Issue 82 - August 2013
KHALEEJIEH Newsletter issued by Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company
GPIC Board of Directors holds a meeting at the company’s Headquarters
GPIC holds it’s major annual celebration marking Family Safety, Health & Environment Evening
You read in this issue GPIC Board of Directors holds meeting at the company’s Headquarters
GPIC achieves its goals set for the first half of this year
GPIC Wins IFTDO Award
GPIC achieves 15 million working hours without lost Time accident
GPIC celebrates the highest daily production rate of Urea in its history
High Pressure Steam Boiler for Enhancing Reliability of GPIC Plants
GPIC participates in the exhibition and forum for the conservation of energy and water 2013
GPIC Wins the British Safety Council Award
GPIC Celebrates Export of Shipment # 2000
The passing away of Dr. Haldor Frederik Topsøe
New Design of GPIC Urea Bags
GPIC cleans up Tubli Bay
Walking Day held on World Health Day
More than 1500 people attend GPIC Family Safety Evening
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Message from the President ... As we celebrate the advent of Eid Al Fitr, marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan, we are pleased to convey our sincere greetings and best wishes to Bahrain’s wise leadership and to the Government and people of the Kingdom of Bahrain and GPIC employees, on this auspicious occasion. During the past few months, GPIC has continued its successes and achievements confidently and according to a clearly defined strategy, based upon the directives of its Board of Directors, led by HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and the sincere efforts made by its employees and their contributions. Obviously, such professional achievements are not the sole priority in the Company’s operations, but such successes go hand in hand with the Company’s commitment to its corporate social responsibility and support to its events and activities. The Company is undoubtedly keen on extending support and assistance to various local societies, clubs and charities which serve the local community and without which GPIC would not have been able to pursue its continuous industrial growth. This edition of Khaleejieh covers a wide range of GPIC’s activities and participation in events held locally and abroad. It sheds light in brief on the vital social role played by our successful industrial organization in serving the local community. We sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to the success and promotion of such events. Abdulrahman Jawahery
GPIC Board of Directors holds meeting at the company’s Headquarters H.E the Chairman: We seek to maintain the company’s successes The GPIC Board of Directors held its meeting No.166 at the headquarters of the company’s complex on Wednesday, 13 June, under the Chairmanship of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs. The meeting began with a welcome speech delivered by H.E The Chairman, , who welcomed the board Members and conveyed to them the greetings of the wise leadership of the Kingdom of Bahrain and appreciation for the great success achieved by the company, while reiterating the government’s readiness to continue to provide all forms of support for the company and its strategic project intended to double its production of petrochemicals and fertilizers.
the company’s complex and discussed matters relating to the conduct of operations in the company and events carried out by the company during that period with respect to social responsibility, the status of employees of the company and a review of the training programmes offered by the company for the development of national Cadres that demonstrate how the great professionalism within the company are leading to new heights of success and excellence.
At the conclusion of the meeting H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, thanked the members of the Board of Directors for their efforts to ensure the success of the meeting and make appropriate decisions that will enhance the company’s success and help them it forward at all Then Board members reviewed levels, praising the members of items contained in the minutes the Executive Management who of the last meeting, including apply the Board’s decisions, the most prominent visits to policies and strategies.
For their part, the members of the Board of Directors expressed their satisfaction with the good results from the meeting and expressed their appreciation to H.E the Chairman for the good management of the meeting his directives, noting the efforts of the members of the executive management and those of the employees in the company who have contributed to the ongoing successes of the company. The company is looking to the future in the production and export of high-quality petrochemical products to the whole world and, to maintain this unique position, has been directing efforts and investment in the development and modernization of the plant, while modernizing management and control systems in the complex. This is in addition to the proposed expansion plans while also maximizing the potential of the existing facilities.
GPIC Chairman meets female employees of GPIC and pays tribute to the establishment of the Equal Opportunities Committee On Wednesday, 12 June, H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs, GPIC Chairman, paid an inspection visit to the industrial complex of the GPIC, where he met board members, members of the Executive Management team and senior officials of the company. H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa thanked the members of the Executive Management, headed by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the company and all employees of the company for their tireless efforts to apply all the strategies and policies established by the board to continue the successes of the company and help them overcome all obstacles and to meet the continuing fierce and volatile competition witnessed by the petrochemicals markets. In an exclusive interview on the occasion of the launch of the
Equal Opportunities Committee recently, H.E expressed his keenness to meet female employees and listen to the voice of women in the company. He explained that the launch of the Equal Opportunities Committee will provide additional benefits to women, ensuring the lack of any kind of discrimination, stressing at the same time that GPIC has made womenâ€™s empowerment a priority. For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery thanked to H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa for honouring the company with his inspection visit and said how delighted were all employees of the company who are always looking to connect with His Excellency. The companyâ€™s President commended the special meeting held with employees of the company to emphasise the great interest in the working women of the company and directed
the team to provide a stimulating work environment for them to overcome all the difficulties they face. GPIC has announced that during the month of June the formation of an equal opportunities committee within the company had come about in response to the kind invitation issued by H.R.H Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women, to all industrial companies in the Kingdom to form such an equal opportunities approach. GPIC remains at the forefront of the list of companies that have initiated the establishment of units of equal opportunity as well as a number of ministries and governmental institutions in the Kingdom.
GPIC achieves its goals set for the first half of this year
Thanks to the full commitment shown by the staff of the company and all its affiliates, including the great fidelity the staff have shown in the performance of their responsibilities, GPIC has again achieved the goals laid down for the first half of the year in the areas of production, export and safety, environmental and administrative systems. During the same period, the winning of a number of awards has distinguished the company’s level of performance, and its ability to achieve sustainable development with regard to both commercial activities and community responsibilities. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery GPIC President expressed his satisfaction with the achievements made by the company during the first half of the current year, one which is packed with challenges to be faced by the company having revised developed many of its administrative tactics to cope with the developments taking place in the industrial sector. While awaiting
approval for expansion, the company completed the largest comprehensive maintenance of its plant equipment in the history of the company, which was accomplished in a timely manner and according to plan, while the company continued to meet its obligations to its customers. Mr. Jawahery expressed his deep happiness at the outstanding achievements of the company in the areas of occupational safety, the most prominent achievement being that of 4,317 working days with no lost time accident, equivalent to more than 15.5 million man hours. Here, the challenge is not just to focus on the figures achieved, but to establish the keenness of the company to maintain the safety and integrity of the employees, who are considered the backbone of the sustainable development of its activities and its work, whether in the present or the future.
of innovation and excellence, both his own triumph in winning personally the shield of excellence from the Ministry of Labour as the best industrial leader for the year 2012 and the company obtaining the Award of Excellence from e-government for the year 2013 in the field of e-learning. This is a testament to the company’s ambition in seeking to create a healthy work environment that gives employees great motivation and encourages them to make efforts for the advancement of organisation.
Continuing, the company President reported that export operations have flowed at full pace and without any obstacles, according to the marketing plan and contractual obligations associated with the company, with the company’s total exports of Ammonia, Urea and Methanol exceeding that planned by 3 %. Thirty four ships have carried these exports, with the United States accounting for the largest Mr. Jawahery celebrated share of the company’s exports everything achieved in the field at 31%, followed by China with
19% and Thailand with 16%. For the first time in its history, GPIC achieved a sale of 19,660 tons of fertilizers to the Republic of Uruguay, in the month of April 2013. Mr. Jawahery concluded by stressing that all these achievements would not be possible without the permanent and persistent backing of the company’s board of directors, chaired by H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa and his fellow distinguished board members, as well as the utmost dedication shown by all the members of the executive management and employees of the company alike, who are doing their best to maintain the excellence of the company and its prestigious position among other global companies. A Significant milestone achievement for the company was celebrated recently when the ship “Stolt Sneland,” carrying 6,193 tons of Methanol sailed for the United States as the 2000th
vessel to ship export products Basic Industries Corporation since production began in 1985. (SABIC) authorized to market methanol and Petrochemical In spite of all the challenges Industries Company of Kuwait faced by the GPIC as a result authorized to market Ammonia of rapid changes taking place and Urea, means that GPIC in the continental and global has been able to export all its markets, especially those relating products and achieve attractive to the balance of supply and returns from sales, as well carry demand and in addition to the safe levels of stocks in storage, intense competition it faces, being thus able to guarantee the company’s collaboration no interruption or reduction in with its partners in Saudi production rates.
GPIC total exports - 2013 South Korea
South America Australia 1% 2% 11% 3% Africa 5%
GPIC Wins IFTDO Award H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa Praises GPIC workers For Their Teamwork Spirit
H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman said GPIC’s win of the Human Resources Development Award 2013 from the International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO) for best human resources development practices is a source of pride for this pioneering Company and is evidence of the success of the Company’s policies. The statement was made during a meeting with H.E Mr. Yousif bin
Abdulrahman Al Zamil Deputy Chairman and H.E Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director in the presence of Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President who presented the Award won by the Company for applying the best human resources practices and owing to its various initiatives, which enhanced the growth of its business.
development and noted that this was a demonstration of the Company’s sound policy in the training and development of its human resources.
He added the success of any enterprise depends primarily upon its human resources that work together for the joint objective of their organization that may be by making profits or providing a particular service. Meanwhile, H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Therefore, the success to Al Khalifa expessed his pleasure achieve always depends upon the at the Company’s win of the efficiency of the human resources IFTDO Award 2013 for the best and their ability to work as one practices in human resources team.
HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa Congratulates Mr. Jawahery for Receiving Outstanding President Award at the 6th Ceremony For Honouring Local Enterprises for 2012 In the presence of H.E Mr.Yousif bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil, GPIC Deputy Chairman and H.E Mr. Anwar bin Salameh, Managing Director H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman congratulated Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President for receiving the “Outstanding President Shield presented by the Ministry of Labour Supreme Council for Occupational Training at the 6th ceremony held for honouring enterprises exempted or required to pay occupational training contributions for 2012. The ceremony was held under the patronage of the H.E the Minister of Labor Mr. Jamil Humaidan. On this occasion, Mr. Jawahery presented the Outstanding President Shield to H.E Shaikh Isa bin
Ali Al Khalifa during the latter’s visit to his office on Wednesday 8th May, 2013. In a statement, Mr. Jawahery said this award is in recognition of the role played by the GPIC Chairman and member of the Board for giving him the opportunity to lead the Company and their continuous follow up of the Company’s operations as laid down in its strategies. Meanwhile, he expressed his sincere thanks to the Company’s employees who worked hard and with all sincerity in all Departments and on all levels enabling the Company to achieve the required levels of efficiency, profitability and productivity while reducing costs to achieve the necessary balance.
H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa receives GPIC President, congratulates Him on on his election as Vice-President for sustainability and development of the International Fertiliser Association
H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil & Industrial Affairs, Chairman of the GPIC Board of Directors, received both H.E Mr.Anwar Saeed bin Salamah, Vice Chairman and Mr.Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the company.
addition to his excellent relations and links to many of the global and regional figures influential in the world of the fertilizer industry.
He did not see this as a personal honor it, but as an estimation of the company to which he belongs, one which has given him a chance to rise to excellence.
