tech equipment which has contributed to the Kingdom’s energy sector in its pivotal role in supporting the national economy. For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery President of the Company, lauded the significant role played by HE Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister Of Finance and Minister in Charge of Oil & Gas Affairs in advancing the development of advanced industrial economic initiatives within the kingdom, in addition to his interest in assisting the industrial and oil sectors to employ the latest technological developments. The implementation of periodic maintenance operations according to proper procedures in this regard ensure maintenance of business continuity and ensure at the same time the sustainable use of natural resources in a manner which will secure the interests of future generations.
Minister of Industry & Commerce Visits GPIC Complex Company’s Achievements Lauded by Minister
As part of his continuous efforts to keep abreast of developments in the industrial sector and to learn about developments witnessed in major industrial companies, H.E. Dr. Hassan Abdulla Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce, visited the GPIC Complex in Sitra on Monday. He was welcomed on arrival by Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director, Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery, GPIC President, members of the executive management and Deputy Chairman of GPIC Labour union. Welcoming the visiting Minister, Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh conveyed to him the best wishes of H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman. He noted the significant cooperation and excellent relationship between GPIC and government organizations. This was followed by a presentation about the Company’s vision, principles and management methods in addition to the significant support provided by the Company to environmental issues and programmes with the aim of protecting the environment.
operations and achievements in the areas of productivity, quality, environment, occupational safety and health. With the aid of a scale model of the plants, they learned about production as well as the training activities and programmes of the Academy of Leadership and Learning, the E-Learning Centre and Simulator Room. This was followed by a familiarization tour of the Complex during which they visited the plants and environmental projects throughout the Complex, reflecting the harmonious balance between industry and the environment. These included the Princess Sabika Aromatic Garden, Medical Plants and Herbs Garden set up by GPIC to preserve rare medical plants used in the past for their therapeutic qualities and the Charity Fish Farm which reflected GPIC’s concern with the marine environment. On this occasion, the Minister expressed his pleasure at the pioneering projects launched by GPIC in its Complex and praised the fish culture project which contributes annually to an increase in fish stocks.
He expressed his sincere thanks to H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al H.E. The Minister and the Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the accompanying party heard a Prime Minister for Industrial and briefing about the Company’s Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman.
He expressed his appreciation to the GPIC President and members of the executive management for their warm welcome and hospitality, wishing them further success and growth in their future projects. For his part, GPIC President Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to the Minister of Industry and Trade for his great efforts in promoting cooperation and partnership with the company. Mr. Jawahery further said that since the launch of the project GPIC has been jointly coordinating with the Fisheries Directorate. The Fish Farm Project was launched in November 2010 with an initial capacity of 10,000 fish. The objective of this venture was to enrich sea-life and to increase Bahrain’s fish stocks. It was also a bid to inform the community that industrial development would not at all conflict with the safety of the environment should environmental laws be observed and proper care given to fish culture. Owing to the tremendous success of the project, the Company launched an extension of the project in 2001 to accommodate more than 30,000 fish.The recent third extension of the project will enable the farm to accommodate around 80,000 fish.
GPIC supports Khalid bin Hamad Youth Football League
H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa The Commitment of the Company in terms of its social responsibility towards various segments of Bahraini society and civil institutions, under the guidance of HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs Chairman of the Company and the keenness of His Excellency to support the sports sector in particular, has led GPIC to offer financial support to the General Organization for Youth and Sports to be contributed to the organisation of the Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa Youth Football League. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC, praised the distinguished role of the institution towards athletes and its quest to embrace and care for sporting talent in various areas in order to promote sport in general and football in particular,
H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa
Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery
in order to keep up with the social responsibility, stressing great development witnessed in that the company is seeking this popular sport worldwide. in particular to contribute to the support of football, Mr. Jawahery added that the which is a popular sport in the development of a new league of Kingdom and the world at large. youth centres reflects without doubt the desire to create a Mr. Jawahery also pointed to the spirit of healthy competition active role played by companies and to instill the spirit of and institutions throughout love and brotherhood and Bahrain in supporting the sports the consolidation of fraternal movement in the Kingdom, relations among Bahraini youth as noting that many companies well to work on the development have already contributed of sporting talent, giving players to many sporting events. opportunities for competition and experience through their The Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa involvement in competitive football league for youth centres matches. He also stressed the held events from 15 October to Companyâ€™s keenness, as directed December 14, 2012, under the by its Board of Directors, chaired patronage of His Highness Sheikh by HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, to continue in its efforts and its First Deputy Chairman of the commitment to provide all means Supreme Council for Youth and of support and care to sporting Sports and the President of the and social events, all within Royal Equestrian and Endurance the framework of Company Federation.
GPIC Supports GCC the 22 Water Games Tournament
In line with the Company policy of supporting civil institutions, GPIC provided financial support to the Bahraini Swimming Association to assist them in their efforts to organize the 22 Water Games tournament, which will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and which will involve all GCC member states, during the period from September 19 to 22, in the Kingdom of Bahrain. On this occasion, H.H. Sheikh Hashim bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board, thanked H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H. the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, for their continued support for the ongoing activities and events held by the Association, explaining the positive impact of this support on the success of the Associationâ€™s mission in the promotion of water sports through the establishment of various tournaments.
Mr. Jawahery praised the outstanding efforts of the Board of Directors of the Bahraini Swimming Association, chaired by H.H. Sheikh Hashim bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa and all members of the Association for their good preparation for this tournament, commensurate with Bahrainâ€™s excellent position in the organization of this tournament, noting that the Company is keen on upgrading the skills of Bahraini youth in sports and giving them the opportunity to participate and gain valuable competitive experience.
H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa
H.H. Sheikh Hashim bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa
GPIC supports H.H. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa Voluntary Work Award
As part of its policy to support worthy institutions and to contribute positively towards activities that are designed to enlighten the community, GPIC recently provided financial support for The Good Word Society. This contribution comes in support of the H.H. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa Voluntary Work Award, which is organized in collaboration with the Arab Voluntary Work Union. On this occasion, H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H. the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and Chairman of GPIC praised this award, stressing that that this project seeks to promote a culture of volunteering. As well as highlighting development of communities in the
Gulf, the Award promotes the principle of effective partnership between organizations, institutions and voluntary associations and supports the efforts in social responsibility of the private sector. H.E. added that the Company is keen to contribute to everything that will promote the good name of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The H.H. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa Voluntary Work Award aims to strengthen the love of volunteering through deepening understanding, leading to the transfer of expertise to different target groups and to promoting the status of volunteers. The Good Word Society, founded in 1989, supports national and environmental and charitable causes and outlines its relationship to human development through the training of less fortunate families to help them gain employment.
GPIC support Invest in Bahrain 2012 Forum
Within the framework of the company’s approach in support of various events held by different sectors and institutions of the state, especially those that contribute to strengthening the economy and drive development in the Kingdom, GPIC gave financial support to the Ministry of Industry and Trade as a contribution to the forum Invest in Bahrain 2012. The event was planned under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, during the month of November and held at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre.
aimed at attracting investment and capital to the Kingdom. In particular, he directed his thanks to HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and Chairman of the Board of GPIC and to Mr.Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the Company.
The Minister commented that the establishment of such forums in the Kingdom is aimed primarily at highlighting the excellent reputation of Bahrain as an important trading partner in the region, a way of showing the ingredients provided by the Kingdom to those who want to invest, stressing the importance HE Dr. Hassan bin Abdullah of adopting initiatives that Fakhro, Minister of Industry and establish economic partnerships. Trade, during his visit to the He highlighted the need to GPIC complex in October, said take advantage of economic how much he appreciated the developments taking place generous response and reliable in the world, adding that the cooperation shown by GPIC in establishment of joint investment terms of its support for forums, projects between Gulf states the gatherings and events held by rest of the world will undoubtedly the ministry, whether specialized benefit the region in general and exhibitions or promotional events Bahrain in particular.