During the meeting, in addition to discussing current progress of work and activities of the company, the company’s future H.E Shaikh Isa congratulated Mr. projects to double its production Abdulrahman Jawahery on his of petrochemical products were election as Vice-President for discussed. sustainability and development of the International Fertiliser At the end of the meeting, H.E Industry Association, which is expressed his full satisfaction considered an honour for the with the progress of the company. H.E stressed that company’s operations and its this choice is an indication success in stabilizing its position of Mr. Jawahery’s leadership, in global markets, success steadily international recognition of his witnessed by exports and levels competence and excellence and of profits. his long and rich experience. For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman He expressed on behalf of Jawahery thanked H.E and Vice all members of the Board of Chairman Mr.Anwar Saeed Directors of the company bin Salamah, hoping that he confidence in the President of could continue to meet the the company’s ability to provide expectations of the Board much through this position by of Directors and retain the virtue of his informed capacity, in motivation he has been given.
He added that his election of as Vice President for sustainability and development would double without a doubt the size of the responsibility entrusted to GPIC and all of its employees to promote sustainability issues, not only in Bahrain, but also on a global scale, stressing that the position is also undoubtedly an honour for the Kingdom of Bahrain, now earning the respect and appreciation of local and international organizations, underlining, in particular, the good reputation enjoyed by the company and its employees in the media world.
GPIC Chairman receives the Safety Excellence Award Won by GPIC for the Third Successive Time H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman received at his office HE Mr. Yousif bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Deputy Chairman and H.E Mr.Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director who presented to him the Safety Excellence Award won by the Company from the British Safety Council for the third successive time. During the meeting, which was attended by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President. H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali AL Khalifa welcomed the Company’s Deputy Chairman and Managing Director and praised their role in supporting the Company’s activities and operations. He thanked them for their contributions that resulted in winning numerous awards and prizes by the Company. The Chairman expressed his pride in winning the Safety Excellence Award and said it is part of the record achievements and awards received by GPIC. They came about as a result of the strict policies drawn up by the Board of Directors with respect to occupational safety, health and the environment. This high honour and recognition which was given by a prominent international organization shows beyond doubt the Company’s excellent approach to occupational safety and health. On their part, the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director expressed their sincere thanks to the Chairman for meeting with him to present to His Excellency the Excellence Award.
On this occasion, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery presented this significant achievement to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander for their leadership that has enabled the local industry to rise to higher levels internationally. He praised the major role played by the GPIC Chairman HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and all members of the Board for their continuous support to all the activities of the Company. The President noted the significant efforts made by all the employees and management staff who work sincerely for maintaining GPIC’s high reputation. GPIC received the Excellence Award recently at a major ceremony held in London by the British Safety Council and attended by more than 1,000 invited guests. Several factors were behind selecting GPIC to win this award and the most important of these was the outstanding leadership in the areas of health and safety and the Company’s integration of international standards in health and safety to build a solid system for risk control and the many steps taken by GPIC to involve all the employees in taking decisions related to health and safety transparently and effectively.
H.E Mr. Yousif bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil Presents e-Government Excellence Award 2013 to H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa Award is in Recognition of GPIC Efforts in Focusing on IT and Telecoms H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman received at his office H.E Mr. Yousif bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Deputy Chairman, H.E Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director in the presence of Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President who presented to the Chairman the e-Learning Award for the Joint Sector recently won by GPIC. The Company is equally owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait. GPIC Chairman expressed his sincere thanks to all members of the Board, Executive Management and employees of the Company for their outstanding efforts that enabled them through hard work and keen desire to develop with knowledge and technology to achieve such results and win this award.
and confirmed that his constant follow up and encouragement played a significant part in developing skills and realizing such achievement that is a new addition to the Companyâ€™s continuous successes. On his part, H.E Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director said he was pleased to meet with H.E Chairman of the Board to deliver to him the e-Learning Award to thank His Excellency for his efforts to enhance the status of the Company as a major industrial organization.
Commenting on winning this prestigious Award, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said this win was the result of the strategic plans drawn up by the Board of Directors led by H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa given that GPIC was always keen on ensuring e-learning for the employees through training courses on offer. The emphasis, he said, H.E Mr.Yousif Al Zamil expressed is always on the quality of the his thanks to H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali training programmes provided in Al Khalifa for the warm reception the Company.
Earlier, Mr. Ahmed Nooruddin, General Manager â€“ Special Projects received the e-Learning Award for the joint sector on behalf of GPIC President at the ceremony held by the e-Government Authority under the patronage of HH Shaikh Mohamed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for IT and Telecommunications. This award is given to the public organizations that prove having benefitted from technological solutions in providing and supporting the learning process in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It should be noted that GPIC has in recent years made vast strides in the areas of training and development, in terms of quantity and content, through its conviction in the crucial role played by education and training in supporting total development of the country. The Company has its own e-Learning Centre in addition to the Leadership and Learning Academy for supporting the training process in the organization.
THE MINISTER OF FINANCE, THE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF OIL AND GAS RECEIVES GPIC’S DEPUTY CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
H.E Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, the Minister of Finance and the Minister in charge of Oil and Gas, received on Thursday 9 May, at his office, H.E Mr. Yousuf bin Abdulrahman Al-Zamel, the Deputy Chairman of Gulf Petrochemical Industry Company (GPIC), and H.E Mr. Anwar Said bin Salama, the Managing Director of the Company. They were accompanied by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC. The Minister welcomed the visitors and praised their efforts in enhancing and developing GPIC’s business and in promoting the company to a world class level. The Minister spoke highly of the plans and programs developed by the Board of Directors under the chairmanship of His Excellency Shaikh Isa bin Ali AlKhalifa, to maintain the company’s competitive position amidst the
rapid changes witnessed in this vital industry.
excellent business environment and appropriate investment atmosphere. This has encouraged At the end of the meeting, many international companies Mr. Yousuf Al Zamel, Deputy to participate in development Chairman of GPIC, and Mr.Anwar projects. Said bin Salama, the Managing Director of the company, On his part, Mr. Abdulrahman expressed their thanks to H.E Jawahery, praised the fruitful Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed results of this meeting and Al-Khalifa, the Minister of Finance thanked the Minister for His and the Minister in charge of Oil Excellency’s interest in the and Gas, for this reception at His company’s development projects. Excellency’s office. They stressed that the visit was part of the “GPIC has now become a joint cooperation between the leading company in industrial National Oil and Gas Authority diversification for the benefit (NOGA) and officials of GPIC to of the Bahraini economy and follow up business progress and will continue to play an effective future projects. role in achieving Bahrain’s 2030 vision in human, social, economic The visitors valued the effective and environmental areas”, Mr. role of H.E the Minister in Jawahery said. “It is the company’s backing GPIC’s projects and the plan to establish self-sufficient Government’s support received economy based on knowledge by GPIC, which is keen to provide and corporate culture”, he added.
GPIC achieves 15 million working hours without lost Time accident
Totalling 4,211 working days, this number of hours is the product of years of hard work and the fruit of rigorous administrative policies, applied via the universal principles of occupational safety and health. In particular, such a milestone comes in the wake of implementation of the Company’s largest periodic maintenance in its history in terms of the budget allocated to it and the
development work carried out, in itself another successful step in the Company’s successful march. H.E the Vice-Chairman declared his happiness at this achievement, which is clear proof of the efficiency of Gulf citizens and Bahraini nationals in particular, to accomplish the tasks entrusted to them with skill, in full compliance with maintaining the strict international standards adopted by the Company with regard to safety, all of which has earned the Company a prominent place
“ This achievement is clear
proof of the efficiency of Gulf citizens and Bahraini nationals in particular
In the presence of H.E Yousif bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Vice Chairman, HE Anwar Saeed bin Salama, Managing Director and President of the Company, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, as well as members of the executive management and the Labour Union, GPIC recently celebrated the achievement of more than 15 million working hours without a lost time accident to either the Company’s employees or contractors’ workers.
in the world of petrochemical industry, making it the envy of major industrial entities around the world. H.E.The Managing Director said that it is no surprise that the Company’s team should be capable of such excellence in its safety record, given its proven track record and known achievements, witnessed by the awards received on a continuous basis. He further stressed that this superiority is thanks to God and thanks to the efforts of employees who work in all sincerity, skill and cooperation with members of the executive management, in order to maintain the gains achieved by the Company since its inception. For his part, GPIC President, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, expressed his delight at the dazzling performance of GPIC, as
it flies through skies of excellence, raising the name of the Kingdom in many global institutions, where the Company is seen as an example of distinguished GCC joint cooperation, due to the money, effort, time and hard work spent in achieving the highest levels of safety and health in all stages of manufacturing and production. The safety of the individual is always preferred to profitability, which is the product of the commitment and support of the Board of Directors and Executive Management in all the safety and health activities and programmes of the Company, as well as the concerted efforts of the employees. The comprehensive management systems applied are aimed at the advancement and continued development of performance and higher rates of profitability and efficiency in productivity
It is no surprise that
the Company’s team should be capable of such excellence in its safety record and reduced expenses, without neglecting safety standards, to allow GPIC to become a global company today, a model of excellence in all its activities.
of the most important pillars, one which requires a great deal of responsibility and awareness, stressing at the same time that, as a leading company and rival to the world’s largest businesses, the company’s approach with regard to its efforts in the field of safety, health and environment are a sure sign of its health. At the conclusion of his speech, Mr. Jawahery dedicated these achievements to HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and the Company’s chairman.
Mr. Jawahery further commented that maintaining the highest levels of performance in the field of safety, health and the environment and the prevention of accidents is a continuing challenge for the company, adding that the administration has made it one
In Recognition of their Efforts,
GPIC Honours Outstanding Workers As part of the Kingdom’s celebration of Labour Day, GPIC held a ceremony on Thursday 9th May, 2013 in honour of the outstanding and hard working employees in the Company. The event was attended by H.E Mr. Yousuf bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Deputy Chairman and HE Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director, members of the executive Management and Board members of the GPIC Trade Union. At the opening ceremony, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President delivered a speech in which he thanked HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to HRH the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and all members of the Board of Directors for their continuous concern and follow up of the Company’s activities. He also thanked H.E Mr.Yousuf bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Deputy Chairman and H.E Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director for attending this important ceremony which represents a personal recognition for each worker and employee of the Company.
In his speech, Mr. Jawahery reiterated the Company’s keenness to look after its human resources through qualifying and training them by giving them the opportunity to attend specialized seminars and conferences locally and overseas and holding various workshops and training courses for them. He expressed pride in the Company’s staff members who made the Company proud of their qualifications and high standards of performance. Further, Mr. Jawahery praised the many achievements of the Company through the efforts and contributions of its employees who enabled it to win numerous local and international awards. Concluding, Mr. Jawahery expressed his pride in the Company’s staff members for their outstanding qualities in carrying out their job duties. He stressed the ability of Bahraini workers to achieve if he was given trust and the suitable work environment to excel and to be creative. The Company’s concern with its human resources stems from the fact that they are considered the true wealth and basis for its success, he added.
GPIC celebrates the highest daily production rate of Urea in its history
Within its ongoing quest to achieve the highest rates of efficiency and productivity, GPIC celebrated on Thursday, May 9, 2013 the highest rate of daily production in its history as well as 941 days of operating without any lost time accidents - the longest such production run in the world. Attending the ceremony, which was held at the headquarters of the Company’s industrial complex where H.E Yousef Bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Vice Chairman of the Company, and H.E Anwar Saeed bin Salama, Managing Director, with Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the Company.
In a statement on the occasion, H.E the Vice Chairman and H.E the Managing Director expressed their deep satisfaction at this achievement, which is the result of continuity in the Company’s operations and its commitment to provide development programmes that raise the efficiency of staff through ambitious training opportunities in order to accomplish the management of the Company’s plants efficiently and effectively.
developed by The Board of Directors, chaired by H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial. At the same time, there was praise for the professionalism displayed by members of the Executive Management and all employees of the Company where all had cooperated within the spirit of one family in order to apply this successful strategy.
Mr. Jawahery pointed out that For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman the average daily production Jawahery, President, said that for the month of April reached the Company had managed to 2,010 tons per day, which reflects reach this milestone of 941 the tremendous efforts exerted days of continuous operation by the staff, meriting the great without any lost time accidents confidence accorded to then by thanks to the balanced strategy the Board of Directors.
GPIC Promotions to Bolster Bahrainisation
As part of Bahrainâ€™s celebration of May Day, GPIC President issued a resolution for the promotion of number of the Companyâ€™s employees in compliance with the promotion and incentive policy of the Company. The decision was announced in the presence of H.E Mr. Yousuf bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil, GPIC Deputy Chairman, HE Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director, executive Management members and Chairman and Board members of GPIC Labour Union.
3. Mr. Redha Ahmed to the post of Technical Support Superintendent (Designate),
Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Jawahery said he was pleased and proud of the new group of employees 4. Mr. Munther Mohamed Ali who had been promoted and to the post of Marketing underlined his confidence Superintendent (Designate), in the competence of the Bahraini workforce whom he 5. Mr. Adel Al Thawadi to the post said were highly appreciated of Senior Electrical Supervisor, by the management. 6. Mr. Mohamed Fateel to the post of Methanol Shift Supervisor,
The new promotions are part of an 7. Mr. Ali Fakhro to the post of ambitious plan through which the Ammonia Shift Supervisor, Company seeks to qualify national staff members to take over senior 8. Mr. Yousuf Buhijji to the post and supervisory positions in the of System Analyst, Company as part of a gradual Bahrainisation policy. 9. Mr. Husain Moosa to the post of System Analyst, The promotions affected 10. Mr. Mustafa Abdulla to System 1. Mr. Salah Ebrahim to the post Administrator, of Electrical Superintendent, 11. Mr. Faisal Hassani to 2. Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Mahmeed to Procurement Officer the post of Acting Instrument Superintendent, 12. Mr. Akbar Mohamed to Procurement Officer.
He pointed out that the recently promoted employees were reputed for their high levels of efficiency and expertise and have worked hard to develop themselves and to benefit from the training opportunities, hence they truly were worthy of such promotions. He also praised the high standards of courses offered by the GPIC Training & Development Centre in addition to having the latest and most sophisticated equipment and facilities for use by the trainees.The Centre has already served many students and employees who attended specialized courses at this advanced Centre.
High Pressure Steam Boiler for Enhancing Reliability of GPIC Plants
GPIC has been continually improving the production plantsâ€™ performance and also strive to enhance the reliability of Operations. One of the major reliability project which was carried out at GPIC over the last two years; Construction, Commissioning and Operation of the new High Pressure Steam Boiler. GPIC Operates Ammonia, Methanol & Urea complex with necessary Utilities and Shipping operations. The complex is equipped with three high pressure boilers, operating at 110 barg and each capable of producing 80 MT/hr. As the capacity improvement projects were carried out to increase the production of the operating plants, the requirement of the High pressure steam gradually increased and all the three boilers were operating at the rated capacity throughout the year. The Two boilers were constructed and commissioned in 1998 along with the Operating plants and the third boiler was commissioned in 1998 along with the Urea plant. High pressure steam is used to drive the large turbines in the Ammonia, Methanol & Urea plants
and the reliable steam supply is essential for the reliable operation of the turbines and the production. With this in view, GPIC Management approved the new Boiler Project in May 2011, for the construction of the new High Pressure Steam Boiler, which will enhance the reliability of the steam network and also facilitates the detailed inspection and refurbishment of the old boilers. The contact was signed with Tecnimont, Italy for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of the Boiler. The Boiler is constructed by Macchi, Italy, who also have supplied the two boilers during the initial plants construction. The new boiler is of state of the art design; with the upgraded metallurgy for all the high pressure systems; built to ASME Section 1; Burner Management System (BMS) designed to NFPA standards; all instruments designed to SIL 3 compliance; Total automatic control including over firing protection; all these features have made the boiler very safe with advanced automation.
GPIC Launches New OTS in Presence of Deputy Chairman and Managing Director
for the enhancement of the employees’ professionalism and efficiency. They expressed confidence in the skills of the national workforce and their ability to reap the benefits of the ambitious training programmes offered by the Company.
On 9th May, 2013 GPIC launched a new training simulator (OTS) at the Leadership and Learning Academy at the Company’s Sitra Complex in the presence of H.E Yousif bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Deputy Chairman and H.E Anwar Saeed bin Salameh, Managing Director. The launch of the new equipment is part of the efforts made by GPIC to enhance the skills and experience of engineers and operators at the Equipment Operation.
operation of the plants. It is also an important training tool for training the plant operators and engineers on how to use equipment as part of carefully prepared training programmes.
In statements on this occasion, H.E Deputy Chairman and H.E Managing Director said they were pleased with the launch of the new training facility which was part of the continuous upgrade of the Company’s operations and equipment. It The newly launched simulator will also give a boost to training is one of the key elements for and development programmes boosting successful and safe provided by the management
Meanwhile, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to H.E Yousif bin Abdulrahman Al Zamil and H.E Anwar Saeed bin Salameh for kindly launching the new OTS facility, which reflected the keenness of the Management to provide the latest training requirements for boosting the employees’ efficiency. He noted that the new simulator was extremely vital being an integral part of the new OTS project. Mr. Jawahery added that it was expected that the new OTS project would further enhance the availability of high pressure steam that was vital for furthering the reliability of the production plants in the Company.
H.E the Minister of Transportation visits GPIC In line with GPIC’s eagerness to strengthen its role in community development and the company’s devotion to establish communication with officials in the public and private sectors, to consolidate a broader perspective to its economic success, GPIC received on Monday 8th July H.E Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation, accompanied by a number of senior officials in the Ministry. H.E the Minister and the accompanying delegation were greeted upon arrival at the company’s complex by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the company, as well as members of the Executive Management and a number of company officials. Mr. Jawahery conveyed the greetings of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and Chairman of GPIC, expressing the thanks of the company’s Management for
the cooperation of the Ministry of Transportation in promoting the work of the company on all levels, in particular in follow-up actions on the implementation of the company’s projects, a splendid example of coordination, cooperation and integration between the private sector and the government. H.E the Minister and the accompanying officials were then briefed on the vision and principles of the company and its management systems, as well as the programmes offered by the company which aim to care for and preserve the environment. The GPIC President also briefed the distinguished visitors the company’s activities in the field of social partnership, such as support for charities and the community and the provision of training opportunities for employees of local universities and educational institutions and training institutes, as well as their support to the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Programme as well as the
programme run jointly with the Ministry of Education for Environmental Research, which GPIC sponsors and funds on an annual basis and the support for global conferences held in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the accompanying exhibitions and specialized workshops. H.E the Minister ofTransportation and his accompanying delegation then listened to a detailed explanation of the company’s operations and achievements in the fields of production and quality, the environment and occupational safety and health, production and export as well as the training programmes and activities offered by the Academy of Leadership and Learning. H.E the Minister then honoured a number of employees deserving of awards before touring the company’s facilities and factories, where he expressed his delight at the factories and projects interwoven throughout the complex in a breathtaking reflection of the harmony possible between industry and the environment. This
was illustrated in particular by the tour through the Princess Sabeeka garden of aromatic plants and medicinal herbs set up by the company to preserve rare medicinal herbs which have been used in the past for therapeutic purposes.
expressed his deep pleasure at the pilot projects set up by the GPIC within its large industrial complex, pointing out that the companyâ€™s experience in this regard proved the viability of a marriage between industry and the environment and the capacity to reduce negative effects To mark the occasion of his that may result from industrial visit, H.E the Minister planted a processes. palm tree in the gardens of the company, and then continued For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman thereafter to view the charity fish Jawahery gave his thanks and farm set up by the company to appreciation to H.E the Minister contribute to the conservation of Transportation for accepting of marine wealth, through the the invitation to visit the release of thousands of fish to company, noting how the efforts deep water after breeding in of his Excellency and other ponds. transport sector officials have contributed to developing the At the conclusion of the visit, H.E system of transportation in the the Minister of Transportation Kingdom, one of the main pillars
upon which the development the nation as well as having a large impact on promoting convergence and social cohesion in all its forms, stressing at the same time that the transportation sector is one of the most vital sectors, an essential element of the attractions that contribute to investment in the economic development process in the Kingdom. He also thanked H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and Chairman of the company, expressing great appreciation to the President of the company and members of the Executive Management team for their warm reception and generous hospitality,
GPIC hosts the Speaker of the Jordanian House of Representatives
Accompanied by a high-level parliamentary delegation and in the presence of H.E Abdullah Khalaf Al Dosari, First Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Representatives , on Tuesday, 4th June, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Jordan, H.E Saad Hale visited GPIC during his official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC and members of the Executive Management received the honoured guest and his accompanying delegation upon arrival at the company’s complex Mr. Jawahery conveyed to them the greetings of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and GPIC Chairman, while also highlighting the role of the Jordanian House of Representatives, which represents all Jordanians in the light of goodness and reform as led by His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Calling for further implementation of joint projects, the GPIC President praised the close links between the Kingdom of Bahrain the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, stressing common historical roots, describing the well-established and solid foundations of mutual respect and understanding, the common history and language, strengthened over time through cooperation and coordination.
The guests then toured the company’s complex, during which they inspected the company’s factories and environmental projects, reflecting between them the beautiful harmony possible between industry and the environment.
On behalf of the members of the parliamentary delegation of Jordan, H.E Saad Hale Mr. Jawahery then presented a brief expressed his delight and about the business philosophy of gratitude for the generous the company and its strategy, which hospitality and graciousness is characterized by the application afforded by the President of of modern administrative the company and its officers, systems giving employees equal expressing his admiration for opportunities in training and what he had witnessed during allowing them to give of their best the visit. He commented while enjoying equal chances for that GPIC represents a level promotion. He further explained of industry developed to the company’s community service match the excellence of more and volunteer programmes sophisticated countries and that support the many local recommended GPIC as an institutions and associations that example of outstanding Gulf provide services for the elderly, Cooperation which be viewed the sick and children, encouraged as a model to be applied at the by the company’s management level of the Arab world as a which is keen to fulfill the social whole. responsibility placed on it.