For his part, Mr. Jawahery said that the Company, as one of the leading industrial companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is proud to offer support for such a forum, the seventh in a series of investment forums organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. GPIC is proud of the Kingdom’s ability to embrace projects which showcase the Kingdom as an attractive investment environment, adding that such support comes within the Company’s desire to promote specialized conferences and forums that serve public interest in the Kingdom. The President reaffirmed the positive approach taken by GPIC, its long-term strategy in the area of community service occupying a place of paramount importance as the Company establishes itself as a role model and a living example of how to fulfill one’s social responsibility, a keynote strategy nowadays for both the public and private sectors.
On the occasion of Bahraini Women’s Day celebrations... GPIC honours female employees
In line with the sincere and determined efforts of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, the wife of His Majesty, the King, President of the Supreme Council for Women and her continuous pursuit to achieve further gains and achievements for Bahraini women, the Women’s Committee of GPIC organized a celebration on the special occasion of “Bahrain Women’s Day,” embraced by Her Royal Highness on the first of December of each year. The ceremony was held at the GPIC club, attended by all female employees of the Company, in addition to a number of guests. This ceremony was held as an acknowledgement by the Company of the prominent role played by all working Bahraini women and their sacrifices, which
deserve honour and gratitude. The ceremony also embodied the one team spirit displayed by all employees of the .
the confidence to play a bigger and a more comprehensive role in the development of our beloved country.
Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the Company, then made a speech welcoming all female employees and congratulating them on this occasion, expressing his happiness for their participation and their celebration of Bahraini women, which is the result of the sincere efforts made by the Supreme Council for Women headed by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women. Her Royal Highness’s efforts have worked in all sincerity and strength to promote the achievements of Bahraini women and give them
Mr. Jawahery also conveyed the appreciation of GPIC’s management, under the distinguished chairmanship of His Excellency Sheikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to His Highness the Prime Minister for the Oil and Industrial Affairs, and the Company’s Chairman for the outstanding performance and contributions of GPIC ladies and how this has created an undisputable mark on the success of the Company in all aspects. He applauded their sacrifices and commitment to their duty despite all difficulties and challenges, as he expressed his pleasure for their distinctive cooperation and the teamwork
spirit with their brother employees with the aim of developing the Company and preserving its . At the end of his speech, the President expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the Chairman and all members of GPIC womenâ€™s committee for arranging the event. He then hosted the awards ceremony where all GPIC female employees received a token of recognition, followed by lunch.
GPIC supports Bahraini Women’s Day Celebrations H.E. Mrs. Hala Al Ansari, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women, received at their Headquarters on Sunday, 14 October, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, accompanied by a number of senior officials of the Company.
gratitude to H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and Chairman of the Company’s for his generous support. She further recalled previous contributions by the Company and its cooperation and communication with the Supreme Council for Women, as well as GPIC’s support for many of the events hosted by the Council on various occasions, noting the vision and proactive management of Mr. Jawahery in supporting women’s causes. The success of this support was recognised when GPIC received, in 2008, the HRH Princess Sabika Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa award, for dedication to the empowerment of women.
During the meeting, cooperation between the Supreme Council for Women and the Company was reviewed, including and joint programmes to be carried out by the two sides. H.E. Mrs. Al Ansari reviewed events that the Council intends to hold on the occasion of the annual celebrations of Women’s Day in the Kingdom. Mr. Jawahery agreed during the meeting to provide financial support and further contributions by the Company in support of For his part, Mr. Jawahery said that the Company is such events. determined to commit all In a statement on this its resources to support and occasion, H.E. Mrs. Hala Al empower Bahraini women and Ansari expressed her sincere encourage their efforts, either
through the establishment of joint programmes aimed at empowering women and helping them to undertake new opportunities or through the support of programmes and events hosted by the Council to shed light on the potential of women Bahraini and what they can contribute in all areas of national development. He added that Bahraini women are a special case, given the nature of Bahraini society, in that they have a natural inclination to build either through the exercise of their first and most important role as a mother, as well as through their equal participation with men in promoting national development. Mr. Jawahery applauded their ability to achieve the delicate balance required between these two important roles; family stability as well as the participation and integration of women in public life.
GPIC Women Participate in Turnaround Activities Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, praised the important role played by Bahraini women working in support of the development of the Kingdom and its renaissance, both in terms of their paid employment and in the fields of social work and volunteering during their free time.
Mr. Jawahery also noted the uniqueness of opening the doors to women in the petrochemical industry, until recently an industry restricted to men only. He confirmed that the Company feels proud because of the proven and unmatched efficiency of its Bahraini engineers. He revealed that these engineers and indeed all the workers in the Company Mr. Jawahery praised in particular had received specialized courses the great efforts made by in the field of petrochemicals employees of the Company, in and have participated in many all Departments and Sections. workshops, both within the Women have proven their Kingdom and outside, where efficiency and ability to cope the Company has spared no with the nature of work in the effort in providing all the skills industrial field in spite of its and information required by the complexity, high technology and nature of its work. the requirements of professional Mr. Jawahery also said that and specific skills. Most of the employees had put in great companies in the Kingdom are efforts and participated actively therefore encouraged to use and positively in the preparation Bahraini women, whose amazing and setup of major maintenance energies equal the sincerity of operations, which began on November 3rd and are ongoing, their working contributions.
requiring a great deal of work both in the development of plans and processing equipment. Employees have also shown great cooperation with team members in the Department of Maintenance, in addition of course to support departments such as finance, human resources, public relations and public administration, in order to follow up on the comprehensive maintenance procedures. The whole exercise will be a boost for the plant in terms of production efficiency and product quality. Mr. Jawahery concluded by giving thanks and appreciation to H.R.H. Princess Sabeeka Bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa, wife of H.M the King , President of the Supreme Council for Women for Her vision in the selection of the first of December of each year as the day to honour Bahraini women.
In a ceremony honoring the hard-working employees, GPIC Maintenance Manager achieved Management Excellence Award in the private sector for the year 2012 and the employee Ahmed AlZayani receives honor for excellence. Jawahery: Proud of our employeesâ€™ distinction, and will sustain the training and development programs Under the Patronage of H.M the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and in the presence of H.E Mr. Jameel bin Mohammed Humaidan Minister of Labour, the Ministry of Labour on Wednesday morning Dec. 26 ceremony honoring workers hard-working and talented and facilities outstanding in the private sector with Crowne Plaza.
Manager in GPIC for achieving Management Excellence Award in the private sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain for the year 2012.
honoring employees discerning who the company nomination, explaining that the company is making great efforts in training workforces national and provide all the academic and technical requirements they need, in addition to providing them with opportunities to friction and expertise through participation in various conferences and events held inside and outside the Kingdom.
Also honored the Mr. Ahmed AlZayani ,who was honored among a number of employees of the civil and corporate leaders who have been honored in this ceremony for his outstanding H.E . The the Minister of Labour performance in their work that conveyed the greetings and they do in their companies and appreciation of H.M the King their civil institutions. Mr. Jawahery stressed his Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to sincere congratulations to each In a statement on the occasion, all honorees, praising what is of Mr. Ahmed Ghuloom and represented by the great role Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery GPIC Mr.Ahmed AlZayani occasion and effective in promoting and President of the company thanked they received this honor, which stimulating Bahraini employment H.E the Minister of Labour for came as a result for what they being the main driving factor in the keenness of his Ministry to are doing the work that deserve the economy in the Kingdom establish this annual ceremony recognition, considering honored in accordance with Bahrainâ€™s held under the auspices of H.M in this annual celebration as a the King. Mr. Jawahery added source of pride for the company, Economic Vision 2030. that GPIC feel very proud of particularly in light of the Royal During the ceremony, H.E the the presence of components patronage for this annual event. Minister of Labour honored Mr. annually on the platform honors Ahmed Ghuloom Maintenance in this celebration where they are
Employee of the Month in GPIC
During the visit of H.E. Dr. Hassan Abdulla Fakhroo, Minister of Industry and Commerce, and in the presence of H.E. Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, GPIC Managing Director, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President and members of the Executive Management, presented three of GPIC employees with Employee of the month Awards. Mr. Ahmed Bukamal from the Safety, Health and Environment Department, was awarded for being Employee of the Month for May 2012. Mr. Ahmed joined the company in 1988 and serves as Senior Fire & Safety Operator in Safety, Health and Environment Department.