Two members of the Saudi Shura Council visit GPIC GPICâ€™s keenness to promote bilateral ties with various Bodies and national institutions in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region was illustrated on Wednesday May 29th, with the visit to the Company of two esteemed members of the Saudi Shura Council, H.E Professor Dr. Fardaus Saud Al Saleh and H.E Dr. AlJawhara Bint Ibrahim AlBubashait, accompanied by a Shura delegation which included H.E Mr. Ahmad Behzad and H.E Dr. Jihad AlFadhel.
women and their importance in public affairs and decisionmaking process. He stated his appreciation for Saudi women who are involved in all areas, including political decisions, expressing his confidence in the ability of Saudi women to participate developmentally and politically and in human rights decision-making.
GPIC President, Mr.Abdulrahman Jawahery and members of the Executive Management and a number of senior officials of the company welcomed the visitors and conveyed to them the greetings of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and Company Chairman.
In this regard, the President commended the courageous step and wise decision taken by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to appoint Saudi women to the Shura Council, choosing the elite among women in the Kingdom, women with the knowledge, experience and competence to be appointed to the council and who enjoy full rights of membership, with all the duties and responsibilities thus implied.
During their meeting, Mr. Jawahery praised the role of women in Shuras, helping to change stereotypes about
The President then briefed the visitors about the Companyâ€™s business philosophy and strategies, emphasising
the application of modern management systems that give equal opportunities in staff training and that allow all staff to exert their utmost energies while giving them an unimpeded field of chances for promotion. To conclude their visit, the guests were given a tour of the operations, factories and modern facilities. They expressed their great pleasure at the many activities and programmes implemented by the Company outside its scope of industrial specialization but demonstrating vividly its commitment towards social responsibility within the local community.All this highlights the Company as a symbol of successful Gulf Cooperation, fruitful in both industrial and social development. The visitors thanked the President and members of its Executive Management for the warm reception and hospitality, and expressed their hope that the company continue to sparkle with success.
GPIC Supports Al Sanabel Orphans Care
The honorary president of Al Sanabel Orphans Care, Sheikh Salman bin Abdulla Al Khalifa received GPIC President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, accompanied by a number of GPIC senior officials. The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Adnan Al Qattan, Chairman of Al Sanabel Board of Trustees. Sheikh Salman briefed his guests on the role of Al Sanabel’s voluntary work in supporting and sheltering innocent orphans and disadvantaged members of the community and its future strategy to promote and groom these orphans for a promising future through various educational and rehabilitation programs and life skills that will teach them to be independent.
AL Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and GPIC Chairman, and handed over a donation in support of the Orphans Care activities. He stressed that GPIC is dedicated to providing support to the various needs of homeless children in our community and is also delighted to extend a caring hand to vulnerable citizens and improve their living conditions. He stated that the financial support extended to the Orphans Care is in line with GPIC’s long standing commitment to the local community and comes as part of the company’s donations and contributions program.
Sanabel to elevate not only the living standards of the needy orphans, but also to give them the opportunity to be effective and constructive elements in the community. Sh. Salman extended his sincere thanks and appreciation to the GPIC Board Chairman, H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa and member of the executive management for contributing richly to the Orphans care, and wished GPIC success in its future commitment to uplift the needs of the under-privileged in society through donations.
The child care home is currently working with the other Mr. Jawahery praised the government agencies to build a Mr. Jawahery then conveyed the comprehensive human and support bank and help promote greetings of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali social care extended by Al the morale of these orphans.
GPIC participates in the exhibition and forum for the conservation of energy and water 2013
GPIC participated in the exhibition and forum for the conservation of energy and water 2013, held at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre under the patronage of H.E Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of State for Electricity and Water. The GPIC delegation comprised a number of company officials as well as employees of various sections of the company. The conference was organized by the Electricity and Water Authority and the Bahrain Society of Engineers in cooperation with the National Oil and Gas Authority. At the opening ceremony, Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of State for Electricity and Water presented an honorary shield for the category of gold sponsor to Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President. At the opening of the exhibition, H.E Dr. Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza, visited the company’s stand, where he was received by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery and
viewed samples of the company’s products, which have earned a reputation for high quality which is unique in regional and global petrochemical markets. H.E Dr. Mirza was also briefed on training programmes offered by the company through the Academy for Leadership and Learning, the company’s remarkable efforts in the field of caring for the environment and conservation and also on the company’s efforts with regard to the conservation of energy and water. H.E Dr. Mirza spoke of his admiration for the company’s stand and the company’s commitment the rationalization of energy consumption, the outstanding work on raising awareness being done by the company in this regard, as well as its known role in the field of environmental conservation and stewardship. The company’s work to reduce negative impacts on the environment were singled out, in particular the carbon
dioxide recapture unit, which is the first project of its kind in the Middle East. For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, the company President, expressed appreciation to His Excellency Dr. Mirza honouring the company stand by his visit, stressing that the company much favoured participation in the exhibition and forum due to the importance of the subjects raised and the focus on the need to preserve non-renewable resources in the Kingdom as well as the reduction of waste and reducing emissions affecting environment, while adding that the forum and the exhibition come at a time when the Kingdom of Bahrain is trying to reduce the consumption of energy and water resources by proposing a number of programmes and initiatives. GPIC, he said, is pleased to cooperate with the Electricity and Water Authority and the Bahrain Association of Engineers in all activities that reflect positively on development in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
GPIC establishes an Equal Opportunities Committee GPIC announced that it has formed an Equal Opportunities Committee in response to the kind invitation of H.R.H Princess Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa, wife of H.M the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women to formalize equal opportunities within industrial companies in the Kingdom. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the company confirmed that the establishment of this committee comes in support of and in furtherance of the efforts of H.R.H the Princess, in an effort to empower Bahraini women and ensure their full integration into comprehensive development programmes, thus establishing the principles of equality and non-discrimination. He praised in this regard the efforts of the Supreme Council for Women to highlight the role of women in the renaissance of the nation.
women within petrochemical industry, where the proven efficiency of women, even excellence in many cases, has been established. He explained that the company’s management has worked to grant Bahraini women working in the company all possible opportunities for training and advancement, noting the creativity in their work, having provided programmes that refine women’s talents and leadership, while also encouraging them to reach high positions within the company.
For her part, H.E Ms. Hala Al-Ansari, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women thanked GPIC for having established such an equal opportunities committee and offered her sincere gratitude to HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and Chairman of the GPIC Board of Directors, as well Mr. Jawahery added that GPIC as all members of the Executive has, since its inception, pioneered Management for their support the integration of Bahraini in the establishment of the Equal
Opportunities Committee. GPIC’s recently formed unit of equal opportunity, which was launched under the name “Equal Opportunities Commission” also takes into account labour regulations, in cooperation and coordination with the department for the integration of women’s needs in the Supreme Council for Women. H.M King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has issued a royal decree via the National Committee for follow-up and implementation of the national model integrating the needs of women in the workplace, headed by President of the Supreme Council for Women Her Royal Highness Princess Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa, with this being the main theme of the First National Conference for Bahraini women, a milestone in the march of Bahraini women towards taking a fully activate the role in the affairs of the Kingdom, while integrating their needs into the course of national development.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy…
GPIC supports ALRahma Center To enhance the role of the community undertaken by the GPIC and under the direction of civilization of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and based on the directives of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and company’s chairman, the GPIC supported ALRahma Center. This was done in reception of H.E Mr. Rasheed Al Meraj, Governor ,Central Bank of Bahrain, Chairman of AlRahma Center and in the presence of the Board member Mr. Sami Jalal on Sunday, 21 July to the Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery GPIC President with a number of members of the Executive Management of the company. During the interview, Mr. Jawahery delivered by H.E Mr. Rasheed Al Maraj GPIC contribution in support of the Centre and its activities and programs. H.E Mr.Al Meraj sincere thanks and appreciation to the Board of Directors of the Gulf petrochemical industries Co. under the chairmanship of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and its generous contribution and constant support
of AlRahma Center, stressing that this donation will be utilized to enhance the programs and activities of the Centre and services it offers to young people with mental disabilities from moderate to severe gender through the day to day care, will also benefit from the donation to absorb more young people and attract the services provided within the center. For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery Said that GPIC seeks to exploit the success by supporting various groups of society and its institutions, especially the charities that deal with the people with special needs, due to the need of this class to the ongoing support and continuing care, and praised the humanitarian role distinctive of the Centre compassion for the care of young people towards people with special needs. He also praised to provide the center for training and educational programs matched with modern educational trends for Special Education, as well as providing guidance and counseling to the families of young people with special needs and make them aware of the correct methods and techniques for dealing with this important segments of society.
For the Sixth Consecutive Year GPIC Wins the British Safety Council Award
Wining is the Result of GPIC Initiatives for Promotion of Safety, Health and Environment Awareness At a ceremony recently held in London, GPIC President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery received the British Safety Council Award, which GPIC won for the sixth consecutive year. At a glittering ceremony attended by more than 1,000 leaders and senior executives of international companies and guests in addition to a large number of invitees, GPIC received this prestigious award.
Mr. Jawahery said the BSC panel of judges was motivated to select GPIC to win this award due to the outstanding leadership handling everything related to issues of health and safety and its significant efforts for selecting and integrating the best international standards of safety and health for building up a sound risk control system. He added that the Company is also keen to involve its employees in decision making related to safety In a statement on this occasion, and health. GPIC President said he was extremely delighted with this Meanwhile, GPIC President paid global recognition which was a tribute to the role played by recognition of Bahraini and Gulf the Board of Directors led by industry. He added winning the HE. Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, award is clear evidence of the as the Board sought to devise international standards achieved the appropriate mechanisms by GPIC in the area of safety. in support of this trend. The Considerable investments have Board, he added, sought to raise been made in developing and performance levels concerning training Bahraini staff in order to occupational health and safety. cultivate and instill safety culture He emphasized the role played at work. Such investment in by the executive management in safety of personnel, he said, has monitoring the implementation been given precedence over just of training programmes and making profits with the ultimate courses to ensure that the highest goal of raising health and safety safety standards are applied. levels in all industrial operations. GPIC management has carried
out various activities related to safety and health and has ensured applying comprehensive management systems designed to raise performance levels and to boost productivity without overlooking international safety standards, he noted. The Company’s President reiterated that the continuation to maintain the highest performance levels in the areas of safety, health, environment and protection against accidents were the mainstay of management upon which all decision making in the Company takes place. He stressed that the Company’s continuous win of safety awards and competition against major international companies was evidence of the Company’s successful efforts in these particular areas. Concluding, Mr. Jawahery presented these achievements to Bahrain’s wise leadership owing to its care and patronage of the petrochemical industry and its great concern with issues of safety, health and the environment.
Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery elected Vice President of IFA for Sustainability & Development
Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery expressed his pride in the confidence placed in him by the IFA, recognition of the advanced level reached by the fertilizer industry in the Arab world in general and the Gulf region in As a reflection of the status and particular. global reputation enjoyed by GPIC within the international He stressed that his election community, Mr. Abdulrahman would double the responsibility Jawahery, GPIC President has entrusted to GPIC and all been elected Vice President of the employees of the company to International Fertilizer Industry enhance sustainability issues, Association for Sustainable and not only in Bahrain but also on a global scale, stressing that the Development. honour of holding this position The appointment to this high comes as appreciation for the office reflects the confidence outstanding achievements of of the IFA in the reputation of GPIC on a continuous basis, GPIC as prestigious company, in the field of fertilizers and one noted for its high efficiency petrochemical products. It is and expert cadres among also undoubtedly an honour for the Bahraini workforce. Also the Kingdom of Bahrain and its renowned for good governance citizens who have earned such and excellence and innovation in a good reputation in industrial performance, Bahrainis are thus efficiency and administrative qualified to fill the top positions skills, as seen in the media world. in global institutions and various international organizations. The wise policies followed by the Board of Directors under In a statement on the occasion the Chairmanship of H.E Shaikh of his election to this position, Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, must also be
recognised, whereby the Board has ensured the maintenance of steady growth, as witnessed by the companyâ€™s sales. At the same time the high standards of safety, occupational health and care for the environment, as well as a flexibility in dealing with world markets, coupled with modern management systems, production, maintenance, training and safety, have all boosted the competitiveness of the company. Mr. Jawahery pledged to continue working with his colleagues at the IFA in order to develop the system and promote the exchange of experiences and contribute to the development of ideas and successful programmes implemented by various companies in the world fertilizer industry. Mr. Jawahery man holds a masterâ€™s degree in chemical engineering from London, and is a Fellow of the British Institute of Chemical Engineers, in addition to being an environmental specialist and legal scholar.
GPIC Celebrates Export of Shipment # 2000
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company has recently marked the export of the shipment No.2000 of petrochemicals on board the vessel MV Stolt Sneland with a total of 7,193 tons of products bound for the US.
Company in various departments for this important achievement. This is a further culmination of the hard and continuous work of the GPIC employees throughout the years since its exports were launched back in 1985 until the present time. Thanks to these efforts and to the support of Marking the auspicious occasion, its partners, GPIC was able to Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, export a total of 26.8 million tons expressed his congratulations of ammonia, urea and methanol to HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al carried by 2,000 ships to various Khalifa, Advisor to His Royal destinations worldwide. Highness the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and the GPIC President praised the Company’s Chairman for this high level of the Company’s significant achievement. It proves efficiency and procedures once again the continued success especially these applied in the of the Company to make further areas of occupational safety, achievements in spite of the fierce health and the environment competition in the petrochemical that contributed to the smooth industries. He reiterated the handling and export operations strong support enjoyed by over the years without any time GPIC’s executive management loss accidents. and all the employees from the Board Chairman and members The Company’s President who have contributed to expressed his sincere thanks the Company’s growth and to Saudi Basic Industries productivity. Corporation (SABIC) of Saudi Arabia and Petrochemical Mr. Jawahery also expressed his Industries Company Kuwait, sincere thanks and appreciation the authorized marketers of the to all the employees of the Company’s products for their
continuous efforts on all levels and their highly appreciated role in scheduling shipments according to production levels in the GPIC Complex and the continuous coordination with the Company’s Marketing Department. Meanwhile, Mr. Jawahery expressed his thanks to the management and staff of Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) and praised the continuous support provided by them for providing ship handling services and facilitating ammonia and methanol exports through the Bapco offshore jetty. GPIC exports more than 1.1 million tons of ammonia, urea and methanol products in every year to various world markets including the US, Australia, South America, India, Pakistan, Thailand and other world markets. The Company’s urea export jetty has a first class certificate given by AQIS of Australia. This certificate is awarded for meeting the most stringent levels for ensuring the safety of products exported to the Australian markets.
Bahrain Society of Engineers Honours GPIC President
In a gesture of appreciation, the Bahrain Society of Engineers honoured Mr.Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC, in recognition of his positive contributions to their activities in Mr. Jawaheryâ€™s determination to develop and promote the community at all levels. The honour was bestowed upon Mr. Jawahery during the annual celebrations held by the Bahrain Society of Engineers on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Society and the in the presence of a number of founding and former members, as well as invitees from industrial companies and professional associations.
which is known for its active and effective role in the community, one which has contributed to the elevation of Bahraini society, explaining that he had tried, along with the rest of the members, to contribute as much as he could to support the activities of everyone throughout long years and would, God willing, continue to exert more efforts to support the work of the Society at all levels.
one which did not hesitate in providing financial support for the various activities of the Society, for which he directed sincere thanks and appreciation to the Board of Directors of the GPIC, under the chairmanship of HE Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa.
The Bahrain Society of Engineers was the first professional voluntary association in the Kingdom of For his part, praised Mr. Abdul Bahrain. The Society, which Majeed Al-Ghassab, President of was established in July 27, the Bahrain Society of Engineers 1972, has as its role, the aim of praised the active role played promoting the expertise and by the President of GPIC in interests of Bahraini engineers highlighting the activities of the and seeking to develop their Society over the past years as a abilities through professional, decent and honorable Society, artistic and social activities, On this occasion, Mr. Jawahery one whose members are which represent engineering expressed his deep thanks and dedicated their volunteer work. professions in all disciplines, appreciation to Mr. Abdulmajeed Bahraini engineers have shown including creative and ethical Al-Ghassab, President of the distinctive skills and unmatched practices of the profession as Bahrain Society of Engineers, for superiority in various aspects of well as the development of having been selected to be named their work, with Mr. Jawahery the place and role of engineers as one of a constellation of figures representing a model for in environmental protection, who have been honored in a grand volunteer work in the Society. health, safety and the welfare of celebration held by the Society. the community in the exercise He added that this celebration of the engineering profession. He added that he felt proud of and honour also comes in his association with the Society, honour of GPIC as a company,
GPIC Delegation Participates in IFA’s 2013 Global Safety Summit and Technical Symposium
The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) delegation headed by its President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery participated in the 2013 International Fertilizer Association (IFA) Global Safety Summit and Technical Symposium which was held in Santiago, Chile from 8 to 12 April 2013 and cohosted by SQM, Chile’s fertilizer producing company. Mr. Jawahery praised the event hosted by IFA and its member company Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A (SQM) where 150 participants from 20 countries discussed responsible fertilizer production and best practices in the areas of Safety, Health and the Environment
(SHE).He added that top technical experts from the industry convened to discuss innovative new production processes and best practices. The event focused in particular on SHE matters like product security, employee safety, as well as technical areas like process safety methods that optimize ammonia production. Mr. Jawahery emphasized that IFA’s Global Safety event was incepted here in Bahrain for the first time in 2009 and now it is held for the third time which shows the sincere commitment of the fertilizer industry to continue to feed the world in a safe and responsible manner.
Mr. Francisco Orrego Bauzá, Undersecretary of the Chilean Ministry of Mines, was the keynote speaker and reflected on the steps taken by the Chilean government after the Copiapo copper- gold mine accident of 2010. H.E. Mr. Orrego Bauzá indicated that, as a result of Congress hearings and investigations, more than 30 proposals were incorporated into current safety legislation and governmental procedures.
During the event, Mr. Jawahery clarified that the IFA’s biennial Green Leaf Award for SHE excellence was also awarded in Santiago to Qatar Fertilizer Company (QAFCO) for its outstanding implementation of Mr.Jawahery noted that H.E. management systems.
Yasser A.Rahim renamed as judge for the RoSPA Delmon International Environment Award
Abdulrahman Jawahery For the fourth year in a row, the Organizing Committee for the Delmon Global Environment Award has named Mr. Yasser A.Rahim, Plant Operations Manager at GPIC, to sit as an arbitrator for the award of the prize offered by the British Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for best environmental practice or project.
company name and that of the Kingdom of Bahrain in global forums specializing in the affairs of safety and the environment. He stressed that he will make his utmost effort to honour the company and the Kingdom, and will contribute his efforts to the expertise of the jury to award this prize, which carry a special status for him. GPIC sponsors this award in the belief in the importance of intensifying local and international efforts to upgrade the environment and to apply sustainability in the workplace, a culmination of the efforts of the company in the areas of safety, health and the environment.
The renaming of Mr. A.Rahim for membership of the International Jury for the award is further evidence of the international recognition enjoyed by Bahrainis by virtue of their rich and extensive experience in the fields of industry and areas related to the preservation and nurture of the environment. The British Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Mr. Yasser A. Rahim stated how incorporated the Delmon happy he is at being chosen again, International Award within their a selection which he feels will list of prizes in 2006. The award is enhance the presence of Bahraini sponsored by Gulf Petrochemical nationals on the global stage, Industries Company on an annual giving them the opportunity to basis as part of the RoSPA benefit from the experience, awards programme, whereby, in while also enhancing both the accordance with specific and strict
Yasser A. Rahim standards, the prize is available to any company in the world which demonstrates excellence in environmental conservation. The name “Delmon” was allocated to this award to reflect the history of Bahrain and GPIC’s commitment to safety, health and the environment, following its significant contributions in these areas. For his part, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, expressed his happiness at the choice of Yasser A. Rahim for membership of the panel of judges. GPIC is proud to have nurtured of one of her sons as an arbitrator.
Delmon Global Environment Award
Mr. Jawahery Participates in NSC’s Board Meetings Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, the President of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) participated in the National Safety Council (NSC) Board of Directors meeting held on Wednesday 3 April 2013 in Houston, Taxes. Mr. Jawahery is the only non-US NSC’s Board member and his term of office was renewed for the second consecutive term. Mr. Jawahery stated that the NSC was founded in 1913 and chartered by US Congress as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by
preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. The NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. He added that the Board of Directors meet twice a year face to face and hold monthly conference calls to run the affairs of the council.
the Board meetings which included meetings of the Strategic Planning Committee and Trustees Committee, a number of strategic initiatives were finalized and approved for the council including expanding research in causes of unintentional death in America such as overdoses on prescribed medicine, teen-age driving and use of mobile phones Mr. Jawahery stated that during while driving.
& Participates in NSC’s Campbell Institute Board Meetings Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, the President of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) participated in the National Safety Council (NSC) Campbell Institute (CI) meetings held on Thursday 4 April 2013 in Houston, Taxes. Mr. Jawahery representing GPIC which is both a Founding Member as well as Charter Member of the Campbell Institute participated in the Campbell Institute Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee meetings.