Mr. Khalid Mukthar from Maintenance Department, was awarded for being Employee of the Month for June 2012. He joined the company in 1985 and served as Technician in Maintenance Department. Mr. Vishwanathan Mallisseri from Information Technology and Knowledge Department, was awarded for being Employee of the Month for July joined the company in 1987 and served as Support Analyst in Information Technology and Knowledge Department.
GPIC Trade Union Honours Outstanding Children of Employees “My Remarkable Success, Presented to My Country” Under the patronage of Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery, GPIC President, the Company’s Trade Union held a ceremony at the GPIC Club on Thursday 30th August, 2012, in honour of 212 outstanding children of employees. The event was attended by Mr. Yacoob Yousuf, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Bahrain Workers Free Trade Union Federation and Mr. Hamad Al Thawadi, Chairman of the GPIC Trade Union. Opening the ceremony, Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery congratulated the students and their parents on the remarkable results and success of the students during the school year. Addressing the
students, Mr. Jawahery said: “We, in GPIC, have embraced a plan to share, every year with our employees, their joy and delight at the success of their gifted children. Credit for this policy should go to the directives of the GPIC Board of Directors, led by HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman, who always calls for a focus on creating a perfect working environment for employees and their families.”
went beyond the employees to include their families as well. He urged the employees’ children to work harder and to continue on the road to success. He reminded them that their success and academic progress depended primarily on their parents.
It should be noted that the Company honours outstanding children of employees, children who manage to score 90% or more in their studies. This year, a total of 212 students were Then, Mr. Hamad Al Thawadi, honoured for their excellent GPIC Trade Union Chairman, results and hard work during the thanked Mr. Jawahery for his year. patronage of the event and said the Company’s concern certainly
GPIC supports the children of their employees college scholarships In line with the company policy to support its emplyees, GPIC celebrate the parents of the students who are pursuing their educational degree at the expense of the company in honor of the different batch benefited of this program. This ceremony came in recognition of the efforts of these students and reward them for their sacrifices which resulted in success and superiority happier everyone, within the company follow-up for students awarded scholarships and stand on what occupied position of success Academy, where the form of this meeting was an opportunity for the meeting to parents and discuss matters relating to academic achievement for their
children, and how what their progress in this regard, as was during the ceremony delivery payments on those financial grants from the company to eligible students.
GPIC has launched the implementation of this program in 2007, and still the company continues to support this program successfully by providing material and moral support and to follow closely the progress In a statement on the occasion, made by children working in this Mr. Abdul Rahman Jawahery aspect. GPIC President expressed his happiness of the dazzling results The total number of the students of this programme, highlighting benefits of this university the efforts of parents. scholarships is about 100 students studying in various Mr. Jawahery revealed in his universities. speech that the company will allow for a Larger number of The celebration was held on students to benefit from the Thursday, Dec. 9, at the GPIC program in the coming years as club , in the presence of members a result of the growing increase of the executive management in the number of outstanding and Labour Union in addition to members of staff. parents and students.
GPIC accomplished the Largest Turnaround in the Company’s History
Under the slogan (No Compromise on Safety) during the month of November 2012 GPIC implemented comprehensive maintenance, the largest in the history of the Company since its inception in 1985, both in terms of the number of maintenance and modernization projects and in terms of budget. According to an advance plan, all factory equipment due for maintenance and inspection was included in an integrated and comprehensive overhaul by the technical staff of the company plus an additional 3000 technicians, including a large number of elite consultants and manufacturers of the equipment used to meet various technical requirements required by the maintenance work. The process requiring maintenance of all the Company’s factories was done in a manner which takes into account the application of all security and safety measures, in order to ensure the functioning of the maintenance in an effective manner, one compatible with the needs of the profession and the nature of the Company’s work . During the implementation of the overall maintenance process HE Anwar Saeed bin Salama, Managing Director of Gulf Petrochemical Industries, made an inspection visit to the Company’s industrial complex, when he was briefed on the
maintenance operations carried prepared a special programme out by the Company to its plants directed at the trainees during the maintenance period, an and its facilities. essential academic reference H.E. Mr. Anwar Saeed bin for training plans and means Salamah expressed his happiness of monitoring and evaluation. with what he saw of the work, Intensive courses and practical expressing his admiration for training in the months preceding the precautions taken by the the periodic maintenance saw Company to secure the safety the development of academic of its employees and workers courses and programmes, tariff from abroad to allow them to rules and systems of security participate in the implementation and safety in the Company, of these actions, noting the evacuation plans and emergency importance that the Company breathing apparatus training, attaches to safety at all times. plus the use of fire extinguishers and how to deal with chemicals Mr. bin Salamah expressed and hazardous substances in the profound thanks for the Company plants, all in order to deepen management’s attention to detail awareness and technical skills, on a daily basis on this large-scale along with preventive practices operation, noting that reports and the application of regulations were being sent to the Board in the work permit system. of Directors on a daily basis, in line with his observations on the Mr. Jawahery also expressed ground during this visit. his sincere appreciation to all the government ministries and For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman private companies and all those Jawahery gave sincere thanks to who contributed to facilitate the His Excellency Anwar Saeed bin procedures of this enormous Salama for attending personally task, especially those whose task to see closely the efforts of the was to assist the Company in GPIC staff, pointing out that the sourcing the heavy equipment Company uses such periodic and spare parts required and maintenance as a comprehensive the labour required by these forum for training and enriching processes, stressing that only the experience of staff and with the concerted efforts and trainees,engineers and technicians cooperation of everyone was of both sexes. In particular, the the Company able to complete maintenance work will help to the maintenance schedule as develop and strengthen their prepared by the Company’s work competencies and the Academy team. of Leadership and Learning had
Coinciding with Turnaround, GPIC Medical Centre Completes Preparation
Within the provisions of the plans developed by the Company’s team, the GPIC Medical Centre completed all preparations, including stocking increased medical supplies, for the huge impact of the Turnaround, which will occupy the Company’s full attention during the month of November. The Company has provided its Medical Centre with a wide range of devices and modern medical equipment, including a specially equipped ambulance able to accommodate severe injuries, deal with CPR requirements and fully provisioned with devices for measuring vital signs in the body. The Medical Centre has also been coordinating with government hospitals in case of emergency situations.
growing number of day patients expected during this period, as the Centre provides medical services and primary health care to the staff of the Company and its affiliates. Among other duties, the Medical Centre also performs routine daily inspections of the Company canteen and restaurant to ensure the safety of the food provided to employees. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, recently visited the Medical Centre to determine its readiness, after the preparations taken by the medical staff, in case of any emergency during this important period, declaring great satisfaction with the medical preparations.
Mr. Jawahery offered his In addition, the Medical Centre’s appreciation to the members stock of medicines has been of the Board of Directors who enlarged to accommodate the follow closely the Company’s
periodic maintenance schedule, always eager to ensure the success of this process by providing special equipment and preparations commensurate with the monumental scale of the work, which will be carried out by a large number of experts and labour, tailored specifically to these operations. As always, it is hoped that the Company can perform these operations with “No Compromise on Safety,” the shutdown slogan.