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He added that the Institute’s true power lies in the sharing of proven knowledge, actionable solutions and best practices from leading-edge organizations worldwide. These organizations have a passion for SHE and how it has shaped their operations for Mr. Jawahery stated that the the better. Campbell Institute was built upon one belief: that Safety, That is why we see each member
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The passing away of Dr. Haldor Frederik Topsøe “The corporate world in and founded the Haldor Topsøe itself means nothing unless it improves the lives of people and the conditions in poor countries.” - Dr. Haldor Frederik Topsøe Dr. Haldor Topsøe was born on May 24th 1913 and passed away on May 20th 2013 just a few days before his 100th birthday. Dr. Topsøe graduated as a chemical engineer in 1963
Company only four years after that in 1940. During his long career in the chemical industry, Dr. Topsøe made many significant technological and scientific contributions to the fields of energy, food supply and the environment gaining him international fame and recognition. The world has lost a great man of all those around him and has known for his perseverance, dedicated his life to the benefit of dedication and endless others. contributions to the fields of science and technology. He was He will be sorely missed. a leader who enriched the lives
GPIC Toastmasters Club celebrates appointment of Chairman and members of new Administration
U n d e r t h e a u spice s o f M r. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC, the company Toastmasters Club held a gala ceremony to mark the appointment of the new President and the new executive committee members of the club, who were recently elected via the traditional electoral process. The celebration was attended by members of the executive management of the company, led by President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery and a number of senior officials, in addition to members of the Toastmasters club, company personnel and a number of heads and members of Toastmasters clubs in Bahrain. The former Governor of district 20, the Governor of Division A and the Governor of Area 77 all directed congratulations to the elected members and praised the great achievements of the GPIC club during previous sessions, expressing their hope that the march of success would continue during the current session.
Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery delivered a speech to convey the greetings of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and Oil Affairs and the companyâ€™s Chairman, while also expressing his congratulations to the new management of the club, wishing them all success in managing the responsibility entrusted to them.
the dissemination the art, to hone the skills of public speaking which has boosted the confidence of many of the employees and helped them to represent the company in the external forums.
The GPIC Toastmasters Club held elections on 12 June 2013, which resulted in victory for Miss Raeda Shemeri as President of the club. The executive committee is Mr. Jawahery thanked the composed of seven members, Chairman and members of serving in accordance with the previous administration the objectives of Toastmasters for all their efforts to ensure International, and working within the qualitative development the Competent Communicator of the club both in terms of and Competent Leader Tracks. the programmes offered and their participation in local and It is noteworthy that the regional competitions, calling GPIC Toastmasters Club was on the new administration to established in 2008 and is the only continue to work to maintain club in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the exceptional standards and which holds its meetings in both keep it as one of the most active Arabic and English; the club has clubs in the kingdom. more than forty members and has produced many of qualified Then the members of the orators. new management confirmed their commitment to the responsibilities entrusted to them in order to contribute to
Employee of the Month in GPIC
In the presence of H.E Anwar Saeed bin Salama, Managing Director, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President and Mr. Yaqoob Yousif, Vice Chairman of Labour Union, H.E Yousif Abdulrahman Al Zamil, Vice Chairman of GPIC, presented a certificate and prize to Mr. Abdullah Hassan from Human Resources Department, who was awarded Employee of the month for January 2013.
1. Abdullah Hassan joined the Company in 1991 and serves as an administrator in the employee relations section. Mr. Hassan has also attended a number of training courses both inside and outside the Kingdom. 2. Mohamed Haji joined the Company in 1987 and serves as a fire and safety operator. He has attended a number of training courses both inside and outside the Kingdom.
3. Mohamed Hussain joined the Company in 2002 and has served as mentor for operators of lifting equipment. He has also attended a number of training courses both inside and outside the Kingdom. 4. Ms. Claire Louise Simpson, an executive office administrator in the Executive Management Department. Ms. Simpson was chosen as Employee of the Month for May 2013. Ms. Simpson joined the company in 2011. It is worth mentioning that the goal of this award is to encourage the employees of the Company so as to improve and develop the Company and the performance of the employees alike.
New Design of GPIC Urea Bags To meet the strategic commitment of continuous enhancement and applying highest global standards, GPIC has improved its old Urea 50kg bag design to modern attractive design. The new design has been carefully chosen through survey conducted amongst all company employees. It is worth noting that GPIC Bagged Urea is consumed only by domestic customers, where GPIC supplies approximately 1500 tonnes per year of bagged Urea to domestic market with promotional price in order to support agricultural sector and greenery projects in the Kingdom. GPIC Urea product is classified by its chemical and physical properties which place it on the top quality of the Urea produced worldwide.
GPIC Supports Cerebral Palsy Friendship Society
In response to of H.E Shaikh Khalifa, Advisor Prime Minister and Oil Affairs
the directives Isa bin Ali Al to H.R.H the for Industrial and Chairman
of the Company, GPIC recently provided financial support to the Cerebral Palsy Friendship Society.
Palsy Friendship Society and the efforts of the organizers of the Society for the care of patients with this type of disability.
In a statement on the occasion, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC, stated that the Company seeks to share its success with various segments of society, particularly charities that deal with the provision of care to alleviate suffering. Mr. Jawahery praised in particular the humanitarian role of the Cerebral
For his part, Dr. Ahmed Mohsen Nasser, President of the Cerebral Palsy Friendship Society offered sincere thanks and appreciation to the Board of Directors of GPIC for the generous donation, stressing that the money will be used for the benefit of the centre, which holds the Societyâ€™s administration.
GPIC Wins Awards at the Toastmasters Conference in Dubai
H.E Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salamah, GPIC Vice Chairman and Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC, honoured the GPIC Toastmasters Team, who recently returned to the kingdom after participating in the annual Toastmasters conference, winning the Team Award and two Individual Awards.
have enjoyed regular success in local and regional competitions, stressing that the excellence of the Club members was the result of hard work and a sincere desire to achieve titles, as well as ensuring gaining experience and confidence in the Toastmasters’ art.
active clubs in Bahrain; many of the speakers having benefitted from the support provided by the company, including the provision of facilities and diverse programs. The company had also invited many well-known Arab and international public speakers to visit the Club, to give lectures, which had benefited The President remarked that the members, as had workshops and Mr. Jawahery expressed his pride company Toastmasters Club has competitions. in the members of the club who become today one of the most
GPIC provides sponsorship for the Bahrain International Airshow GPIC has provided financial sponsorship to the Bahrain Airshow 2014, planned to take place from 16 -18 of January 2014. The company’s contribution comes as an extension of the support submitted on an annual basis for this show, which is one of the Kingdom’s biggest shows, one which attracts thousands of citizens and visitors from inside and outside the Kingdom, as evidenced by an unprecedented demand for tickets.
the company’s financial support for this important international exhibition.
Mr. Jawahery expressed the hope that this support would contribute to maintaining the high level of this unique event, one that offers both serious aviation and fun, an event that is awaited eagerly by visitors, as much for On the sidelines of a recent visit by H.E Mr. the associated artistic performances and folk heritage, Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation which lend an atmosphere of wonderful celebration as to the GPIC complex, in the presence of Mr. for the aircraft. It is a show that has now become one Ahmed Nemat Ali, Acting Undersecretary of the most important tourism events, a highlight of the of Civil Aviation Affairs, Mr.Abdulrahman enormous potential enjoyed by the Kingdom in the field Jawahery, President of GPIC, offered of hosting exhibitions efficiently and effectively.
GPIC’s Health Committee organizes lecture during Ramadan…
”Your Diet in Ramadan”
On the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, under the title of “Your Diet in Ramadan”, GPIC’s Health Committee organized a lecture for the purpose of spreading awareness about the proper food to consume in the holy month of Ramadan, in addition to some useful information about the health benefits of fasting, sound nutritional advice and how to avoid weight-gain during the month of Ramadan presented by Dr. Kazem Halwachi, Consultant GP Family Medicine at the Ministry of Health. Dr. Halwachi began the lecture by expressing his sincere gratitude to GPIC for hosting this lecture. He also conveyed his appreciation for the strong cooperation exhibited by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC president, who strongly values health and safety and accordingly drives campaigns for raising awareness about those topics not only among company employees but also among all segments of society in the kingdom of Bahrain. The
guidelines for staying healthy and avoiding/reducing obesity through proper nutrition at the time of breaking fast, how fasting affects the activities of the body and the health benefits of fasting. Dr. Halwachi also noted the importance of exercise and activities in the month of Ramadan and the damage due to laziness/ inactivity and staying seated for long periods in front of the TV screen. The, he discussed some of the health problems that may occur as a result of excessive food and an imbalanced diet in the month of Ramadan.
GPIC President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, then stated that such awareness lectures contribute greatly to clarify the damage of obesity. He also pointed out that the organization of this event comes in the midst of an increased risk of obesity, which is termed the ‘disease’ of the modern era. He explained that the company places great importance on its employees and considers them top priority as they are the company’s real assets and key to the success that has health been achieved at various levels.
Accordingly, the company has implemented an overall health program that has been developed through scientific studies which pointed out the existence of a number of employees suffering from overweight and he highlighted that this holy month is a great opportunity to gain healthy habits and avoid obesity. The President then discussed the importance of attending to one’s health and maintaining an ideal weight, stressing the need to eat a balanced diet that contains all the nutrients required by the body, noting the need to change the style of life and diet discipline. He also mentioned that many people cannot achieve their goal of losing weight without the help of a nutritionist specializing in obesity therefore the company has provided an professional group of nutrition specialists, warning that there are many unsupervised slimming systems that may not give the body a balanced diet.
A delegation from the International Women’s Association visits GPIC As part of its commitment to enhance its social ties and encourage positive cooperation with all the different associations, community clubs, professional and private institutions and charities; GPIC, being a renowned successful example of implementing excellence at all levels, received a delegation from the International Women’s Association on Monday 27th of May. Upon arrival, the delegation was received upon by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC , other members of the GPIC Executive
Management and a number of functions and programs for the female representatives from local community. the company’s Ladies Working Committee. Mr. Jawahery stressed the strong emphasis of the company on Mr. Jawahery warmly welcomed safety issues and environment the delegation that was headed by conservation and stewardship. Ms. Fatima Al Kooheji, chairman He also pointed out the of the International Women’s Carbon Dioxide Recovery Unit Association, and he praised the project which had a substantial Association’s contributions to contribution in protection of the society through public events environment through reducing and annual charity fundraising the emission of greenhouse gases.
GPIC sponsors Southern Governorate on the occasion of World Day to Combat Drugs On the occasion of the World Day to Combat Drugs, marked annually on the 26th of June and under the sponsorship of GPIC, the Southern Governorate is marking the occasion with a number of activities and events. In a statement on the occasion, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery stated that the company is delighted to provide support in promoting an awareness that would spare the young from one of the most pestilent and deadly afflictions to affect humanity, stressing that the company will, through this support, educate all members of society damaged by drugs, in an effort to reduce and eliminate such risks.
Mr. Jawahery praised in this regard the efforts of Southern Governorate, led by H.E Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Governor of the Southern Governorate, in organizing the celebration of World Day to Combat Drugs, noting the diverse events planned and expressing the hope that the people of the Southern Governorate would benefit through their attendance and participation and spread awareness of this serious social scourge.
GPIC Takes Part in Invest in Bahrain Show as Part of Efforts to Promote Investments in Bahrain Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company took part in the Invest in Bahrain Show held by the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry during the period from 7-9th April, 2013. The move is part of GPIC’s efforts to have a presence in all events designed to develop the community and to promote investments in Bahrain locally and overseas. The Show, which was held in participation with the private sector, is designed to highlight the available investment opportunities in Bahrain and the current investment and business environment available for investors as well as the facilities given by the Bahrain government to attract the inflow of investments from abroad with the aim of furthering co-operation in economic, trade, investment and industrial spheres.
Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board member Mr. Dharar Yousuf Al Ghanim visited the Show, in which Bahrain companies including GPIC took part, in the presence of H.E Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the State of Kuwait and H.E Mr. Abdul Hameed Al Kooheji, member of the Board of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of the Industry Committee.
GPIC Ladies participate in training in Istanbul In line with plans for development and advancement of employees that were adopted by GPIC, the company’s Academy of Leadership and Learning arranged a trip for a number of GPIC ladies to attend a course in Office Management Skills in Turkey, during the period from 28th April to 3rd May 2013. The course was organized by Dar Al Arabia Institution and the topics included the essential basics of office management skills which were designed to increase knowledge, experience and skills in modern techniques and processes. . Mr.Abdulrahman Jawahery highlighted the important role played by the Academy of Leadership and learning of the company for organizing training courses that fit the needs of employees within different departments and specialties in order to develop their skills and raise their professional level overall.
In regards to GPIC’s efforts to promote Bahrainisation and their fervent initiatives towards qualifying young nationals to work hard and support their country, Mr. Jawahery made it clear that the company was able to achieve a Bahrainisation rate of 92% of total employment. Likewise, the GPIC ladies participating in the program have conveyed their deep appreciation to the president of the company for giving them this opportunity to train and develop themselves, as well as, to acquire new, useful skills in their field.
On the occasion of World Environment Day,
GPIC President urges interaction with the United Nations campaign to reduce food waste On World Environment Day, which falls on the fifth of June of each year, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery President of GPIC highlighted the growing importance of maintaining the environment, pointing out the great efforts made by the United Nations with regard to environmental issues. Mr. Jawahery said that the UNO had chosen the slogan â€œThink, Eat, Save.â€? Through this slogan, the aim is to reduce both wasteful food and the waste of food, a campaign that encourages us all to work together to fight against extravagance in our eating habits and to reduce the more than 1.3 billion tons of food wasted each year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO.) Such a quantity is the same amount of
food produced by all the SubSaharan countries combined; millions of people go hungry every day around the world, while more than 20 thousand children a day under the age of five perish from hunger, daily. The President added that as a result of this massive imbalance in lifestyles and its devastating effects on the environment, the theme this year represents an encouragement for all to be more aware and conscious of the environmental impact resulting from the food choices that we taking in each day, as it represents a call to action to make better informed decisions in this regard, pointing out that the planet is struggling to provide enough resources, while the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one-
third of international global food production is either spoiled or thrown away. Mr. Jawahery added that wasting food means wasting all the resources and effort used in the production of these foodstuffs, including fresh water, land, forests and biodiversity, so making an informed decision will mean to choose foods that cause limited environmental impact, as in organic foods, which avoid chemicals in the production process and the purchase of locally produced food which can contribute greatly to the reduction of harmful emissions. In conclusion, Mr. Jawahery called on everyone to stop for a moment to reflect about the twenty thousand children who die every day from hunger, before deciding to waste food by throwing it in the trash cans. We may all contribute thereby to save humanity and the environment in which we live.
GPIC cleans up Tubli Bay GPICâ€™s continuous efforts to care for and preserve the environment in the Kingdom found full expression on Saturday 15th June with a major campaign to clean up Tubli Bay. The beach clean up was organised by the GPIC Social Activities Committee in cooperation with the Manama Municipality. A large number of employees of the company and their families participated in removing waste from the beach. The companyâ€™s Management provided volunteers with all the tools necessary to ensure the effectiveness of the event such as gloves and garbage bags, hats and sun block, drinking water and refreshments, as well as a qualified medical staff for any emergency situation.
Urban Planning in the process of waste collection and cleaning the shores of the Kingdom. The campaign also aims to activate a genuine partnership between the company and the society at large to establish civilized behaviour among citizens. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery offered sincere thanks to the Chairman and members of the social activities committee for their efforts to establish a culture of volunteering. The current initiative aims to promote a culture in favour of the
sustainability of the environment in order to raise and enhance the level of public awareness of the importance of caring for the environment as a community. Mr. Jawahery commented that cleaner beaches help to protect the environment and marine organisms from the risk of waste being dumped in coastal areas and will also impact on human health. He called for negative practices in this regard to be avoided, the most important being the dumping of waste which causes the degradation of the marine environment.
The initiative aims to establish a culture in the community to protect the environment in general and Tubli Bay in particular, through cooperation with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and
GPIC organizes a training course: “GPIC Ambassadors” The Academy of Leadership at GPIC ran a training course for the second batch of GPIC Ambassadors, in cooperation and coordination with the Emic Training Institute.
first session for Webmasters, within an overall development plan being pursued in order to enhance the skills of staff to provide them with opportunities to change for the better, developing their knowledge, During these training sessions, abilities and skills. emphasis was placed on several important topics that Commenting on the organization will achieve the development of the session, Mr. Abdulrahman objective whereby the company’s Jawahery lauded the important employees will keep up with role played by the Academy of the conditions of competition Leadership and Learning in the and enhance their ability to organization and implementation adapt to changes. Participants of training courses, praising also received tools of self- the efficiency of the Bahraini management and influential nationals involved and their communication techniques, as ability to keep up with the latest well as being introduced to the offerings in training programmes. principles of applying influential leadership and the means of With regard to the efforts of the solving problems and how to company in Bahrainisation and make effective business decisions. training of local nationals, Mr. Jawahery has made it clear that Also in the Academy, the company GPIC has been able to actually has carried out successfully its achieve a rate of Bahrainisation
that has reached 92% of the total employees in the company and has stated that this distinction comes as a result of the continuing efforts of the company’s management in implementing a policy of recruitment and training of national employees, noting the prizes and certificates earned by the company in this area. Mr. Jawahery emphasised that global challenges have imposed an imperative whereby everyone must continue in education and training and development to keep abreast of developments in this vital industry. The current high levels and the efficiency which infuse employees of the company may not in themselves be enough to match the company’s future aspirations without further training, so the President urged everyone to exert more effort to contribute to the development of the company’s business.
A delegation from GPIC attends the GRI Forum As part of the Company’s efforts to train its employees in leadership positions and within the Company’s development and succession strategies, a delegation from GPIC visited Amestrdam to participate in the GRI forum held by the GRI Foundation during the period 22-24 of May.
the opportunity to participate in global forums and taking advantage of the ideas, theses and points of view raised as such meetings which, without doubt, contribute to enrich and expand their knowledge, and inform them of the experience of others.” He also praised all those involved in organizing the forum as well as thanking them for the good reception given to the Company’s delegation participating.
In a speech on this occasion, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, said that the participation of the Company delegation at the GRI forum is an important part of the For their part, the Company Company’s plans for developing delegation to the Forum thanked its employees, providing them the management of the Company
for giving them the opportunity to participate in such a unique event. They remarked on the opportunity, which allowed them to view on the important role for Sustainability and its rapid development, assuring that it will help them develop the Company in their particular field. Members of the delegation also spoke highly of the excellent organization witnessed at this forum, as well as their good preparation for meetings and workshops.
Urea Product Handling Team Wins GPIC 6-A-Side Football Tournament
As part of its keen interest in organizing social and sports events for the employees, GPIC seeks to encourage the staff members to engage in various sports to maintain their physical fitness at the highest level. The Company has recently organized the 6-A-Side Football tournament at the GPIC Club with the participation of various departments.
known football players. The contestants were divided into 10 teams representing the various departments of the Company.
Runners up were the Safety, Health and Environment team. In the third place was the ammonia team. The winners were honoured by Mr. Ahmed Nooruddin, General ManagerSpecial Projects and Mr. Zuhair Tawfiqi, Public Relations Manager.
The Tournament was highly competitive among the participating teams who enjoyed a high level of physical fitness and showed remarkable skills and Commenting on this occasion, outstanding talent during the Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery matches of the competition. expressed his thanks to the Chairman and members of the The event was held on Saturday The Tournament was won by Social Activities Committee for June 29 and attracted a large the Urea Handling Team who their efforts towards organizing number of employees and well- received the Tournament cup. this event.
Walking Day held on World Health Day Marking the World Health Day on 7th April of every year, the GPIC Health Committee organized a Walking Day on Sunday 7th April at the GPIC Complex.The event is held as part of the Company’s involvement with civil society organizations to mark this important occasion. Taking part in the event were a number of the Company’s employees as the Management focuses on encouraging its staff members to exercise and to walk for health. In a statement, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President said the Company was keen - as it is every year - to mark World Health Day through organizing various events and activities owing to
the significance of health and safety to industrial operations. GPIC lays special emphasis on these aspects and holds an annual event marking the Health, Safety and Environment Week, he added. GPIC President further said walking is indeed the easiest and most enjoyable sport that anyone can engage in at any time and at any place. It is also helpful in getting rid of diseases and ailments and enables one to relax and be in a good mood. The Company marks the World Health Day in every year through holding a number of events and activities that include medical check-ups for members of the staff and serving health food at the Company’s cafeteria.
GPIC organizes Summer Camp activities for children of employees
GPIC is provides a programme of fun and meaningful summer activities an annual basis. This yearâ€™s summer camp began its activities on 25 June and will continue until 3 July. the numerous activities and programmes include learning culinary arts, painting, handicrafts and painting on ceramics, and few visits to Lost Pradise, Fun Land Centre and Bahrain Cinema.
and safe environment where a variety of recreational and sports activities will enhance their childhood.
the company for the unlimited support and follow-up provided to the benefit of our precious children.
The company President also noted the strenuous and tireless efforts of the Chairman and members of the Social Activities Committee and the organizers of the programme to ensure that activities are reviewed and Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery renewed each year, in line with reiterated that the companyâ€™s the importance of this social management is keen to provide all programme. possible facilities for the success of the summer programme, which For his part, Mr. Zuhair Tawfiqi, seeks to promote the spirit of one Public Relations Manager and family and give the children of staff Chairman of the Social Activities the opportunity to spend their Committee, expressed his summer vacation in a comfortable gratitude to the President of
It should be noted that GPIC has been running such summer camps since 2005 for the benefit of children of company employees. This year, due to the short period of time available before the Holy month of Ramadan, the company felt that the organization of recreational trips to tourist attractions and places of entertainment in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as the atmosphere of fun in the camp itself would achieve the maximum benefit for the participants in the summer programme.
GPIC supports Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa AlKhalifa Cardiac Center Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery GPIC President and members of the GPIC Executive Management Team visited the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa AlKhalifa Cardiac Center at BDF on Sunday 14th of July 2013. Having received and welcomed the delegation, Dr. Resan Hammoud Badran, Director of the Specialist Centre, described the facility as one of the largest and most advanced medical centers in the treatment of heart disease in the region. He praised the great interest shown by the Company in the Centre, noting that it is not the visit the first by the President to the center which, if anything, shows the interest he takes in the medical services sector of the Kingdom. During the meeting, Mr. Jawahery provided financial support
through a contribution from GPIC of ten thousand dinars. The money will be used in support of diagnostic and therapeutic services for all patients in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Mr. Jawahery conveyed the greetings of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs and the Companyâ€™s chairman, stressing that the Company is proud to offer its support for such specialized centers that contribute to the achieving a level of excellence in the health services provided by hospitals and health centers in Bahrain, to both citizens and to those temporarily resident on its territory. He also praised the centerâ€™s management for achieving a regional reputation as well as acquiring the latest equipment and devices in the
field of diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Mr. Jawahery hoped that GPICâ€™s support will contribute to maintaining the high level of excellent medical care provided by the Centre to support the health sector. For his part, Dr. Resan Hammoud Badran, Director of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Cardiac Centre, expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to GPIC, led by H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, on the great interest shown by the Company in supporting a variety of worthy causes, whether health centres, humanitarian causes, charitable or educational societies. GPIC, he said, is a model for all institutions, at all levels of society, with its keen interest in social services.