GPIC first urea shipment to Sudan
GPIC recently exported a 20,000 ton urea fertilizer shipment to Sudan. This is the first shipment to be exported to Khartoum since the Company started urea production in 1998.
Mr. Jawahery added that GPIC, in co-operation with its authorized urea marketers, Petrochemical Industries Company Kuwait, is always keen to identify new markets for its urea product.
On this occasion, Mr.Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President said he was pleased with this new co-operation with the Republic of Sudan, saying that such cooperation stems from mutual interest. It is also in response to an invitation from H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Othman, Sudanese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, during his recent visit to the GPIC Complex. During the visit, the H.E. the Sudanese Ambassador expressed a sincere desire to further closer cooperation between the two countries in all spheres.
He explained that opening new and promising markets such as Sudan will contribute to enhancing the good reputation enjoyed by the product. GPIC already enjoys a good reputation among customers and importers as one of the best and most reliable sources of urea. The Republic of Sudan
imports around 100,000 to 150,000 tons of urea annually for agricultural purposes. The country’s area of cultivable land is around 105 million hectares, equal to 42 percent of the land area of the country. The agricultural sector contributes some 40% of the Sudan’s GDP, underlining the country’s strong reliance on this area of economic activity.
GPIC currently produces 600,000 tons of urea annually
Sponsored by the GPIC: “Product Stewardship” workshop visits GPIC Delegations participating in the
that the Company sponsors and funds
second “Product Stewardship” aim to care for and preserve the on an annual basis. Workshop
environment. The visitors were
Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, Petrochemicals and Chemicals also briefed on the Company’s GPIC President, then distributed Association visited the GPIC activities in the field of community certificates to participants at complex on Wednesday, 10 partnership such as support the Workshop, praising their October. The visit represents the for charities and the provision active participation which had continuing cooperation between of training opportunities for enriched workshop sessions with GPIC and local and regional students of local universities, examples of practical experiences institutions and international educational institutions and which were aimed at the transfer companies specialising in the oil training institutes, as well as of knowledge and experience industry. the great support provided by to their colleagues in the Gulf At the beginning of the visit the
the Company to the Crown Cooperation Council (GCC).
guests heard a presentation of
Prince’s International Scholarship
The visiting delegation was then the vision and principles of the Programme and the Ministry taken on a tour throughout the Company and its management of Education’s Environmental Company’s complex. They viewed systems, in addition to the Research Competition, which
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o c c a s i o n , At the conclusion of the visit,
of the Companyâ€™s plants and M r. Abdulrahman Jawahery the visitors expressed their environmental projects, scattered expressed his pleasure at the thanks and appreciation to the throughout the complex in a visit of the delegations. He management of the Company manner that reflects the harmony mentioned his appreciation to for their good reception. They possible between industry and those in charge of organizing the also expressed their admiration the environment. In particular, workshop, who had requested for both the industrial and the group visited the Princess
GPIC to appoint participants to environmental projects, but Sabika Garden of aromatic plants, the workshop, adding that the especially programmes related garden plants and medicinal to the development of the visit was an opportunity for the herbs, set up by the Company Companyâ€™s human resources. Companyâ€™s accomplishments and to maintain rare medicinal herbs They offered congratulations to development to be appreciated. which were used in the past for the President of the Company on GPIC, he said, is always willing to therapeutic purposes, followed the excellence of the Company, receive all permanent delegations by a visit to the charity fish farm. as a model of cooperation within visiting the Kingdom, wishing The visiting delegation then went the GCC. to the GPIC club for lunch, which to see the development of the was held in their honour.
Company in all areas of work.
Fertilizing Crops to Improve Human Health The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) have collaborated to produce a new publication titled Fertilizing Crops to Improve Human Health: A Scientific Review which is comprised of 11 chapters within three themed sections: Food and Nutrition Security, Functional Foods, and Risk Reduction. This publication demonstrates the opportunity to leverage fertilizers toward improving the nutrition and health of many vulnerable people around the world, in particular by providing the essential micronutrients and other beneficial compounds that are desperately needed for a healthy life. The global food system today is experiencing a convergence of pressures which is likely to amplify over the next 40 years. On the demand side, global population size is estimated to increase from nearly seven billion today to eight billion by 2030, and to over nine billion by 2050; resulting in many people becoming wealthier, creating demand for a more varied, highquality diet requiring additional resources to produce. A large proportion of humanity today depends for its sustenance on the food production increases
brought about through the application of fertilizers to crops. Fertilizerâ€™s contribution to food security is better known today than its contribution to nutrition security but this new study clearly demonstrates that fertilizers have not only been highly influential in increasing the quantity of food produced, but also hold enormous potential for improving human welfare by improving the quality of food. Fertilizers if used in the right way i.e. applying the right source at the right rate, time and Urea capacities in the Arabian Gulf, 2012 place - and on the right crops )Total = 11,978 tons( can contribute immensely to the health and well-being of humanity. Fertilizers not only help welfare by improving the quality to producing more calories but of food and playing an essential can also play an essential role in role in fighting malnutrition. fighting malnutrition, by providing the essential micronutrients He further asserted that the needed by the human body. reference document will provide Micronutrient deficiencies affect the necessary impetus for evolving promoting innovative the lives of some 2 billion people and fertilizer recommendations around the world each year. aimed at alleviating the burden Speaking on the launch of the of nutrition insecurity and will publication GPIC President Abdul inspire further research on this Rahman Jawahery, who is also the important and critical area in Vice President and Member of the the future. He pointed towards Executive Management Group the interesting examples quoted of the International Fertilizer in the book, such as the use Associationâ€™s (IFA) added that of zinc fertilization in Central the study has been instrumental Anatolia in Turkey and potassium in exposing the role of fertilizers fertilization to enhance and the enormous potential antioxidant concentration in they hold for improving human tomatoes and soybeans.
capacity was a time consuming activity and could not be completed overnight, therefore the steps taken by the industry in planning for the future were highly commendable. Looking to the future, Mr Jawahery was optimistic there would be strong sales and robust growth in the agriculture sector in the coming years on account of greater demand for food. The global demand for Urea, which is now the most preferred fertilizer used by farmers around the world due to its high nutrient content, would increase at a steady rate of 3 % per annum over the next 10 years. The supply and demand balance forecast for urea until 2020
Mr.Abdul Rahman Jawahery added that the fertilizer industry in recent times thanks to the significant investments it has made in additional capacity has taken bold initiatives to successfully manage the incremental growth in demand for food, feed, fiber and energy production. The industry has learned the lessons from the previous food crisis and is now undertaking extensive development projects in order to play its vital role as a key driver of sustainable agricultural
intensification and improved food and nutrition security. Mr Jawahery stated that the Arabian Gulf region which accounts for nearly 29% share in the world urea exports is expected to grow further in coming years and is expected to retain its status of the most preferred supplier in the world both in terms of reliability in production and excellence in product quality. Mr Jawahery further added that setting up new
Mr Jawahery concluded that along with the fertilizer industryâ€™s responsibility to address the growing pressures of agriculture production he believes that the time is right for the industry to play a key role in promoting sustainable practices not only in the production of fertilizers but also their correct usage, so as to achieve the goal of healthy and productive lives for all in the context of a burgeoning world population. While the current role of fertilizers in supporting human health is large, the opportunities to expand it even further are also substantial and should be the focus of attention for the fertilizer industry in the future.
GPIC participates in the Third GPCA Fertilizer Convention
The third GPCA Fertilizer Convention was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 17-19 September, with more than 200 participants representing various companies and institutions concerned with industrial fertilizers, minerals and support services for the industry. GPIC participated via a delegation which included a number of officials of the Company. The conference was held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, UAE, who opened proceedings with a speech stressing the importance of the fertilizer industry and its strategic role in assisting food production. His Excellency noted the need to adopt modern techniques and to take measures that will enhance the level of productivity as well as maintaining the surrounding environment. For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, spoke about the importance of the conference at this particular time, as the fertilizer industry is experiencing rapid developments in terms of production and global trade, stressing the desire of the Company to attend various conferences and events hosted by the Federation of Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals
as a founding member of the Association, as well as the importance of the topics that are raised and discussed at such specialized regional groupings. The Company introduced a working paper in one of the conference sessions, in which Mr. Bashar Al Aradi, Senior Process Engineer, outlined the experience and expertise of GPIC through the means of the carbon dioxide reduction unit. Its role has achieved positive returns in both environmental and commercial aspects, reflecting well on the work and achievements of the Company. He also highlighted in his paper many experiences undergone by the Company and improvements that have been implemented to increase the efficiency of production per unit extraction of carbon dioxide, as well as the maintenance methods used, whether planned or precautionary, which aim to ensure the most continuous workflow possible. GPCA was founded in 2004 and its membership includes major Gulf companies. It has achieved a global relationship, whether producing or consuming, in addition to incorporating companies offering support services to this vital industry.
Special training course in speech and effective communication for GPIC Management
Within its ongoing policy of offering beneficial programmes that contribute to the development of the Companyâ€™s human capital, the Academy of Leadership and Learning at GPIC recently hosted a distinguished professor, Ms. Baria Alamuddin, who provided a training course for GPIC Management.
transfer the right message in the work environment daily, using many different methods and techniques. Also reviewed were the most important personal skills that must be available in personal leadership to be able to deliver the message and information in the best way available .
The Course was attended by the GPIC President, Mr.Abdulrahman Jawahery and a number of members of the executive and middle management.
During the sessions, the best means of dealing with the modern media and ways of talking professionally to mass media were explained, along with tools that should be included in general discourse and speeches in the workplace in particular.
The course focused on the importance of good communication, the ability to
The course provider, Ms.Barea Almuddin, is a pioneer journalist in Lebanon and works as an Editor at the Department of Foreign Affairs for AlHayat newspapers in their information services Department, based in London. She is a regular guest on many international radio and television channels as an analyst for the Middle East, including BBC and LBC, CNN and Al Jazeera. During her career she has hosted many successful television programmes in Lebanon and since 2004 she was elected President of the Arab World Assembly charity.
GPIC supports the Bahraini Society for Child Development Mr. Jawahery praised the quality of the services provided by the Bahraini Society for Child Development
Within the Company’s policy of maintaining a special interest in children as the nucleus of the future, GPIC has provided financial support for the Bahraini Society for Child Development. H.E. Dr. Hassan bin Abdullah Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Chairman of the Society, received the donation during his recent visit to the GPIC complex, in the presence of Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salama, Managing Director of the Company.
Company, under the guidance of contribute to the support of the its Board of Directors, chaired by programmes and activities of the H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Society, enabling it to achieve its is very keen to support various objectives. He praised GPIC’s associations, institutions and stance in the promotion and national clubs that contribute development of social services, their efforts and services to allowing them to be upgraded to the development of community the highest levels. groups
In The Bahraini Society for Child particular, Mr. Jawahery praised Development endeavours in a the quality of the services variety of ways in order to care provided by the Bahraini Society for and serve children, including
for Child Development, under health concerns, legal and cultural the chairmanship of the minister. aspects, socially and via events designed to discover and develop For his part, H.E. Dr. Fakhro children’s talents. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, offered his thanks for the GPIC President, stated that the generous donation, which will
GPIC achieves Outstanding results in 2012
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total = 1,454 K tonne
GPIC Exports - 2012 (Ammonia, Urea & Methanol) USA 40%
Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, expressed his great pleasure at the Company’s distinguished achievements during the year 2012. In particular, he highlighted record numbers in terms of production, export, maintenance and safety, all of which make the Company a good example of fruitful cooperation and a shining model of excellence. Mr. Jawahery identified the emphasis on safety as one of the key elements of success and described this aspect as the backbone of the remarkable continuity witnessed by the Company’s operations. In a unique achievement, the Company achieved more than 3,900 working days without a lost time incident, boosting levels of productivity. He added that credit goes also to the durability of precautionary safety measures adopted by the Company and the ongoing evaluation of these procedures whenever the need arises, according to the best global standards approved.
Africa 2% Pakistan 5% South East Asia 14%
With regard to the Turnaround, Mr. Jawahery stressed that comprehensive maintenance, performed on a regular basis, had contributed to ensure the continuity of plant operations for more than 30 months, indicating that the Ammonia and Methanol plants have been able to maintain continuity of work since September 2010, more than 900 days without stop and the urea plant more than 600 days, which confirms the effectiveness of the safety procedures and maintenance plans pursued by the Company. All this allowed the Company to fulfill its contractual obligations with customers and to obtain high prices for its products on the world market.
Australia 4% Latin America 5%
lost time incidents, in spite of the huge numbers of workers present (3,800) in addition to the presence of a large amount of equipment and machinery at the site. He explained that, in terms of production and exports, GPIC had managed to produce approximately 1.5 million tons of Ammonia, Methanol and Urea at a rate about 0.3% higher than planned. The Company›s products are of high quality, so the Company was able to export everything produced, exceeding by 1.1 million tonnes the quantity planned for export to various global markets.
He explained that this was nearly Mr. Jawahery said that 2012 had 1% higher than planned. The witnessed the implementation Company liquidated all inventory of the largest Turnaround in the of products and marked the Company›s history, whereby closure of the financial year the Company had completed with a low rate of inventory maintenance work successfully for export, which had a positive and safely and had not, through impact on the results for the the grace of God, witnessed any financial year just ended.
The United States took the Highest share of exports, about 40% of the total exports of the Company for the period in question. The U.S. market imported nearly 445 thousand tons of methanol and urea, including 380,000 tonnes of urea, this figure accounting for 60% of the Company›s total urea exports, with the People›s Republic of China being the largest importer of methanol,
with a share of about 62% or of joint efforts and continuous approximately 258 thousand tons cooperation between the relevant of the Company›s total exports. departments of the Company itself and its marketers, Saudi Basic Industries corporation With regard to financial targets, and Petrochemical Industries Mr. Jawahery explained that the Company of Kuwait. Company achieved high returns on sales of Ammonia, Methanol At the conclusion of his and Urea, which increased statement, Mr. Jawahery praised returns by 20% over the planned the support extended by the budget. He stressed that all these Company’s Board, chaired by H.E. achievements were the result Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa and distinguished members of the Board, in addition to the unrivaled team spirit of the Company’s Ammonia, Urea & Methanol Production family of workers, in order to (Jan - Dec 2012) achieve all the objectives set.