GPIC sponsors the first Open Gymnastics Championship
Abdulrahman Jawahery In the context of the company’s interest in the youth sector and its social and sports activities, GPIC gave financial support to the Federation of Bahraini Gymnastics as a contribution to the First Open Gymnastics Championship’s for the 12, 15 and 18 years onwards age groups, which was held recently in the Kingdom. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC, commented that the First Open Championship would promote the sport in the Kingdom and ensure that Bahraini gymnasts would be able to raise the banner of the Kingdom in local, Gulf, Arab and international competition, praising the efforts of the Bahrain Gymnastics Association in the preparation and organization of this tournament.
Dr. Khalid Al Alawi
Oil Affairs and the company’s Chairman and Mr.Abdulrahman Jawahery, President, for the company’s interest in the activities of the Association.
It is worth mentioning that the GPIC contributes to, and provides care for various sporting events organized by associations and sports Clubs, working to raise the level of Speaking about the tournament, different sports and highlight the the President of the Association sporting talent enjoyed by youth said that the first Open in the Kingdom, in the company’s Championships represented keen efforts to provide annual a success story in promoting support for internal and external the sport in the Kingdom, also tournaments held by various contributing to the development sports federations. young emerging Bahraini gymnasts, who are now able to raise the banner of the country in local, Gulf, Arab and international arenas.
For his part, Dr. Khalid Ismail AlAlawi, President of the Bahraini Gymnastics Association, offered his sincere thanks and gratitude to the management of GPIC, led by H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor to H.R.H the Prime Minister for Industrial and
GPIC supports the International Conference of Management Sciences
GPIC provided financial support to the Institute of Public Administration to contribute to the International Conference of Administrative Sciences, organized by the Institute from June 1 to 6, under the patronage of H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the Company, stressed the importance of providing all forms of support for community development, noting that the Company, as one of the leading industrial concerns in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is proud to be able to offer backing for this important gathering that highlights a very important topic, human resources training, in the process of the renaissance and comprehensive development being witnessed by the Kingdom at all levels.
The company also participated actively in this Event, which witnessed the participation of more than 500 people from 70 countries from all over the world gathered to discuss all developments related to the field of public administration, including the theories and applications, in addition to the challenges faced by modern science. This conference is one of the world most important gatherings specialized in discussing issues of public administration was organized by the Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) in collaboration with the World Association of Public Administration and the Federation of Institutes of global public administration.
GPIC receive delegation from educational institutions in the United States of America GPICâ€™s commitment to cultural exchange with educational institutions worldwide, as well as promoting cultural and scientific cooperation, led to a delegation of teachers from the United States to visit the complex recently. The delegation comprised 12 teachers from American schools and was greeted upon arrival by Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of the company, members of the Executive Management and a number of officials.The guests were briefed at the outset on the business philosophy and strategy of the company, leading to questions and inquiries relating to leadership, management and the approach to work of the company.The guests then made a field visit to the plants, where the company identified the stages of manufacture and export, as well as the environmental projects scattered throughout the company. At the conclusion of the visit, a luncheon was held by the company to honour the visiting delegation, who offered thanks for the hospitality
received, while also expressing their admiration for the sophisticated operations. Particular praise was reserved for the companyâ€™s socially responsible actions towards the local community. The delegates stressed that they would this message pass on to their students, as well as describing the enormous potential possessed by the Kingdom of Bahrainâ€™s industrial sector. In a statement on the occasion of the visit, the GPIC President said that such visits by teachers and academics were always welcome, whether local students of schools and universities or from farther afield, because it gives the company the opportunity to acquaint them with the high levels reached by industrial companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the competency of the national workforce.
GPIC Participate at 8th International Chamber of Commerce Conference GPIC Participated in the 8th International Chamber of Commerce Conference and Show which opened in Doha, Qatar, on 23rd April, 2013. The Conference was held for the first time in the Middle East under the theme of “Opportunities for All” with a record attendance of more than 2,000 delegates from 134 countries. During the threeday Conference, the delegates discussed at four public sessions topics of education and business, small size enterprises and women and business. The Conference was opened by Qatar’s Crown Prince Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
local, regional and international companies from 18 countries from around the world. The exhibitors included many Gulf and overseas companies including GPIC.
His Highness visited the Kingdom of Bahrain stand. On hand to welcome His Highness was Mr. Zuhair Tawfiqi, Public The show, which was held on Relations Manager who briefed the sidelines of the Conference, His Highness about the nature attracted the participation of 140 of GPIC’s operations and
achievements in the manufacture of petrochemicals and fertilizers. He also showcased the company’s remarkable successes in the oil industry. Qatar’s Crown Prince praised the amazing development of the oil industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain in addition to its strong compliance with international requirements and standards in the areas of health, safety, environment and CSR .
GPIC honours Mr. Abdulkarim Ahmed in recognition of his honesty and dedication to his work Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, GPIC President, honoured employee Abdulkarim Ahmed, from logistics Service section, in appreciation of his honesty and dedication within the scope of his work in the Company. Mr. Jawahery praised the great commitment shown by Mr. Ahmed during working hours. He has implemented all the tasks entrusted to him in all sincerity and honesty, with discipline and speed and in such a way that has created harmony between colleagues, reflecting positively on the performance of the rest of the staff and promoting team spirit, in addition to acting promptly to extend a helping hand to others without hesitation.
Mr. Jawahery said that Mr. Abdulkarim’s nomination for this honor was based on the testimony of all his colleagues at work, pointing out that the award contributes to raise the spirit of work and diligence among staff, as it reflects at the same time the Company’s commitment to and support for the application of social responsibility towards its employees.
Salmaniya Rotary Club Delegation visits GPIC As part of its social responsibility commitment through enhancing social ties and encouraging positive cooperation with all the different professional clubs, associations, nongovernmental institutions and charities; GPIC, being an honored and inspiring example of excellence in industrial operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain, received a delegation from Salmaniya Rotary Club, headed by Mr. Khaled Turk, the club president on Monday 22nd of May.
Upon arrival, the delegation was received upon by Mr. Fadhel Al Ansari, General ManagerManufacturing , other members of the GPIC Executive Management and a number of senior officials. After that, the visiting delegation listened to a detailed explanation
of the methodology followed by the administrative management of the Company and its operations, production and export, including a review of the most important achievements of the Company in the areas of safety, the preservation of the environment.
GPIC at the GCC Skills Show GPIC took part in the GCC Skills Show 2013, which was opened by Dr. Abdulla Yousuf Al Mutawa’a, Education Ministry Undersecretary for Education and Curricula at the Bahrain Training Institute with the participation of a number of prominent figures and representatives of the GCC states. The Show events included a number of activities designed to develop students’ skills at various academic levels where winning candidates were nominated to take part in the major competition to be held on the GCC level. Dr. Abdulla Al Mutawa’a and a number of senior officials visited the GPIC stand where they were received by Engineer Mr. Ahmed Ghuloom, Maintenance Manager who briefed the visitors about the plant operations, high safety levels and the GPIC exports to major world markets. In a statement, GPIC President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery said the Company is always keen on taking part in the various events held in the Kingdom. He praised such events that contribute to giving
students a precious opportunity to develop their potential and enhance their skills. This is also an effective tool designed to raise awareness of the technical education, professional skills and expertise that we need to impart to our youngsters to give them a competitive advantage on the national, regional and international levels. He further stated that GPIC has focused its efforts on supporting youngsters and sponsoring their events in the community. This is in line with the company’s objectives of employing young Bahraini talent and focusing their talents and capabilities in a productive work environment.
GPIC organizes Photo Contest and Honors the winners at the Safety, Health and Environment Week Ceremony In light of its constant encouragement for the development of employeesâ€™ personal skills, the Social Activities Committee within GPIC has organized a photography contest for employees according to company-wide interest and talent in this elegant form of art. After scrutiny of the photos by professional photographer, Mr. Rifai, the winners of this contest have been honored during the grand celebration held by the company on the occasion of the Safety, Health and Environment Week. The celebration was held on Thursday, 25th of July and was attended by more than 150 members of the company along with guests. The contest included two categories: General Photos and Photos of Bahrain. The winners of the General Photos category were announced as Mr. Muhammad Asad, Mr. Hamad Al Mulla and Ms. Fatima Al Mosally. On the other hand, the winners of the Photos of Bahrain category were announced as Mr. Mansour Mohammed, Mr. Mohammed Jalal and Mr. Osama Khunji.
An exhibition was included in the ceremony to display photographs by participants in the competition, where winners have conveyed deep gratitude in being part of this new initiative within the company, which allowed them to showcase their artistic skills. They also praised the company management led by Abdulrahman Jawahery (president) for greatly encouraging employee talent and successfully organizing this photography contest.
In his statement, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President of GPIC congratulated the winners of the competition and added that it has allowed many to reveal their talent in the art of photography. He also mentioned that this contest was a good opportunity that has opened the door to employees of the company to record beautiful moments that they experience through the lens of the camera, pointing out that the competition has already contributed in the stimulation and upgrading of the profession and hobby of photography among the companyâ€™s employees.
MORE THAN 1500 PEOPLE ATTEND GPIC FAMILY SAFETY Evening
As part of the GPIC Safety, Health & Environment Week, a major annual ceremony marking Family Safety Evening was held at the Diplomat Hotel.
their attendance of an event that brings together members of the staff and sheds light on the importance of complying with safety standards whether at work or at home.
The event was designed to further cultivate the safety culture within the community and to familiarize the public with the importance of safety in an informal and family atmosphere.
During the ceremony, prizes were Mr. Jawahery also dealt with the distributed to children who had Companyâ€™s full commitment to won in various competitions, applying international standards including drawing, colouring and of safety and environmental essay writing about safety, health protection. He added that and the environment. the Company is particularly successful in this particular area, As part of its preparations, thanks to the high awareness of the Organising Committee the employees and efforts in this produced numerous leaflets and field. Accordingly, the Company organized competitions aimed at has won the highest awards at further enhancing awareness of local, regional and international health, safety and environmental levels. protection issues. The publications were well received by Concluding, the GPIC President the guests who found them useful expressed his thanks to the and informative.
Opening the ceremony, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery welcomed the guests and conveyed to them the best wishes of H.E Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Advisor of H.R.H the Prime Minister for Oil and Industrial Affairs, GPIC Chairman. He also thanked the employees and their family members for
guests and wished them an enjoyable time. He also thanked the Organising Committee Chairman and members for their efforts in arranging this major family event.