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Finally, GPIC this year provided the local Bahraini market with 1,285 tonnes of Urea fertilizer in response to farmers’ needs.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total = 1,454 K tonne
GPIC Exports - 2012 (Ammonia, Urea & Methanol) USA 40%
Africa 2% Pakistan 5% South East Asia 14%
Australia 4% Latin America 5%
GPIC Supports the 10th Sailing Championships GPIC’s commitment toward social responsibility and sports in the local community includes support for the Bahrain Maritime Association which organised the Kingdom’s international sailing championships from 12 to 17 December . Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President conveyed the greetings of H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and GPIC Chairman and confirmed the Company’s eagerness to the Company’s management for their continued contribute in support of various events and support for theMr. activities of theRahman Association. Adel Abdul Al Asoomi Abdul Rahman Jawahery sports competitions held by the associations of BBA Chairman GPIC President The Chairman of the Bahrain Maritime Association various sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain. said that the Marine Sports Federation was very Mr. Jawahery also praised the remarkable efforts happy to be holding the championships of the made by the Bahrain Maritime Association in tournament on the shores of Bahrain, stressing preparation for this tournament. He commented that that the establishment of this event confirms the nurturein the theirKingdom, talents Under directivesfirm of H.E. Shaikh basis of theneed sportto of sailing support for this tournament as well as thethe activities and interests. He explained that Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor which is now competing in tournaments and of other sports federations reflect the interest of this sponsorship was an integral to H.H. the Prime Minister for other events. the Company and its commitment to upgrading Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC part of the Company’s corporate young Bahrainis’ skills, allowing them to participate It is worth that many towards of the Gulf social responsibility the President, the Company gave amentioning and experience the benefits of competition. States, other Arab States and foreign countries donation to the Bahrain Basketball Bahrain community. will participate For his part, Sheikh Khalifa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Association as sponsorship of the in the Kingdom’s international sailing competitions. gave thanks to H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa and 13th GCC Championship for Men, Meanwhile, Mr. Adel Abdul due to be held in the Kingdom of Rahman Al Asoomi, B B A Bahrain from 30th September to Chairman, expressed his thanks and appreciation to the GPIC 6th October, 2012. management, led by HE Shaikh Isa During the presentation, Mr. bin Ali Al Khalifa, GPIC Chairman Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC and Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery In line with its policy of enabling Bahraini women to the distinctive for their continuous keenness President, praised succeed in society, GPIC recentlyrole made a financial played by Bahraini youngsters to support various sports events contribution to the Bahrain Women’s Union. This the a sports support will allow the Union toin run trainingfield and their and tournaments. achievements at all workshop on the Convention onoutstanding the Elimination and competitions. He added that GPIC is of All Forms of Discrimination sports againstevents Women (CEDAW) which will be held in He the Kingdom of also praised the efforts commended for its strong coBahrain during the month of November. made by the BBA officials in operation with BBA and has many initiatives in sponsoring hosting regional Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, praised and pan-Arab championships the Bahrain Women’s Union for its efforts to highlight which would various sports tournaments and issues affecting Bahraini women give and its to thework opportunity to young competitions. The Company is an overcome the difficulties they faceBahrainis in working life, to compete and gain example to be followed by other whether in the public or private sector. Mr. Jawahery experience. He emphasized organizations in the country. pointed out that implementation of the Company’s various associations, institutions and national clubs that the BBA was to worthy of all agencies to carry out their duties. responsibility towards various sectors of Bahraini help these The BBA has made all the possible society and the desire to contribute to thesupport supportand assistance. necessary Unionpreparations represents a and group of associations, professional institutions, charities The Bahrain Women’s arrangements for the to of women’s and seeks In the his guidance remarks, of Mr. Jawahery saidassociations in Bahrainensuring and voluntary services comes under success of this event which is of of achieve the empowerment and development H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H. the Company is keen, as everyone women and the family in all areas. Through joint the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and interest to Gulf nationals for the knows, on supporting various action the advancement Bahrainiofwomen is seen GPIC Chairman. good andofsolidarity youngsters clubs, societies andas federations a necessary instep for the development of the the Arabian Gulf especially these offer theirof Bahrain Mr. Jawahery added that the Company’s board that community because of countries. the close links is keen to allocate a budget to be distributed between who women’s issues and community issues. services to to youngsters
GPIC MAKES DONATION TO BAHRAIN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
GPIC supports Bahrain Women’s Union
GPIC Supports the 10th Sailing Championships GPIC’s commitment toward social responsibility and sports in the local community includes support for the Bahrain Maritime Association which organised the Kingdom’s international sailing championships from 12 to 17 December . Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President conveyed the greetings of H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and GPIC Chairman and confirmed the Company’s eagerness to contribute in support of various events and sports competitions held by the associations of various sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Mr. Jawahery also praised the remarkable efforts made by the Bahrain Maritime Association in preparation for this tournament. He commented that support for this tournament as well as the activities of other sports federations reflect the interest of the Company and its commitment to upgrading young Bahrainis’ skills, allowing them to participate and experience the benefits of competition. For his part, Sheikh Khalifa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, gave thanks to H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa and
the Company’s management for their continued support for the activities of the Association. The Chairman of the Bahrain Maritime Association said that the Marine Sports Federation was very happy to be holding the championships of the tournament on the shores of Bahrain, stressing that the establishment of this event confirms the firm basis of the sport of sailing in the Kingdom, which is now competing in tournaments and other events. It is worth mentioning that many of the Gulf States, other Arab States and foreign countries will participate in the Kingdom’s international sailing competitions.
GPIC supports Bahrain Women’s Union In line with its policy of enabling Bahraini women to succeed in society, GPIC recently made a financial contribution to the Bahrain Women’s Union. This support will allow the Union to run a training workshop on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) which will be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain during the month of November. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, praised the Bahrain Women’s Union for its efforts to highlight issues affecting Bahraini women and its work to overcome the difficulties they face in working life, whether in the public or private sector. Mr. Jawahery pointed out that implementation of the Company’s responsibility towards various sectors of Bahraini society and the desire to contribute to the support of associations, professional institutions, charities and voluntary services comes under the guidance of H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H. the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and GPIC Chairman. Mr. Jawahery added that the Company’s board is keen to allocate a budget to be distributed to
various associations, institutions and national clubs to help these agencies to carry out their duties. The Bahrain Women’s Union represents a group of women’s associations in Bahrain and seeks to achieve the empowerment and development of women and the family in all areas. Through joint action the advancement of Bahraini women is seen as a necessary step for the development of the community of Bahrain because of the close links between women’s issues and community issues.
GPIC Provides Support to Al Areen Sanctuary
On 9th December Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President received at the GPIC Club HE Mr. Ismail Mohamed Al Madani, Environment and Wildlife vice-president in the presence of executive management members.
birds including 10 African ducks, 17 Indian parakeets, 18 peacocks, 10 white peacocks, 28 green peacocks and 7 cuckoos.
After the meeting, Dr. Al Madani together with a GPIC team inspected the Company’s Bird During the meeting, Mr. Jawahery Sanctuary and expressed their conveyed the best wishes of admiration of the collection of HE Shaikh isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, rare birds and wildlife in the area. Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial At the end of the tour, Mr. Affairs and GPIC Chairman and Jawahery expressed his sincere his appreciation of the significant thanks to Dr. Al Madani and efforts made by the National expressed his appreciation of Wildlife Authority in maintaining the efforts made by the National Wildlife Authority and their the Bahrain environment. role in turning the Sanctuary Then, Mr. Jawahery presented into an educational centre for financial support to Al Areen local schools and universities in Sanctuary as a contribution from research and education. GPIC and assistance in its efforts designed to maintain animal and Meanwhile, Dr. Al Madani plant diversity in the Kingdom in expressed his thanks to HE addition to a collection of birds Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, from the Company’s Club. They Advisor to HRH the Prime comprise 6 different species of Minister for Oil and Industrial
and Affairs and GPIC Chairman for the financial support to the Sanctuary and for the collection of birds. He stressed that this was not surprising from GPIC which is known for supporting different sections of the Bahraini community and its civil organizations. Al Areen Sanctuary was opened back in 1976 and played a key role in raising numerous species of wildlife, rare birds and local plants and herbs. The Sanctuary has an area of 8 square kilometers and two artificial lakes for water birds that use the lakes as their natural habitat. The Sanctuary’s lakes have plants that endure high salinity levels and provide a suitable environment for migrating birds from Europe to Africa.
GPIC donates school bags to students for the new school year
In line with GPIC’s policy to serve the Bahraini community, the GPIC Ladies Working Committee distributed school bags to a number of government schools in various areas of the Kingdom. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, thanked the members of the Committee for their kindness and for maintaining the close relationship between the Company and educational institutions in the Kingdom. Mr. Jawahery also said that, under the leadership of H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali AlKhalifa,Advisor to H.R.H. the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and Chairman of the Company, GPIC is keen to provide all kinds of support to any charitable projects that serves students in our kingdom. The Administrations of the schools visited by members of the Women’s Committee expressed sincere thanks and appreciation for the support provided by the Company’s Management, as represented by the Women’s Committee. The charitable initiative has to date benefited 6 schools for girls and 11 boys’ schools, spread throughout most of Towns and Villages of the Kingdom.
GPIC supports and participates in Career Expo
Within the framework of the existing and continuous cooperation between GPIC and educational institutions in the Kingdom and the desire of the Company to communicate with students who are about to graduate from local universities, GPIC participated in and provided support for the Career Expo held from 6 to 8 November 2012. The Companyâ€™s participation in this exhibition confirms its close cooperation with all educational institutions. The Company is keen to review employment opportunities available for students expected to graduate at the end of the academic year, especially those who hold university degrees in chemical engineering, which suits the nature of work in the company. The Company representatives
and helped to guide them about the career opportunities available in the Company. In a statement on the occasion,
that the expo targeted students, graduates
parents and the community in general, and that it promoted
Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC understanding among Bahraini President, stressed his keenness students and jobseekers and to participate in this exhibition
guidance regarding the selection
annually, adding that, as one of of their jobs. the leading companies in the Kingdom, GPIC welcomes all initiatives that provide advice and guidance to young Bahrainis about their career choices. Mr. Jawahery
This exhibition aims to build bridges between students and institutions wishing to embrace graduates of higher educational institutions,
the disciplines that are required to Company is keen on an ongoing fill vacancies. These exhibitions basis to recruit qualified Bahrainis, contribute in guiding students pointing to the existence of many and college students about the young Bahrainis who are already
needs of the market, which
part of the Company team. In
helps these students to identify
addition, the Company trains and provides them with the required job skills. The Company is justly proud of the high Bahrainisation rates.
their specialties according to the needs of a growing market, one which is supported by economic stability and a vibrant financial and commercial centre evolving both
at the stand in the exhibition For his part, Mr. Abdul EIlah Al within the Kingdom of Bahrain interacted with college students Qasimi,Career Expo Chairman, said and in the region at large.
GPIC supports the Bahrain Association for Parents & Friends of the Disabled
In line with its policy of providing assistance to the Bahraini community and with a special interest in supporting people with special needs, GPIC provided its financial support for the Bahrain Association for Parents and Friends of the Disabled. GPIC President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said that GPIC, as one of the largest companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain, always allocates resources to support needy sections of the community, especially those related to the categories of children and people with special needs. This reflects the Companyâ€™s social
responsibility towards this category of society in recognising the outstanding efforts of the management and members of the Bahrain Association for Parents and Friends of the Disabled.
particular he highlighted the importance of giving them the opportunity to highlight their potential, their innovation and creativity and excellence, if they have the opportunity.
For his part, Mr. Jassim Mohammed Seyadi, Chairman of the Association, stated that the generous donation will be utilized in providing more services, activities and programmes for the disabled. He stressed the importance of the coming together of all institutions of civil society and the private sector in order to provide support for people with disabilities. In
The Bahrain Association for Parents and Friends of the Disabled is one of the leading social institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It provides educational and rehabilitative services for the disabled of both sexes, young and old, as well as providing cultural programmes and recreational activities
GPIC Supports the Bahrain Roadrunners
In line with its policy of supporting clubs and sports Institutions in the Kingdom and to promote charitable activities carried out by such local institutions, GPIC recently provided financial support to the Bahrain Roadrunners as a contribution from the Company to support athletics and to assist in the implementation of various sports programmes. On this occasion, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, praised the Bahrain Roadrunners, who have assisted in the development of skills for Bahrainis through their involvement in various athletics competitions held inside or outside the
Kingdom in order to develop their performance and show distinction in this sporting tradition. For his part, H.E. Sheikh Ibrahim bin Abdullah bin Khalid Al Khalifa gave his sincere thanks to the management of GPIC, led by H.E. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and GPIC Chairman, for their keenness to support the various activities, events and programmes of the Association. He commented that such generosity favours youth sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain, pointing out the positive impact of this support on the promotion of the sport.
GPIC Supports Bahrain Cancer Society GPIC was pleased to offer financial support for the Bahrain Cancer Society with a contribution from the Company to enhance the noble mission of the Society to assist patients with this disease. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, said that this support comes in implementation of the Companyâ€™s Social Responsibility towards various sectors of Bahraini society and its desire to contribute and support charities known for their provision of services to citizens. Mr. Jawahery commended the outstanding role played by the Bahrain Cancer Society and all its affiliates with respect to raising awareness among citizens about cancer as well as the Societyâ€™s continued efforts and contributions of benevolent service to Bahraini society, whether through
educational programmes or in providing the means for the treatment and care required by cancer sufferers. Methods of combating cancer and early diagnosis programmes have evolved to become today an integrated national plan, shared between citizens on one hand and those responsible for the medical sector in the Kingdom on the other.
GPIC Ladies visit Muharraq welfare Center for Social Care
On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, and in line with the Company’s commitment to social responsibility, the GPIC Ladies Working Committee recently visited the Muharraq Welfare Centre for Social Care. The visit was made in order to bring hapiness to the elderly and to share the joy of Eid. Members of the Committee were received by Ms. Amina Abdullatif, the Centre’s Director and Mr. Riad AbdulAziz, nutrition specialist at the Centre. During their visit, the members of the Women’s Committee familiarized themselves with the facilities and details of the activities and social events offered by this institution for the elderly in the area surrounding the Centre. Recreational events, focusing on health, leisure and physical well-being, are also provided by the Centre, providing a family setting to help its beneficiaries to avoid isolation and providing a wholesome and useful range of diverse activities and events. GPIC Ladies distributed gifts to Centre members who have over the years provided much good for this community and beloved country. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, thanked the Ladies Committee members for this humanitarian initiative which reflects the spirit of sharing and giving. He praised the diligent and benevolent efforts of the Women’s Committee of the Company, mentioning their participation in a diverse range of social events, praising in particular their devotion to the elderly who deserve the honour, appreciation and respect of the whole community and the opportunity to share the joy of happy occasions and national holidays. The Muharraq social welfare centre , which was founded on December 23, 1995, is a leading non-profit institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which provides social services, psychological and physical therapy for the elderly, as well as primary health care services.
GPIC supports Al Noor Charity Association The Ladies Committee at GPIC recently visited the Al Noor Charity Association, where they were greeted by Sheikha Lulwa bint Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Vice President of the Association and a number of Association members. The GPIC Ladies viewed the facilities and observed details of the activities and programmes offered by the Association to help Bahraini families in need. During the visit GPIC Ladies working Committee presented a financial contribution from the Company to the Al Noor Association, to help them carry out their duties and responsibilities towards the Bahraini community. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, thanked the Ladies Committee and all employees of the Company for this humanitarian initiative which reflects the spirit of sharing and giving inherent to the employees, praising in particular the efforts of the Women’s Committee in all social and charitable events. Mr. Jawahery added that the Company is keen to provide all forms of support to all humanitarian and charitable institutions that
support the community in our dear Kingdom. For her part, Sheikha Lulwa expressed her deep appreciation for the benevolent initiative of the GPIC Women’s Committee and the submission of such generous support. The Al Noor Charity Association was founded in 1997. It is a non-profit association operating within the Kingdom of Bahrain with the aim of supporting a variety of charitable projects, including orphanages, assistance with health care, construction and repair, ensuring the opportunity to attend Haj, assisting science students and providing assistance to the Muslims of Africa. .
GPIC supports the King Hamad Golf Cup GPIC offered a financial donation to Bahrain Golf Association, mainly to support its efforts in organizing the King Hamad Golf Cup, which was held from 20 to 22 December 2012. On this occasion, HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Bahrain Golf Association, offered thanks to HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H. the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, for the Company’s support for the implementation of projects and activities of the Association, which aims to advertise the game within the Kingdom, stressing his happiness that such support will help the Association to attract more young Bahrainis through the establishment of tournaments and bring in more coaches and professionals. For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President stressed GPIC’s keenness to contribute in support of sports clubs, particularly those that provide services to the youth sector. At the same
time Mr. Jawahery praised the efforts Association Chairman and members of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Golf Federation for supporting the sport, in hosting various tournaments that contribute to increasing the expertise of Bahraini players and giving them the opportunity to test their skills against other players and teams. He added that the golf in Bahrain has been able to occupy a leading position on the map, thanks to the excellent standards achieved by the Association in organizing previous tournaments both in terms of management and organization which has contributed to promoting the high reputation enjoyed by Bahrain in organizing big tournaments.
GPIC honours Bahrainis for Rescuing an Employee’s Family In recognition of their quick actions and courage to save a GPIC employee’s family, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC’s President, in the presence of H.E. Mr. Anwar Saeed ben Salamah, the Managing Director, honoured Bahraini citizens for reporting a fire at the home of Mrs. Najat Sharif which they passed by late at night. Without hesitation they notified the occupants of the house and contacted the Civil Defence and Fire Directorate, which prevented the occurrence of a major disaster or loss of life. Mr. Jawahery honoured both Mr. Hassan Al Fardan and his sister Ms. Aqila Al Fardan and thanked them for their courage and speedy response, which prevented dire consequences, especially as the fire had broken out without the knowledge of the occupants. Mr. Jawahery stressed that this recognition was a modest tribute from GPIC for this noble act, which again proves the spirit of brotherhood prevailing among Bahraini society, where members of the community seek cooperation and support towards a single goal: protection of life.
He added that Bahraini society follows the edicts of Islam, which calls for brotherhood and harmony and encourages cooperation between individuals to stand with each other in times of need. He called for the planting of these noble qualities into the hearts of our children, which will have the potential to ensure their future security and to maintain a healthy cohesive and peaceful society. For her part, Mrs. Najat Sharif, HR Superintendent, thanked H.E. Mr.Anwar Saeed ben Salamah and the executive management, especially Mr. Jawahery for their support and concern for their employees. She also thanked Mr. Hassan Al Fardan and his sister for their efforts and also the company employees who showed their comradeship and support. She also expressed her profound gratitude to Fire Department for their speedy response.
GPIC continues First Aid courses for new Employees
Within the varied framework of training plans and programmes provided by the Academy of Leadership and Learning at GPIC to develop the abilities and skills of Company staff, the Academy recently provided a First-Aid course. This is a core course and is run periodically to ensure that all employees of the Company maintain awareness of the deep impact and positive step in having knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety and how to act in case of any emergency to them or to their families. GPIC is making strenuous efforts with training programmes that result in a positive outcome for its employees. One expects to see a change in the balance of awareness and understanding of health in their families. This also reflects the effectiveness of the overall training plan of the Academy of Leadership and Learning, which has brought the Company many awards, both locally and internationally. A specialist certified trained employee of the Company provides courses in the Academy, including courses on different types of theoretical
and practical training in first aid that qualify the trainee in first aid skills both at home and in his career field. In this regard, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, praised the Company’s Board of Directors, chaired by HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, for its keenness to maintain the safety of workers in the workplace and beyond and to give employees new useful skills in their lives and therefore contribute to saving the lives of others. It is both pleasing and heartening to note the number of Company employees able to save the lives of others within and outside the Company.
GPIC Supports Dar Al Manar Parents Care Centre
Within the framework of the Company’s policy of supporting and assisting all worthy sections of society, to enhance communication and to demonstrate a compassionate approach, members of the GPIC Women’s Committee visited the Dar Al-Manar Parents Care Centre on Sunday, Sept. 9. Mrs. Maha Ibrahim, CEO, welcomed the group to the Centre and gave a tour of the facilities as well as details of the activities and events offered by this institution She also briefed the GPIC group on a range of cultural events and health and recreational facilities provided by the Centre, whose main mission is to provide meaningful recreation for the elderly, an alternative to help them to avoid isolation and occupy their leisure time with diverse activities and events, in recognition of their contribution to the community.
T h e C o m p a n y Wo m e n ’s Committee made a financial contribution on behalf of the Company, to help the Centre carry out its duties and responsibilities towards the elderly.
The Dar Al Manar Parents Care Centre was founded on 2 November 1998 and is the embodiment of a true community partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and the institutions of civil society, firmly Mrs. Ibrahim thanked Company President Mr. Abdulrahman committed to the principles of Jawahery and the members of social responsibility. The Dar the Women’s Committee for Al Manar Parents Care Centre this humanitarian initiative which offers services to more than 124 reflects the spirit of sharing and retired men and women who giving inherent in the Company and praised the diligent and were past employees of some benevolent efforts of the GPIC of Bahrain’s leading companies. Women’s Committee. Programmes include lessons in handicrafts and opportunity to Mr. Jawahery responded that the Company, under the guidance of exhibit and sell those products HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, at fairs and exhibitions, tour Advisor to HH the Prime of some of Bahrain’s attractive Minister for Industrial and Oil sights and also receive lessons Affairs and Company Chairman, in the Holy Quran. Breakfast is keen to provide all forms of support to all humanitarian and lunch is provided as well as organizations and charities in our transportation to and from their homes. dear Kingdom.
GPIC Plays Host to World Youth Ship Group
As part of a keen desire to exchange ideas and culture with people from other nations and as a pioneering example of Bahrain’s industry, GPIC played host to a the World Youth Ship delegation taking part in the 6th World Forum organized by the General Organisation for Youth & Sport from 4th -8th October, 2012. The visiting group included participants from Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Italy, Britain, Canada, Kenya, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Egypt and Cyprus. The delegation was welcomed on arrival at the GPIC Complex by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, members of the executive management and senior officials of the Company. Mr. Jawahery welcomed the youth delegation and briefed them on GPIC operational strategy. The visiting group then enjoyed a detailed presentation about the Company’s objectives, training of human resources, development of professional skills, concern
with women’s empowerment and contributions to the environment and community service. During a meeting with GPIC officials, members of the delegation had a question and answer session, giving the Company’s executives the opportunity to respond to questions asked.The guests made a tour of the plants and learned about phases of manufacture and exports. The Youth group members inspected the environmental projects within the Complex that demonstrate the Company’s concern with environmental issues. Following a luncheon held in their honour by GPIC, delegation members expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation for the warm hospitality and tour of the plants. They expressed their delight at visiting the Company and learning about the activities and programmes related to local community service. They said they were impressed by the
enormous industrial resources of the Kingdom of Bahrain, showing the extent of progress in industry. In a statement, GPIC President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said the Company was pleased to play host to the world youth delegation and reaffirmed that the visit was a good opportunity to inform youngsters from different countries of the world about GPIC’s development as a petrochemical complex with the most advanced and sophisticated facilities and qualified national manpower. The World Youth Forum is an important gathering of youngsters with the aim of exchanging expertise between Bahraini young people and their overseas counterparts. The event gives young Bahrainis the opportunity to exchange ideas and viewpoints about issues that concern youths in general and learning from the experience of other nations.
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